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Opinion and Commentary contains media articles written by CIS researchers.  Communications Manager: Karla Pincott 0411 759 934

  • The difficulty of reforming China’s economy

    10 Nov 2014 | Online Opinion

    Since Deng Xiaoping’s reform and opening up in 1978, China’s economy has enjoyed 35 years of growth at rates averaging close to 10% per year. Read More

  • Moral mission of small government

    27 Jun 2013 | The Australian Financial Review

    Regardless of which party wins the election in September, the new government will have much more important issues to deal with than whose turn it is to be leader. Read More

  • Business didn’t wait for White Paper

    09 Nov 2012 | The National Business Review

    We can expect meagre policy returns from the Asian Century White Paper. Read More

  • A cultural revolution to celebrate

    27 Oct 2012 | The Spectator

    In a very real sense, Australia is already Asian. Read More

  • Sorry, Malcolm, Australia needs the US in the Asian century

    13 Jun 2012 | The Age

    Now is the time for our friendship with America to prosper and thrive. Read More

  • Faith placed in Uncle Sam as neighbourhood warily welcomes China

    29 Mar 2012 | The Sydney Morning Herald

    Australians have become used to thinking about the rise of China, the role of America, and what the interplay between these two powers means for us. Related Read More

  • The march of democracy in Southeast Asia

    20 Sep 2011 | Online Opinion

    Both Malaysia and Singapore are nominally democratic. Yet both are what Fareed Zakaria calls 'illiberal democracies': "democratically elected regimes... routinely ignoring constitutional limits on their... Read More

  • Complacency is the danger in Asia's power games

    01 Aug 2011 | The Australian

    Even if one disagrees with Wolfowitz's thinking on the Middle East, this viewpoint on China policy cannot be easily dismissed. The assistant secretary of state for east Asia and the Pacific when Ferdinand... Read More

  • Complacency is the danger in Asia's power games

    01 Aug 2011 | The Australian

    Even if one disagrees with Wolfowitz's thinking on the Middle East, this viewpoint on China policy cannot be easily dismissed. The assistant secretary of state for east Asia and the Pacific when Ferdinand... Read More

  • Pakistan a Chinese pawn to stall India

    19 Jul 2011 | The Australian

    AT the Shangri-La Dialogue meeting of defence ministers in Singapore last month, Indian Defence Minister Pallam Raju was asked whether India could exercise similar self-restraint should another terrorist... Read More

  • ASEAN must include US in talks on South China Sea

    05 Jul 2011 | The Jakarta Post

    Indonesia was positioning itself as an ‘honest broker’ in the South China Sea dispute. Now it appears much more circumspect. Read More

  • Malaysia's phony war on affirmative action

    04 Mar 2011 | Business Week

    Policies favouring the Malay majority over Chinese and Indian Malaysians must change, but progress so far has been slight. Read More

  • Why Rudd has overstayed his welcome in Asia

    John Lee | 16 Jan 2010 | The Spectator

    John Howard had far more gravitas and influence in Australasia than Kevin Rudd, who is starting to look like he doesn’t know how to respond to China’s rise in Asia. Read More

  • Chinese Urbanization Put on Hold

    John Lee | 19 Dec 2009 | The Korean Herald

    Beijing will gradually relax the hukou, or household registration system, to give rural Chinese citizens an opportunity to seek a better life in the city – not just speeding up the rate of poverty alleviation... Read More

  • We must dance with the devil

    Owen Harries | 29 Oct 2002 | The Australian

    IN the wake of the Bali bombing, it is imperative that we think clearly and, if necessary, coldly, about what the national interest requires with respect to Indonesia. Read More

  • Be a realist, not a lap dog: A cooling off period will improve ties with indonesia

    Owen Harries | 04 Mar 2002 | The Australian

    Ours is an age that believes in action. Faced with a problem, virtually any problem, the demand is that someone—and these days it is invariably the state—should act immediately. Action is evidence... Read More