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"War is not impossible" between China and Taiwan: Prof Shaun Breslin

Tensions between Taiwan and China are at their worst in forty years, according to Taiwan's defence minister, who has warned of the risk of an accidental strike. Read more in BBC News. Professor Shaun Breslin, expert in Chinese International Relations from the University of Warwick, offers his comment.

Fears of escalating violence in West Papua - Dr Keith Hyams comments.

Supporters of West Papuan independence have faced harsh penalties for raising their flag on 1 December. Dr Keith Hyams of the Department of Politics and International Studies comments on rising tension in the region.

US has done everything North Korea wants: Dr Catherine Jones

Dr Catherine Jones, expert in East Asian politics from the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, comments on the increasingly hostile relationship between the USA and North Korea

Myanmar's 2015 general elections

Myanmar holds general elections on 8 November 2015 - the country's first elections since a nominally civilian government was introduced in 2011, ending nearly 50 years of military rule.

Kirsten McConnachie Assistant Professor, School of Law, briefly discusses the situation head of the elections. Dr McConnachie is available for media interviews. For further details please contact Nicola Jones, Communications Manager, University of Warwick 07824 540863 or


Fri 06 Nov 2015, 15:37 | Tags: Asia, Politics, Academic Staff, Law

World War II: China's losses in a grim perspective - Professor Mark Harrison

Today (2 September) is the seventieth anniversary of Japan's surrender in 1945, marking the end of World War II. It seems timely to give some thought to the impact of Japan's war on China. Where does World War II rank in the disasters that befell China in the twentieth century?

Wed 02 Sep 2015, 11:12 | Tags: Asia, Economics, Current Affairs, History

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