Jieruo Li


About Jieruo Li

I am a PhD candidate at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. I had studied in Japan from 2009 to 2015. My major is International Relations and Political Science since my undergraduate to now. I would like to share my thoughts and analyze with others and devote myself to promote world peace.

Will The Sino-Indian Standoff Become A War?

Tension between China and India have escalated last week since the Chinese government’s decision to build a road running through the Doklam Plateau, which is unmarked territory between Bhutan and China. India views this action as a geopolitical threat to the India-Bhutan-China tri-junction. Although Indian troops trespassed the Chinese border, […]


ISIS Kills Two Chinese Nationals In Pakistan

ISIS has announced that they killed two Chinese nationals who were kidnapped in Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province last month. The kidnappers were police-uniformed terrorists and the two victims were language teachers in Pakistan.  Balochistan is an important location for both Chinese and Pakistani governments. China is building large-scale infrastructure projects […]


Trump Administration Hosts Anti-ISIS Summit

President Donald Trump has invited 68 coalition nation’s fighting with Islamic State to meet in Washington. The Summit, which is a ministerial-level gathering of the Global Coalition to Counter ISIS, is led by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. It has been two years fighting against ISIS, and this meeting will […]


Japan Withdraws PKO Troops From South Sudan

The Japanese government has decided to withdraw the Ground Self-Defense Force (GSDF) from U.N. peacekeeping operations (PKO) in South Sudan, the entire force will be withdrawn from the country presumably by the end of May. The GSDF has been participating in infrastructure-building projects around the South Sudanese capital, Juba, since 2012 […]


THAAD Deployment And Reaction From China

In recent news, the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence (THAAD) issue between the United States, South Korea, and China becomes a growing topic of international debate. According to the U.S., the THAAD system is established to protect against growing missile threats from North Korea; however, to China, THAAD is a threat in […]


Donald Trump Refugee Ban

Donald Trump has signed an executive order to ban refugees and travelers of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US, the affected states are as follows: Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen. People holding so-called green cards, making them legal permanent US residents, are included in the executive action. It is […]


The U.S. Reaffirms Support For Key Allies In Asia-Pacific

President Trump’s Cabinet member, Defense Secretary James Mattis recently paid a trip to two Asian countries, namely South Korea and Japan. Both countries have been uncertain about the U.S. attitude towards alliances because of President Trump suggestion that they should develop their own nuclear weapons to defend themselves during his campaign. […]


Yemeni Officials Say Suspected US Drone Strikes Kill 3 Alleged Al-Qaeda Members

Suspected U.S. drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaeda operatives in the country’s southwestern province of Bayda, Yemeni security and tribal officials said. This is the first of such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the U.S. Presidency on Friday. According to Alarabiya News, the anonymous source said […]


China Confirms Aircraft Carrier Liaoning Drills Near Taiwan

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy official confirmed on December 2nd, China’s only aircraft carrier has, for the first time, conducted drills in the South China Sea with a formation of other warships and several J-15 fighter jets. Taiwan said the carrier and five other accompanying warships had passed 90 […]