George Loh

About George Loh

George is a first year Economics and International Relations student with the Australian National University. He is passionate and interested in current affairs and statistics, with hopes of being able to contribute to humanitarian causes in the near future.

Broader Implications Of US Relations With China Under A Trump Presidency

Following US President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and lashing out on twitter over China, Chinese-US foreign relations seem to be on a rocky course going into a Trump Presidency. Both analysts and leaders from both Beijing and the White House are concerned over the possible […]

Fidel’s Legacy

Fidel Castro, the former President of Cuba, who has survived numerous CIA assassination attempts and outlasted, almost, 11 US Presidents, has died. He leaves behind a legacy, both as a fearless leader who stood up to the supposed tyranny of the US and as a President who led its country […]

Libyan Forces Make Gains In Sirte

Whilst developments in Libya have been worsening since the fall of the Libyan dictator, Gaddafi, years ago, recent developments have offered some hope, at least, against the Islamic State (IS). Libyan forces faced fierce resistance on Saturday from Islamic State militants defending a final strip of land in their former […]

Brexit Saga Continues

A court ruling in London that Parliament must approve before the Brexit can happen raised hopes among those opposing the United Kingdom’s departure from the European Union. This ruling discounted arguments by lawyers representing current Prime Minister Theresa May who argued she did not need legal approval to invoke Article […]

Putin’s Cold War Mentality – Explaining Russian Activities In The Middle East And Beyond

While the current debacle between the US Presidential candidates over Vladimir Putin have been over exaggerated, the fact remains that Russia and the US are not in the best of terms with one another. After Russia’s annexation of Crimea, US-Russian relations have dropped to an all-time low, sparking concerns that […]

Rebels Recapture ISIS Stronghold of Dabiq

On Sunday, 16 October 2016, news broke that Syrian rebels have managed to ‘capture’ the IS stronghold of Dabiq. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said, “Rebels captured Dabiq after IS [Daesh] members withdrew from the area”. In addition, its analyst Rami Abdel Rahman said that the rebels seized control […]

Antonio Guterres: The Ninth Secretary General Of The UN

  The UN Security Council formally nominated Mr. Guterres as the ninth Secretary General last week, recommending that the 193-member General Assembly appoint him for five years from January 1, 2017. At the time of writing, the General Assembly is likely to meet next week to approve the appointment of Mr. […]

Singapore China Relations Over The South China Sea Explained

  For a small island state with a majority Chinese population, Singapore Chinese relations have always been unique given Singapore’s geopolitical position in Southeast Asia. This has been evident from the various diplomatic and economic relations the two countries have shared, as seen in Singapore’s hosting of the historic meeting […]

Russia’s Pivot To The East-India And Russia To Hold Exercise INDRA 2016

The eighth edition of India-Russia Joint Military Exercise INDRA-2016 has begun in the Ussiriysk District in Vladivostok, Russia. The joint exercise will focus on “Counter Terrorism Operations in semi-mountainous and jungle terrain under United Nations Mandate,” Sputnik news reported. According to Sputnik news, the joint military exercise features 250 soldiers […]

Venezuela Hosts 2016 Non-Aligned Movement Summit

Venezuela is hosting the 17th Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) Summit at the island of Margarita from September 13 to 18, taking over from the previous host Iran. With 120 member states, the NAM is the second largest international body after the United Nations. Since its creation in 1961, it consists of […]