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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Thawing Turkey-Israel Relations Continue

Turkey-Israeli relations continue to improve, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday ratified the Israel-Turkey reconciliation deal agreed upon by the two countries’ leaders in June. While the Israeli government has already approved the pact, Turkey’s parliament had just voted to approve the pact earlier this month before it […]