Terraforming Diplomacy: Beijing, Manila and the Scarborough Shoal

Over the last eight years I've commissioned, edited or led a dozen or more research studies and analytical pieces on the South China Sea disputes.   China's assertiveness in the region, and especially the way that it has operationalized its diplomatic…

Maps: Telling a Story of Imagined Omniscience

In lieu of something original from me, I offer you something insightful by someone else - Michael Caines, in the Times Literary Supplement, reviewing a new British Library exhibition entitled Maps and the Twentieth Century: Drawing the line. It tells…

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