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Opinion and Commentary contains media articles written by CIS researchers.

  • A cultural revolution to celebrate

    27 Oct 2012 | The Spectator

    In a very real sense, Australia is already Asian. 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

  • Missing the woods for the trees

    21 Jun 2011 | The Hindustan Times

    China won't be happy if India becomes an Asia power. Read More

  • Watch out for Russian wild card in Asia-Pacific

    John Lee | 29 Dec 2010 | The Australian

    Russia is pulling out all the stops to court India to maintain its position in Asia's future balance of power. Read More

  • People's republics

    John Lee | 23 Dec 2010 | The Hindustan Times

    By 2040, the world may be talking, not about a Washington or Beijing consensus, but a 'Mumbai Consensus' on economic development. Read More

  • Tearing Chindia apart

    John Lee | 15 Dec 2010 | Business Spectator

    It was obvious that China and India in particular had coordinated strategies before the summit to scupper any binding agreement. Read More

  • The resurrection of Kevin Rudd

    John Lee | 13 Sep 2010 | The Wall Street Journal

    The question now is whether Mr. Rudd has learned from his mistakes and will be a team player, or whether he plans to use his profile and foreign-policy experience to rebuild his leadership credentials... Read More

  • Don’t rush to back Beijing over Delhi

    John Lee | 13 Sep 2010 | The Australian

    While China's efficiency hides a brittleness, chaotic India's model is deceptively resilient. Read More

  • A way India can outshine China

    John Lee | 14 Jul 2010 | Business Spectator

    If India hosts a successful Commonwealth Games in October it will be a pleasant surprise for the region and help to further silence sceptics of India’s competence. Read More

  • India needs to flex its soft muscles

    John Lee | 29 Jun 2010 | The Sydney Morning Herald

    New Delhi would do well to learn lessons from Beijing about the importance of selling its strengths and achievements to the world, says Dr John Lee in The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 2010. Read More

  • India’s edge over China: soft power

    John Lee | 17 Jun 2010 | Business Week

    In the struggle to win support around Asia, India’s openness gives the country a big advantage compared with China, says John Lee in Business Week, 18 June 2010 Read More

  • India’s rise helps complement US interests in Asia

    John Lee | 04 Jun 2010 | The Australian

    The subcontinent has to prove it can carry its weight in regional diplomacy, says John Lee in The Australian, 4 June 2010. Read More

  • Don’t overlook India’s consumer market for China’s

    John Lee | 22 Dec 2009 | BusinessWeek

    Urban consumers in India will likely drive more global business than their Chinese counterparts while India’s rural development far outpaces China’s. Read More

  • For once it’s better to end with a whimper

    John Lee | 25 Nov 2009 | The Straits Times

    Washington pulls out all the stops for President Barack Obama's first state visitor: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the leader of the world's largest democracy. Read More

  • Rudd fails to court New Delhi

    John Lee | 06 Nov 2009 | The Australian

    If Australia wants to remain an active, relevant and influential middle power in Asia, then spending the next half decade improving our bilateral relationship with countries such as India is much more... Read More

  • India Fast Becoming Asia's 'Swing State'

    John Lee | 04 Nov 2009 | The Korea Herald

    If India’s unpredictable political parties remain committed to continue reforms, and the bilateral partnership between Washington and New Delhi continue to deepen, a rising India (along with a still-dominant... Read More

  • China's potential enemy is US' good friend

    John Lee | 03 Nov 2009 | The New Straits Times

    If India’s unpredictable political parties remain committed to continue reforms, and the bilateral partnership between Washington and New Delhi continue to deepen, a rising India (along with a still-dominant... Read More