TVE Difficult Dialogues: Hidden Stories, Impact Journalism – talking about reporting human rights abuse in global supply chains such as chocolate, textiles and tea.Read More
David Foster hosted Humphrey on a TRT Roundtable discussion together with Jagannath Panda (Manohar Parrikar Institute) and Francis Lun (CEO of GEO Securities).Read More
The array of nations lined up behind the US sends an unequivocal message that China’s time has not yet come.
The Indo-Pacific: British and Vietnamese Perspectives […]Read More
Humphrey Hawksley on a new book that plumbs the historic foundations underlying China’s distinct identity and current conduct. Polarising rhetoric between Beijing and Washington is expected to heighten in these months leading up to November’s US presidential election. Already there is a plethora of books by experts delving into China’s military, its modern communism, its intent […]Read More
The terminology used to encapsulate China’ expansion is increasingly revolving around scenarios for a new Cold War. On the surface, with anti-China naval deployments to the Indo-Pacific, gulag style camps in the predominantly Muslim region of Xinjiang and a crackdown against political dissent in Hong Kong, comparisons to the 20th Century Cold War may seem […]Read More
Did you know America was once one presidential signature away from nuking China?
A little known nail-biting story from Asian Waters in this video explainer. […]
Had he lived, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman would have turned 100 this year and proudly seen his daughter Sheikh Hasina at the helm of his country, navigating it impressively through the complexities of the 21st century. But Mujib survived barely four years from his independence victory in 1971 to his horrific assassination, together with most of […]Read More
Dragon Fire, a novel by British author Humphrey Hawksley, written 20 years ago depicted a war erupting between China, India and Pakistan, drawing many other countries and then escalating into a nuclear catastrophe. In the wake of the recent India-China border standoff that resulted in the killing of 20 Indian soldiers, Hawksley, a former BBC […]Read More
Crisis often helps to lift the fog of bureaucratic process and shows institutions in their true light. That has been the case with the World Health Organization, the leading arm of the United Nations to fight a global pandemic. The Covid-19 crisis has exposed the weakness not just of the WHO but other institutions. At […]Read More
With its unusually blunt warning to China, accusing it of exploiting COVID-19 to undermine European democracy, the EU has shown a long overdue change of mindset after years of jumbled, divisive and largely reactive policies in dealing with Beijing. The European Commission said that China, together with Russia, was responsible for an unprecedented wave of […]Read More