Zachary holds a BA in International Relations from York University and an MA in Chinese Studies from the University of London (SOAS), where he wrote his thesis on Chinese political security considerations in Central Asia. A fluent Mandarin speaker, Zachary was the recipient of a Taiwan Ministry of Education Huayu Scholarship and spent years working and studying in Taipei. He has worked extensively as a writer, editor and translator, and has consulted for some of the world’s largest finance firms. Zachary’s primary areas of expertise are East Asian politics, Chinese nationalism, and food security.
When the dust finally settles, this week will be remembered for its market volatility – not as the time when Greece kicked itself out of the euro zone.
The US policy to contain Islamic State’s advance in Iraq has failed. Now Washington must stand by and watch as Baghdad fails even harder.
It can and will get worse if Europe and its international partners choose to stand idle, because there can be no long-lasting stability in North Africa unless Libya is brought under control.
A group-by-group breakdown of Libya Dawn and Operation Dignity, the two rival visions fueling the Libyan civil war.
The fall of the Mastouma army base in northwestern Idlib province is just the latest in a string of government defeats at the hands of rebel forces in Syria.
Whether they keep the city or not; the damage is already done. The fall of Ramadi is a major setback in the war against Islamic State.
Which US companies stand to gain the most from the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Negotiations came down to the wire and succeeded in producing a framework deal. Now the big question is: Who won?
With violations of Minsk II being reported up and down the front, Mariupol is looming large as the next flashpoint in Ukraine.
Saudi Arabia has intervened against the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, and in doing so opened up a new proxy front between the bitter regional rivals.