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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. Accountable Authoritarianism: Why China’s Democratic Deficit Will Last

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 31 Oct 2013 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    The Chinese Communist Party’s evolving model of ‘accountable authoritarianism’ is set to prove that prosperity need... Read More...

  4. Australia and the Asian Ascendancy: Why Upskilling is Not Necessary to Reap the Rewards

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 19 Feb 2013 | Issue Analysis

    Government programs to upskill the Australian workforce for the Asian Century are a solution to a non-problem. With more... Read More...

  5. 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...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Comment: Democracy with Chinese characteristics

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 10 Oct 2014 | Business Spectator

    Beyond inspiring global solidarity, the impassioned pleas for genuine democracy in Hong Kong are even converting mainland ... Read More

  2. Comment: Struggle against Islamist ideology will last centuries

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 06 Oct 2014 | Online Opinion

    Combating Islamic State’s deadly global reach gets more urgent by the day.... Read More

  3. How to counterbalance China's swelling military power

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 09 Sep 2014 | Business Spectator

    At the peak of American power in the immediate post-Cold War period, then-US President George H.W. Bush declared the birth ... Read More

  4. Hard-headed realism needed in the South China Sea

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Aug 2014 | Business Spectator

    Hopes of resolving the South China Sea’s bitter territorial disputes have once again proven illusory.... Read More

  5. Beijing sinks South China Sea code of conduct

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 21 Jul 2014 | China Spectator

    In the South China Sea, Beijing still refuses to accept the rules of conduct, preferring to bully its way to control of disputed ... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. What is the right standard for success in Iraq and Syria?

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 24 Oct 2014

    It would be unreasonable to expect even the best planned and most honourably intentioned international intervention to fully ...

  2. Iraq 2014 : This time it's different

    Amelia Haigh | 10 Oct 2014

    While Australia’s involvement a decade ago was questionable, this time it has legal and legitimate foundations, and is ...

  3. The Bennetts of Beijing: marriage market, Chinese-style

    Jenny Lindsay | 19 Sep 2014

    'It's all about the hardware and the software', said Lisa, our knowledgeable 32 year old Beijing guide. She looked surprised ...

  4. Widening war in Iraq and Syria is a necessary path to peace

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 12 Sep 2014

    US President Barack Obama was pilloried two weeks ago for admitting that his administration lacked a strategy to combat Islamic ...

  5. Counterbalancing China in a post-American Asian order

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 05 Sep 2014

    Since World War II, the United States has been Asia's benevolent hegemon. Capitals across the region-from Seoul to Canberra-have ...

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