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Ideas@TheCentre

ideaas@TheCentre
Ideas@TheCentre
brings you ammunition for conversations around the table.
3 short articles from CIS researchers emailed every Friday on the issues of the week.

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Publications

  1. Preserving Peace as China Rises II: Preparing for a Post-American Asian Order

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 01 Sep 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    With US leadership unable to guarantee peace and security in the Indo-Pacific this century, the region will need to transition... Read More...

  2. Preserving Peace as China Rises I

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...

  3. Future Submarine Project Should Raise Periscope for Another Look

    Simon Cowan | 24 Oct 2012 | Policy Monographs

    Australia should not spend $40 billion to repeat the mistakes of the Collins Class submarine. Nuclear submarines, such as... Read More...

  4. BOOK REVIEW: Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

    Eric Jones | 15 Sep 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Rivals: How The Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade by Bill Emmott (Allen Lane, 2008).

  5. Australia and the Future of Nuclear Deterrence

    Robyn Lim | 01 Mar 2007 | Issue Analysis

    Strategic developments in North Asia are being driven by North Korea’s dangerous missile and nuclear brinkmanship, as well... Read More...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Moral mission of small government

    Greg Lindsay | 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 ... Read More

  2. Business didn’t wait for White Paper

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 09 Nov 2012 | The National Business Review

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

  3. A cultural revolution to celebrate

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 27 Oct 2012 | The Spectator

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

  4. Sorry, Malcolm, Australia needs the US in the Asian century

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Jun 2012 | The Age

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

  5. Faith placed in Uncle Sam as neighbourhood warily welcomes China

    Jessica Brown | 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 ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. The morality of US military might

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 14 Dec 2012

    Arguments for a US drawdown in the Asia-Pacific betray a lack of appreciation of the moral dimension of the US military presence ...

  2. Half-baked language policy is al dente

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 02 Nov 2012

    White Paper is a triumph for commonsense as a false victory for the Asia literacy lobby....

  3. Australia’s Asian embrace

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 15 Jun 2012

    As profound as the changes heralded by the dawn of the Asian Century might be, it does not require a great nation-building ...

  4. Lessons from Southeast Asia

    Jessica Brown | 30 Mar 2012

    Bob Carr must now navigate Australia’s developing relationship with China....

  5. Southeast Asia’s American Embrace

    Jessica Brown | 02 Mar 2012

    In November 2011, Barack Obama made his first (and long-awaited) official visit to Australia. Australia and the United States ...

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