Travellers Beware — The World is Developing an Inter-State Hostage-Taking Problem.

Arbitrary detentions and legal action against foreigners in Russia and China are more in line with recent behaviour from North Korea and Iran than that of modern globalised states. Should travellers and expats take note?

Huawei is in crisis as its global activities and ties to the Chinese government come under scrutiny. (Image: Kamil Kot from Unsplash)

On December 28th 2018, Paul Whelan, a retired US Marine with a rather controversial record, was detained…