U.S.-China Competition Can Still Produce Climate Wins

The letter calls the United States’ competitive approach to China “an antagonistic posture that risks undermining much-needed climate cooperation” and calls instead for the United States to prioritize “multilateralism, diplomacy, and cooperation with China to address the existential threat that is the climate crisis.” A letter sent recently to the […]

Pakistan’s GSP+ status over abuse of blasphemy laws to be withdrawn by European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium: The European Parliament has moved to withdraw Islamabad’s GSP+ status. Amid abuse of the blasphemy laws and cases widely reported across Pakistan. Philippe Jeune, writing in EU Political Report said that the European Parliament has criticised Pakistan’s controversial blasphemy laws and called for a review of the status […]

The Time Chinese Diplomats Were Sent to the Camps

Both of these official responses omitted an important but largely overlooked point: Within living memory, thousands of Chinese diplomats were themselves held in comparable camps at the height of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution. The experience was scarring and often deeply humiliating for many of the Chinese envoys shipped off to […]