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Arguments for a US drawdown in the Asia-Pacific betray a lack of appreciation of the moral dimension of the US military presence in the region. Read More
White Paper is a triumph for commonsense as a false victory for the Asia literacy lobby. Read More
As profound as the changes heralded by the dawn of the Asian Century might be, it does not require a great nation-building response from Australia - we are already deep in an Asian embrace. Read More
Bob Carr must now navigate Australia’s developing relationship with China. Read More
In November 2011, Barack Obama made his first (and long-awaited) official visit to Australia. Australia and the United States share a close relationship, but this visit was more significant than usual. With... Read More
Washington has long been a fierce critic of the Burmese regime, and its recent olive branch is partly motivated by a desire to improve human rights in Burma. Read More
Obama’s visit to Australia and Indonesia ushers in a new era of engagement but with quite different foreign policy reactions. Read More
Malaysians and Singaporeans, now well accustomed to economic growth and development, are slowly beginning to demand political freedoms. Read More
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...
13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...
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...
BOOK REVIEW: Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade15 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).
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...
Opinion & Commentary
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 ... Read More
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
09 Nov 2012 | The National Business Review|
We can expect meagre policy returns from the Asian Century White Paper.... Read More
27 Oct 2012 | The Spectator|
In a very real sense, Australia is already Asian.... Read More
13 Jun 2012 | The Age|
Now is the time for our friendship with America to prosper and thrive.... Read More
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