“Pansy” EP Pre-Release to benefit the Transgender Law Center, and Action For Trans Health

Today, bandcamp is donating all of their profits to the Transgender Law Center in the US. To maximize the impact, I’m doing a 24 hour release of an A Side / B Side single from my new EP “Pansy” for £1. 15% of the money … Continue reading“Pansy” EP Pre-Release to benefit the Transgender Law Center, and Action For Trans Health

The Koreas, Bastion of Cold War Realism

In which I reluctantly defend neorealism as a grand theory applicable to the security situation in North East Asia: Rather than asserting that realism or its offshoots are the ultimate International Relations grand theories, I suggest that neorealism remains a crucial aspect of IR security … Continue readingThe Koreas, Bastion of Cold War Realism

White Terrorism and the AME Church Shooting in Charleston, SC

Some thoughts in reaction to the shooting on June 17, and the media reaction: Distressingly, the gun violence doesn’t come as a surprise in America; neither does the racist media coverage of the attack. Black victims of crime are often painted as “thugs” who invited … Continue readingWhite Terrorism and the AME Church Shooting in Charleston, SC

King, Wu, B-52: A Tense Moment In US-DPRK History

I wrote some very niche US-DPRK history (with a lot of help from scholars more senior) about a lost moment for potential reconciliation in 2013. Once more it seems that unsubtle displays of military might trump all other tools of diplomacy: on the Korean Peninsula, … Continue readingKing, Wu, B-52: A Tense Moment In US-DPRK History

Tongsin | 통신 no. 4: War Games and the Sewol Sinking

Morgan Potts’ regular feature on Sino-NK enters its fourth edition. The latest Tongsin for March–May 2014 examines the DPRK response to US-ROK war games and the Sewol disaster, in which the North attempts to illustrate a united Sino-DPRK perspective that is both anti-American and anti-South Korean. … Continue readingTongsin | 통신 no. 4: War Games and the Sewol Sinking

North-East Asian ADIZs

South Korea declared yesterday that it is expanding its Air Defense Identification Zone to include the submerged Ieodo rock, overlapping China’s ADIZ, to take effect on 2013-12-15. The South Korean announcement comes as a reaction and condemnation of China’s ADIZ, announced last month. Beijing has expressed regret. … Continue readingNorth-East Asian ADIZs