Zachary Fillingham

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.

The Cough that Changed the World?

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Hillary Clinton’s early departure from a 9/11 event over health reasons could shake up the US presidential race.

Trump’s Foreign Policy Revealed, Sort Of

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Though his first speech on the subject was short on details and occasionally contradictory, it did give some important clues as to what Trump’s foreign policy would be like should he be elected president.

It’s Time to Throw Away the Cold War Playbook

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Countering Russia’s moves in Europe needs new thinking for a new age.

Producers in for a Short Reprieve as Oil Prices Deflate

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Oil prices staged a robust recovery last week, but it might not last long.

Critical Months Ahead for Ukraine’s Minsk II

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Ukraine’s Minsk II ceasefire agreement is teetering on a razor’s edge.

Military Power Balance Shifting in the South China Sea

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China is moving fast to consolidate an enduring military advantage in the South China Sea.

The OPEC Production Freeze: When a Deal’s No Deal At All

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Negotiations over a production freeze between OPEC and Russia aren’t anything for energy bulls to get excited about.

North Korea’s Latest Outburst: Business as Usual or Game-changer?

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Inter-Korean relations are once again on a downward spiral, but will this time be different?

Cross-Strait ‘Status Quo’ in the Balance as Taiwan Heads to the Polls

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Taiwanese are voting this week in an election that will be closely watched by officials in Beijing and Washington.

Beijing Walking a Fine Line Between Boom and Bust

Chinese yuan, CC Flickr David Dennis, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The Chinese authorities are caught in a trap of their own making, and nowhere is that more apparent than Monday’s equity rout.

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