• China fights for every drop of water

    Connor Dilleen     |      March 20, 2021

    China’s mega-dams are badly affecting other Asian nations dependent on natural river flows.

  • Dying of thirst?

    Connor Dilleen     |      January 29, 2020

    Water shortages around the world, exacerbated by population increases, environmental mismanagement and climate change, are creating tensions which may soon spill into war.

  • China’s ethnic persecution laid bare

    Connor Dilleen     |      November 20, 2019

    The Chinese leadership – and their Western apologists – can no longer hide behind hollow denials about the horrors taking place in the Xinjiang region.

  • Putin’s ‘new generation’ war on the west

    Connor Dilleen     |      November 16, 2019

    Russia may be in decline, but its aggressive doctrine of strategic relativism means it intends to take much of the rest of the world with it.

  • Why the world ignores China’s Uyghur persecution

    Connor Dilleen     |      August 30, 2019

    China’s efforts to limit scrutiny of its persecution of its Uyghur Muslim minority is abetted by the silence of countries putting economic links ahead of human rights.

  • It’s time to counter Russia’s militarisation of the Black Sea

    Connor Dilleen     |      December 5, 2018

    If NATO continues to cede influence and authority in the Black Sea to Russia, Putin’s threat to Ukraine and neighbouring nations will only increase, threatening the international rules based order on which international security depends.

  • China’s Uyghurs face an Orwellian future

    Connor Dilleen     |      July 19, 2018

    China’s mistreatment of its Uyghur minority in the Xinjiang autonomous region has garnered increased attention in recent months, due to Beijing’s policy of mass arbitrary detention of Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in ‘political re-education centres’.