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Steve Tsang

Steve Tsang

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Steve Tsang is Director of the SOAS China Institute at the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies, and author of A Modern History of Hong Kong.

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  1. Three Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests
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    Three Lessons from the Hong Kong Protests

    Jun 26, 2019 Steve Tsang outlines how best to minimize the risk of direct confrontation between the city and China's rulers.

  2. What Is Xi Jinping Thought?
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    What Is Xi Jinping Thought?

    Feb 5, 2019 Steve Tsang decodes the Chinese president's eponymous political doctrine for outsiders.

  3. China without North Korea
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    China without North Korea

    Feb 14, 2013 Steve Tsang

  4. China’s Syrian Folly
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    China’s Syrian Folly

    Feb 8, 2012 Steve Tsang

  5. Taiwan’s Journey From Troublemaker to Peacemaker
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    Taiwan’s Journey From Troublemaker to Peacemaker

    Jun 14, 2010 Steve Tsang

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    The Key to Unlocking Africa’s Economic Potential

    Landry Signé explains why fostering trade integration and regional value chains is essential for the continent to prosper.
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    Geopolitical Davids and Goliaths

    Harold James considers lessons from smaller countries about how to wield power and influence in the twenty-first century.
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    Preparing for the Next Global Catastrophe

    José Manuel Barroso explains why global leaders must focus on creating equitable response mechanisms ahead of the next crisis.
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    Italy’s Next Government Must Tackle Climate Security

    Luca Bergamaschi shows why the country’s politicians can no longer afford to ignore a major threat to national security.
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    Europe and the New Non-Alignment

    Laurence Tubiana

    Despite the massive civilian suffering in Ukraine, many countries have been wary of taking sides, owing both to a perception of European double standards and to Russia’s leverage over energy and commodity prices. But while new geopolitical dynamics have complicated climate advocacy, they certainly haven't derailed it.

    sees both challenges and opportunities for climate policy in an era of geopolitical fragmentation.
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    The Sting of Climate Risk Is in the Tails

    Mark Cliffe thinks conventional models have overemphasized the long term at the expense of more immediate threats.
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    Should Humanities Professors Be Automated?

    Nicholas Agar considers the implications of recent successes with AI-generated academic research and writing.
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    Should Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits Be Taxed?

    Imposing a one-off tax on energy companies’ extraordinary profits might seem like a no-brainer at a time of soaring inflation, but the idea has more than a few detractors. As policymakers in a growing number of economies move ahead, we asked PS commentators whether they are right to do so.

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    The Global Necessity of American Democracy

    Javier Solana shows why the political health of the United States has become a matter of global concern.

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