Just to be safe – the government wants to have a second go if the High Court acquits anyone of NatSec crimes. This is on top of jury-less trials with specially picked judges and a presumption against the granting of bail. People might ask ‘why bother having courts?’
Foreign Affairs revisits the Thucydides trap, finds nothing new…
China’s approach shows that in times of power shifts in global politics, much depends on the extent to which the international order can allow rising powers to see themselves as equal to established powers. This phenomenon is neither uniquely Chinese nor uniquely contemporary. Historically, rising powers—including the United States itself in the nineteenth century—have been more cooperative in international systems that make room for them at the global high table. By contrast, exclusion and inequality have been powerful sources of conflict.
More interesting – a thread on the complex history of early 20th Century China’s ‘Honey Soap’ brand.