Author Archives: illiquidideas

Links, 21 July 2017

Politics The 12 Regions of China: Past and Present (series here) and How China’s Poorest Province Became a Political Kingmaker (and Winnie the Pooh blacklisted by China’s online censors) Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup and Saudi Religious Police Want Help […]

Links, 14 July 2017

Politics The Uninhabitable Earth and Are We as Doomed as That New York Magazine Article Says? and The Carbon Majors Database (pdf) Asia’s Hierarchies of Humiliation Liu Xiaobo: China’s most prominent dissident dies and China online censors rush to erase Liu Xiaobo tributes and China Clarifies Reports of VPN Ban Brexit: No ordinary third country […]

Links, 10 July 2017

Politics Hamburg, ‘Gate to the World,’ shuts down for G20 and Was the G-20 Summit Really Worth It? and The G20’s Misguided Globalism (and President Trump Apparently Couldn’t Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit) ‘Mosul Is Completely Destroyed’ The message behind the murder: North Korea’s assassination sheds light on chemical weapons arsenal […]

Links, 5 July 2017

Politics Experts: North Korea’s missile was a ‘real ICBM’ — and a grave milestone and The Value—and Limits—of Data on North Korea’s External Relations Tokyo election loss places Abe in jeopardy An Early Deal-Breaker? EU Citizens’ Rights in the UK after Brexit, and the Future Role of the European Court of Justice and UK civil service in turf war […]

Links, 27 June 2017

Politics Why Do Some Terrorist Attacks Receive More Media Attention Than Others? (“Controlling for target type, fatalities, and being arrested, attacks by Muslim perpetrators received, on average, 449% more coverage than other attacks.”) Why Do Democracies Fail? Brexit: The POLITICO policy guides and One Year Later: Voices from Brexit’s Front Lines and hope dies last: Britain […]

Links, 20 June 2017

Politics The Worst Problem on Earth: How to Deal With North Korea EU gains upper hand as uphill Brexit talks begin (and Terms of reference for the Article 50 negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union and Why May’s “Bloody Difficult” approach to Brexit Negotiations is so wrong) This could be a big deal: […]

Links, 16 June 2017

Politics The UK election How Britain voted at the 2017 general election The U.K. Election Wasn’t That Much Of A Shock How the Conservatives’ media strategy collapsed during the election campaign From rust belt to mill towns: a tale of two voter revolts Revenge of the young, urban Remainers The end of the Long 90s […]