Dr Caroline Kuzemko from PAIS on US climate envoy John Kerry's 'last best hope' comment
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.
The number of weather-related disasters has increased five-fold over the last half century, according to the World Meteorological Society, and scientists say that the cause is climate change. Dr Morten Fibieger Byskov, from the Department of Politics and International Studies, shares his thoughts.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s leading authority on climate, has published its latest report. Professor João Porto de Albuquerque, Director at the Institute for Global Sustainable Development at the University of Warwick, comments.
US House speaker Nancy Pelosi has called for a international boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, in response to reports of human rights abuses by the Chinese government.
Professor Shaun Breslin, a renowned expert on China, comments.