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Mark Beeson

Mark Beeson

Mark Beeson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Western Australia. Before joining UWA at the beginning of 2015, he was Professor of International Relations at Murdoch University. Previously he taught at the universities of Griffith, Queensland, York (UK) and Birmingham, where he was also head of department. He is co-editor of Contemporary Politics, and the founding editor of Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific (Palgrave)

Global Geopolitics Series

China: globalisation’s unlikely champion

Jan 30, 2017 17:25 pm UTC| Insights & Views

We live in an era of unprecedented and frequently bewildering change. Shocks and surprises are the order of the day, none more so or more consequential than the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the...

Hong Kong's clouded future

Jan 23, 2017 06:34 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

As the world struggles to come to terms with the potentially monumental geopolitical changes Donald Trumps election threatens to unleash, its easy to lose sight of the fate of the small fry. Few places epitomise whats at...

Global Geopolitics Series

video Trump, Putin and the new international order

Jan 13, 2017 04:13 am UTC| Insights & Views

If it werent quite so serious, it might be amusing. President-elect Donald Trump the words are still rather difficult to believe prefers to protect the reputation of one of the US perennial foreign policy rivals, rather...

Two cheers for Barack Obama

Jan 05, 2017 11:11 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Barack Obamas presidency was always bound to be something of a disappointment. Few presidents can have entered office with such great expectations, not least because of what went before him. Indeed, when we try to make...

Global Geopolitics Series

Berlin: who will stand up for liberalism and tolerance now?

Dec 30, 2016 07:00 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Poor Angela Merkel. Given Germanys history and her own cautious nature, its not been easy being the defacto leader of the European Union at the best of times. But these are far from the best of times, either for Germany or...

Global Geopolitics Series

A rare American rebuke for Israel

Dec 29, 2016 11:10 am UTC| Insights & Views

As in comedy, timing can be vital in politics too. To say outgoing Secretary of State John Kerrys criticism of Israel is a bit late is putting it mildly. No matter how valid some of Kerrys belated observations about...

Global Geopolitics Series

Trump rewrites the diplomatic rule book

Dec 04, 2016 01:15 am UTC| Insights & Views

Even the most pessimistic of commentators must be astounded by US President-elect Donald Trumps capacity to destabilise some of the most important elements of the existing international order even before he actually gets...

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Economy

CaixaBank's acquisition of Bankia to create Spain's largest bank

CaixaBank will acquire state-owned Bankia in an all-share deal that would create Spains largest bank with total assets exceeding $786.6 billion. The deal will help the companies tackle dwindling profitability due to the...

Dubai’s DP World to work with Israel’s DoverTower in bid for Haifa Port

Dubai state-owned DP World is teaming up with Israels DoverTower in a joint venture that will bid in the privatization and to conduct a study on opening a direct shipping line between the two Middle East states. Haifa...

60% of pandemic-induced business closures in US become permanent

Yelp data revealed that 97,966 of the 163,735 business closures across the US due to the pandemic as of Aug, 31 wont be reopening. Permanent business closures rose 34 percent since Yelps last report in mid-July. Yelp...

S. Korea, Germany to boost energy ties towards economic recovery, climate goals

South Korea and Germany vowed via a virtual meeting to bolster cooperation in the energy sector towards the recovery of their virus-hit economies and helping each other achieve their climate goals. According to the...

S. Korea's corporate sales suffer record 10.1% drop in Q2

South Korean companies suffered a 10.1 percent dip in sales in the second quarter, its sharpest on record, and plunging from a 1.9 percent on-year drop in the first quarter. It was also the sixth consecutive quarterly...

Politics

Melania Trump: FLOTUS' torched wooden statue replaced in her hometown Slovenia

Melania Trump has a statue in her image that was installed in her hometown in Slovenia, Russia. This was an original life-sized statue of the FLOTUS image that was carved from the trunk of a linden tree however it was...

Joe Biden: Jim Carrey to portray former VP on 'Saturday Night Live'

The comedy sketch show Saturday Night Live has often mocked presidential elections over the years, with cold opens featuring current and former presidents and other political figures. With the new season set to premiere in...

Barack Obama encourages Gen Z and Millenial voters to vote in video for ATTN:

The Obamas are among the most influential political figures, with former first lady Michelle Obama actively encouraging Americans to register to vote by stressing the importance of their votes. This time, former president...

Ivanka Trump: Bob Woodward's book reveals how White House adviser asked James Mattis for a plan to fight ISIS

Ivanka Trump serves as an advisor to her father Donald Trump in the White House, often seen alongside him during political events or attending political events on his behalf. Bob Woodwards new book, Rage, reveals her...

Science

NASA: Astronomers spot exoplanet closely orbiting a white dwarf star

There are still a lot of things about the universe that have yet to be explained, and astronomers recently discovered something once thought to be impossible. Astronomers picked up on an exoplanet orbiting a white dwarf at...

Mars mission: Scientists say acids may have erased traces of alien life on Red Planet

NASA is gearing up for its upcoming Mars mission, with the Perseverance Rover already getting a headstart in its journey to the Red Planet to search for life. However, researchers believe that the search for alien life on...

Climate change: Rising global temperatures will bring in a new Arctic, says scientists

Of all the parts in the world, the Arctic region is taking the biggest hit from the problem that is climate change. The problem has already gone to an extent where scientists are seeing a new Arctic region possibly form...

Aliens: Search for life outside Earth may shift to Venus, says scientist

While the current space exploration missions involve searching for alien life on Mars, a study found that the search for life outside Earth may also lie with another neighboring planet. Instead of searching for life in the...

Technology

‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ Alpha goes live; beta follows in October

The Alpha testing of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War went live this week, but not for everyone. On the bright side, the full schedule of the subsequent beta access has been revealed for all platforms. Call of Duty:...

‘PUBG Mobile’ x BLACKPINK? Tencent teases collaboration with K-pop group

Tencent Games recently launched the PUBG Mobile version 1.0 along with many gameplay and visual improvements. However, it appears that the developer has a few more major updates in the pipeline that might bring BLACKPINK...

iOS 14 goes live on Sept. 16; here’s how to install the OS update

Months ago, the common belief was that the iOS 14 would be released once the new iPhones arrive since that has been the annual tradition for Apple. However, CEO Tim Cook surprised fans after announcing at the Time Flies...

‘GTA 6’: Is Rockstar Games announcing a new game at Sony’s PlayStation 5 event?

Sony is gearing for another PlayStation 5 event this week, and there are speculations that Rockstar Games could be part of it again. The last time the video game studio appeared at a PS5 showcase, they had an announcement,...
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