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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

China's Huawei reportedly selling premium smartphone brands P and Mate - sources

Huawei Technologies is in talks to sell its premium smartphone brands P and Mate to a group led by Shanghai government-backed investment firms, which could signal the start of the companys exit from high-end...

Taiwan's TSMC vows to prioritize auto chip production amid global shortage

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) vowed to increase auto chip production capacity and make the process more efficient, amid a global shortage that has hampered car production. According to TSMC, its...

South Korea: Beauty stores struggle to survive as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pounce

South Korea is a well-known region for cosmetics, and in fact, it can be considered as the center for beauty products. The countrys K-beauty industry blossomed, and franchises from the leading local cosmetic companies have...

South Korea: Lotte and Shilla are withdrawing operations at the Incheon Airport

Lotte and Shilla are two of South Koreas leading major duty-free operators. Both have opened outlets inside the Incheon Airport Terminal 1, but they will be vacating the area next month, according to the reports. The...

Germany asks Taiwanese semiconductor companies to help end the chip shortage worldwide

There is a worldwide issue with semi-conductor chips supply for cars, and Germany stepped up to resolve the problem. It was reported that the country asked manufacturers in Taiwan to help with easing the chips...

Politics

Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner reportedly want 'clean break' after serving in Trump administration

White House adviser Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner are looking to Florida as their next stop after their time in Washington DC. The couple is reportedly looking to take a break after serving in the Trump...

Joe Biden reaffirms US-UK ties in phone call with Prime Minister Boris Johnson

One of the things Joe Biden has sought to do as president was to restore the US ties with its allies, among them being the United Kingdom. Biden recently spoke to the UKs Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the two leaders...

Donald Trump revelation: Ex-POTUS reportedly planned to fire acting AG in bid to overturn election

Donald Trump may no longer be able to claim voter fraud or a stolen election now but recent reports revealed how desperate the former president was to overturn results. Reports have emerged that Trump was planning to fire...

Donald Trump election loss: Mar-a-Lago members reportedly quit in an effort to distance from ex-POTUS

Donald Trump has reverted back to being a private citizen as of last week, yet he still faces legal battles on the way. However, that may not be all he is currently facing as his own Mar-a-Lago resort is also experiencing...

Science

What to feed ducks – according to science

The simple things in life sometimes bring the greatest joy like feeding the ducks at your local pond. The next time you pay your feathered friends a visit, consider introducing some variety into the food you give them....

Yellowstone volcano: USGS warns of possible eruption

Many scientists are keeping watch over the activity occurring in the Yellowstone volcano because of its potential to inflict large-scale damage in the United States. Now, scientists at the USGS have now warned of a...

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Technology

‘Dying Light 2’ Collector’s Edition leak suggests bundle comes with UV flashlight, secret location map

The update that fans of Techlands survival horror title have been looking for may have recently emerged in the form of an information leak. A Collectors Edition of Dying Light 2 was reportedly listed on a retailers website...

‘Among Us’ Nintendo Switch edition reportedly sold 3.2 million copies in December 2020

It should no longer come as a surprise that the first console launch of Among Us turned out to be a massive success. The multiplayer games Nintendo Switch edition has reportedly sold millions just weeks after it was...

‘Diablo 2’ remake’s development now involves Vicarious Visions, report says

A reliable gaming industry insider reported that the highly requested Diablo 2 remake is in the making. Activisions recent reorganization is also said to be directly related to the ongoing project making Vicarious Visions...

Xbox Live Gold no longer required for free-to-play multiplayer ‘in the coming months’

Microsoft has officially canceled its previously announced Xbox Live Gold price hike. To make peace with disgruntled gamers, the company also announced a massive change in its policy regarding free-to-play multiplayer...

iPhone 12 should be kept at a 'safe distance' from medical devices, Apple says

Apple has updated its support page specifically for iPhone 12 owners who also use medical devices. The company says there is no known severe risk in having them around simultaneously but still advises people to keep a safe...
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