Dr Celine Tan, Reader in Law, School of Law, University of Warwick, comments on calls to drop the debt owed by developing countries to their sovereign and private creditors to free up financial resources needed to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
Xi Jinping's endorsement of Carrie Lam "indicates a lack of public accountability in Hong Kong politics"
Pablo A. Rodriguez-Merino, from the Department of Politics and International Studies and the Institute of Advanced Study, comments on the latest news that Chinese president Xi Jinping has expressed confidence in Carrie Lam, in her position as Hong Kong's chief executive.
“How the US reacts in the next few hours will set the tone and be crucial in terms of the way ahead.”
Dr Trevor McCrisken, Associate Professor of US Politics and International Studies at the University of Warwick, comments on the news that Iranian forces have downed a US military drone.
The recent Mozambique/Credit Suisse fraud case has highlighted the problem of secret loans that are helping to push impoverished countries into debt. Dr Stephen Connelly and Dr Celine Tan of Warwick Law have been supporting Jubilee Debt Campaign's work on this issue. Dr Connelly comments on the news that Labour plan an Overseas Loans Transparency Act to tackle the problem.
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.