By: Samuel Loh, Oxford 2022 The escalating competition between the US and China has raised important, but not necessarily new, questions about how American policymakers should envision Southeast Asia’s role in this struggle of veritable world giants. Southeast Asian countries have generally signaled their discomfort with China’s increasingly assertive foreign policy in their neighborhood, whether... Continue Reading →
Professor Spotlight: Robert Pape
by Thomas Weil '22Note: The following interview was conducted in late May 2021 and details surrounding the assault on the Capitol or CPOST'S work may have been updated in the interim. CPOST's most recent report on the topic, titled "Why we cannot afford to ignore the American insurrectionist movement", was posted on August 6th, 2021... Continue Reading →
Winter 2021 Journal
After a long review process, our Winter 2021 Journal can be found at this link. As always, we are grateful to to our contributors and staff, whose hard work makes the CJFP possible.
The Global Perspective on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
by MUZZAMMIL AHMADZADA, WAQAS HAQUE, & AHMAD AHMADZADA | The year 2020 will forever be remembered for how an outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—an infectious agent just under 90 nanometers in diameter—redefined institutions on an international level. What began as a “cluster of pneumonia cases” in Wuhan, China in January turned into a global pandemic resulting in 83.4 million cases of infection and over 1.82 million deaths at the time of this writing. Although various degrees of lockdown were implemented worldwide to reduce the spread of the highly contagious virus, it was evident that only a vaccine providing immunity to the general public would afford society a return to normalcy.
Winter 2021: Call for Papers!
We're seeking submissions for our journal! Please submit your work to us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:59pm CDT on December 31, 2020. For the rest of the details, see the full post!
Taiwan’s Independence Movement & its Effect Across the Taiwan Strait
by PAUL HUANG, University of Toronto '23 When Chiang Kai-shek arrived on the island of Formosa in December 1949, a Taiwanese future seemed attainable. Before long, nationalists believed that a Taiwanese regime would retake the mainland and reinstate imperial legitimacy. After seven decades, however, Taiwan is no longer on the same trajectory. Instead, it is... Continue Reading →
Professor Spotlight: Tom Ginsburg
by THOMAS WEIL '22 Thomas B. Ginsburg, JD, PhD, is the Leo Spitz Professor of International Law and the Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar at the University of Chicago Law School and Professor of Political Science at the University of Chicago. He received his education at the University of California-Berkeley, with a BA in Asian... Continue Reading →
The 2020 Election: Déjà vu for Iranian-Americans
by YOUNES MAHMOUDIEH, University of Barcelona Picture a country plagued by uncertainty, instability, and violence; government institutions have begun to collapse as the world watches with growing concern. The United States has recently witnessed the rise of voter suppression, intimidation of the media, and the co-optation of military forces for political means. In many ways,... Continue Reading →
Indian-Administered Kashmir: The Seed for India’s Theocratic & Undemocratic Future
by PARANJAY SAHANII, University of Toronto '23 IntroductionThe term ‘azaad’ rings in every shop, street, and district of Kashmir. The citizens want freedom from corrupt government machinery, loss of life, economic degradation, and brutality. Thus, it has become synonymous with the wants of the inhabitants of the region. However, the waves of Hindutvaand the unstable history of... Continue Reading →
China’s Collective Memory of the War of Resistance
by CHRISTAL CHENG, University of Toronto '22 The Second Sino-Japanese War refers to the military conflict fought between China and the Japanese Empire during World War II. In spite of the unimaginable scale of human suffering and the ravaging effects of war on the society, the eight years of resistance contributed to the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) rise to power.