Rustam Khan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Madiha Tahir, “The distributed empire of the war on terror,” Boston Review
In this piece, Madiha Tahir neatly connects the Global War on Terror in its de-territorialized form with the rise of islamophobia in the West.
David Bell, “Added fashion value,” London Review of Books
David A. Bell reviews and contextualizes William H. Sewell’s recent book Capitalism and the emergence of civic equality in 18th-Century France in the LRB.
Tiger Zhifu Li, University of Sydney
Keir Reeves, “New Gold Mountain review: A compelling murder mystery shines light on early Australian multiculturalism,” The Conversation
Reeves writes “In 1851, gold was discovered in Ballarat, Victoria—a little known pastoral outpost of the British empire;” since then, many Chinese moved to the goldfields. New Gold Mountain, a documentary, focuses on the Chinese-Australian goldfields experience, “primarily from the point of view of Leung Wei Shing (Yoson An), the brooding headman of the Chinese miners and his relationships with his younger, errant brother Leung Wei Sun (Sam Wang) and his loyal assistant Gok (Chris Masters Mah).”
David Brown, “Why China's climate policy matters to us all,” BBC News
As Brown reports “China’s President Xi Jinping has said his country will aim for its emissions to reach their highest point before 2030 and for carbon neutrality to be achieved by 2060. But he has not said how China will achieve this extremely ambitious goal.”
Bess Manson, “King Charles and Queen Camilla? They have ‘absolutely no connection with’ New Zealand,” Stuff
Peter Hamilton, a retired New Zealand diplomat, advocates for Aotearoa becoming a republic. For him, Prince Charles has no connection with New Zealand.
Ding Gang, “How to shape E.Asian security architecture built after Korean War,” Global Times
From Ding Gang’s viewpoint “China and the US must cooperate. After all, only through cooperation can the two coexist and push the transformation of the security architecture in the region. But the basis of the cooperation is: The US must accept China's ambition to rejuvenate the Chinese nation.”