Mark Beeson is an adjunct professor at the University of Technology Sydney and Griffith University. He previously taught at the University of Western Australia, Murdoch, Griffith, Queensland, York (UK) and Birmingham. Mark’s work is centred on the politics, economics and security of the broadly conceived Asia-Pacific region. He is the author of more than 200 journal articles and book chapters, and the founding editor of Critical Studies of the Asia Pacific (Palgrave). His latest book is Environmental Anarchy? International Security in the 21st Century, (Bristol University Press).
Climate change: governance on the highway to hell
If wealthy states can’t agree on compensating the world’s most environmentally ravaged, things are looking grim.
Could China save the world?
It is difficult to imagine Xi Jinping brokering peace in Ukraine, but if China wants to be respected, this is a chance.
Guterres whistles in the wind
Yes, “our planet is burning”, yet those leaders with the power to act are stubbornly guarding their own little patch.
Ukraine suffers under realism’s Pyrrhic victory
Military muscle flexing, deterrence policies and sanctions against Russia mask much bigger existential problems.
The right climate for central planning
Not exactly a popular sentiment. But combating global warming might need to take a radical turn.
America’s border crisis: Good intentions go south
A surge of migrants seeking to cross the border might be the moment noble ideals and political realities collide.
A very British crisis
The ineptitude of the UK’s Covid response is on full display the moment you arrive in the country.
Francis Fukuyama in Minsk
The outcry for liberal freedoms on display in Belarus suggests “The end of history” wasn’t all wrong.
Working one for the planet
After a lifetime employed, what if people spend one last year in the job and donate their salary to charity? I’m game.