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Our publications are the most important means of contact between the Centre's ideas and its general readership. Since 1976, The Centre for Independent Studies has produced some of the most authoritative publications in Australasian academia. From the influential Lands of Shame to the authoritative Will China Fail? CIS has published hundreds of publications covering topics from the social policy to legal affairs to religion and education.

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All Foreign Policy Publications

  • What are we fighting for? Islamism and the threat to liberal values

    David Kilcullen | 12 Nov 2014 | Speeches

    Dr David Kilcullen's address for the 2014 John Bonython Lecture

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The World America Made

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 22 Sep 2012 | POLICY Magazine

    The World America MadeBy Robert KaganReviewed by Benjamin Herscovitch

  • Australia's Asia Literacy Non-Problem

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 05 Sep 2012 | Issue Analysis

    New large-scale Asia literacy programs are not necessary for Australia to prosper in the Asian Century. There are approximately...

  • Southeast Asia’s American Embrace

    Jessica Brown | 29 Mar 2012 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    All Southeast Asian states want to take advantage of the benefits of a rising China, yet none wants it to be in a position...

  • The Kingdom of God is Forcefully Advancing and Forceful Men Lay Hold of It

    David Coltart | 14 Sep 2011 | Occasional Papers

    In the CIS’s annual Acton Lecture on Religion and Freedom, Senator David Coltart discusses the application of biblical...

  • INTERVIEW: Australia and the Rise of China

    Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe | 20 Aug 2011 | POLICY Magazine

    Paul Monk tells Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe that China's rise could require tough decisions about accommodating or resisting...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of World Economy

    Richard Salmons | 20 Aug 2011 | POLICY Magazine

    The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of World Economy by Dani Rodrik (New York, 2011.)  

  • FEATURE: Taming the Dogs of War: Why Parliament Should Authorise Major Deployments

    Sukrit Sabhlok | 31 Mar 2011 | POLICY Magazine

    Parliament and the courts could spare Australia from ill-advised military action.

  • Malaysian Dilemma: The Enduring Cancer of Affirmative Action

    John Lee | 23 Feb 2011 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    In March 2010, Prime Minister Najib Razak announced a New Economic Model (NEM) for Malaysia. These include pledges to wind-back...

  • Jakarta's Juggling Act: Balancing China and America in the Asia-Pacific

    Jessica Brown | 03 Feb 2011 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    Indonesia is emerging as a significant player in Southeast Asia’s security architecture. Its prime foreign policy concern...

  • Europe’s Painful Farewell: An Essay on the Decline of the Old World

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 16 Dec 2010 | Issue Analysis

    Europe is a continent in crisis. The financial problems of many European economies became visible to the rest of world when...

  • Empires on the Edge of Chaos: The Nasty Fiscal Arithmetic of Imperial Decline

    Niall Ferguson | 14 Dec 2010 | Occasional Papers

    In the 26th John Bonython lecture, Niall Ferguson, one of the world’s leading geo-economic thinkers and best-selling author...

  • After the Wall – Reflections on the Legacy of 1989

    John Lee, Lee Duffield, Martin Krygier, Oliver Marc Hartwich | 08 Sep 2010 | Occasional Papers

    When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, it marked the end of the Cold War and of Eastern European communism. Two decades on, The...

  • INTERVIEW: Afghanistan's Critical Year

    Jim Molan, Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe | 01 Sep 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    Major General Jim Molan tells Sergei DeSilva-Ranasinghe that Australia should invest greater resources in Afghanistan.

  • Unrealised Potential: India’s ‘Soft Power’ Ambition in Asia

    John Lee | 30 Jun 2010 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    This paper makes the argument that India’s enormous ‘soft power’ potential in Asia is based on the fact that a rising...

  • BOOK REVIEW: When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World

    John Lee | 17 Jun 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World by Martin Jacques (Allen Lane,...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The New Vichy Syndrome—Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 17 Jun 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    The New Vichy Syndrome—Why European Intellectuals Surrender to Barbarism by Theodore Dalrymple (Encounter Books, 2010.)

  • BOOK REVIEW: Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times

    Jessica Brown | 17 Jun 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times by Barry Wain (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.)

  • FEATURE: Plan B for Dealing with North Korea

    Ted Galen Carpenter | 17 Jun 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    If North Korea refuses to give up its nuclear ambitions, all palatable options will have run out.

  • FEATURE: Losing Tomorrow Today: Islamising Germany

    Henryk M. Broder | 17 Jun 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    A new generation of collaborators is caving in to the new conquerors of Europe.

  • FEATURE: The Geo-Political Shape of Asia in 2020

    John Lee | 17 Jun 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    Despite China's current rise, the strategic environment in Asia is changing more slowly than many believe.

  • The Fantasy of Taming China’s Rise

    John Lee | 05 May 2010 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    In The Fantasy of Taming China’s Rise, Dr John Lee, CIS Foreign Policy Research Fellow, argues that the belief that China...

  • FEATURE: Open the Borders

    Chris Berg | 22 Mar 2010 | POLICY Magazine

    Classical liberals should support the free movement of people.

  • BOOK REVIEW: Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Can Europe be the same with different people in it?

    Joel Malan | 12 Dec 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Can Europe Be the Same with Different People in It? by Christopher Caldwell (Penguin,...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Reflections On The Revolution In Europe: Can Europe Be The Same With Different People In It?

    Joel Malan | 12 Dec 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Can Europe Be the Same with Different People in It? by Christopher Caldwell (Penguin,...

  • FEATURE: After the Wall: Twenty Years On

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 12 Dec 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    A look at Germany's unification history.

  • The importance of India: restoring sight to Australia’s strategic blind spot

    John Lee | 05 Nov 2009 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    The paper traces the rise of ‘strategic India’ in Asia, the significance of the remarkable improvement in the US-India...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars In the Midst of a Big One

    Peter Leahy | 15 Sep 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    The Accidental Guerrilla: Fighting Small Wars in the Midst of a Big One by David Kilcullen (Scribe Publications, 2009).

  • Why America will lead the 'Asian Century'

    John Lee | 19 Aug 2009 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    The beginning of the end of America’s strategic primacy in Asia is commonly predicted. We are supposed to be entering a...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Rotten State of Britain

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 04 Jun 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    The Rotten State of Britain by Eamonn Butler (Gibson Square, 2009)

  • FEATURE: Does Europe Still Matter?

    Oliver Marc Hartwich | 04 Jun 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    Europe's economic weakness is a problem for Australia.

  • FEATURE: Is China Really an 'East Asian Success Story'?

    Christopher Lingle | 04 Jun 2009 | POLICY Magazine

    State-controlled investment in China provides poor financial returns.

  • Will China Fail: The Limits and Contradictions of Market Socialism 2nd Edition

    John Lee | 28 May 2009 | Policy Monographs

    With the onset of the global economic crisis, China remains one of the only major economies likely to avoid recession. Released...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Marketing Dictatorship: Propaganda and Thought Work In Contemporary China

    Eric Jones | 12 Dec 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Marketing Dictatorship: Propaganda and Thought Work in Contemporary China by Anne-Marie Brady  (Rowman & Littlefield,...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis

    Robyn Lim | 12 Dec 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Meltdown: The Inside Story of the North Korean Nuclear Crisis by Mike Cinoy (St Martin's Press, 2008).

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Post-American World

    Richard Salmons | 12 Dec 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria (W. W. Norton & Company, 2008).

  • China’s Insecurity and Search for Power

    John Lee | 13 Nov 2008 | Issue Analysis

    Although China feels vulnerable now, there is no doubt that it intends to eventually supersede American power and influence...

  • 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).

  • The Bipolar Pacific

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 21 Aug 2008 | Issue Analysis

    Guest-worker schemes, which have been proposed as a development solution for the Pacific, no doubt benefit the individuals...

  • Anglo Primacy and the End of History: The Deep Roots of Power

    Lawrence Mead | 01 Aug 2008 | Occasional Papers

    The 24th Annual John Bonython Lecture Whether the United States should lead the world is much debated, but American primacy...

  • FEATURE: The Illegal Pacific, Part 1: Organised Crime

    Susan Windybank | 04 Jun 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Until the islands establish the rule of law, they will continue to suffer from the 'dark side' of globalisation.

  • OPINION: The OECD Cringe

    Andrew Norton | 04 Jun 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Australian policy should be judged by our own priorities and circumstances, not the OECD average.

  • Putting Democracy in China on Hold

    John Lee | 28 May 2008 | Issue Analysis

    Since the 1989 Tiananmen Square protest, China has moved closer to a market economy but further away from a democratic state....

  • FEATURE: Suffer The Intellectuals

    Owen Harries | 03 Mar 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    An explanation of why predictions by intellectuals so often turn out to be wrong.

  • Five Out of Ten: A Performance Report on the Regional Assistance Mission to the Solomon Islands (RAMSI)

    Gaurav Sodhi | 31 Jan 2008 | Issue Analysis

    The Solomon Islands is stagnating despite 30 years of aid flows of hundreds of millions of dollars, innumerable consultants’...

  • FEATURE: The False Promise of 'Market Socialism' in China

    John Lee | 09 Sep 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    Despite the hype, China is not evolving into a 'successful dictatorship'.

  • BOOK REVIEW: Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present

    Ben Davies | 06 Jun 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    Power, Faith and Fantasy: America in the Middle East, 1776 to the Present by Michael B. Oren (W.W. Norton, 2007).

  • BOOK REVIEW: Super-State: The New Europe and Its Challenge to America

    David Robertson | 06 Jun 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    Super-State: The New Europe and its Challenge to America by Steohen Haseler (IBTauris, 2005).

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Looming Tower: Al-Quaeda and the Road to 9/11

    Matt Marks | 03 Mar 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    The Looming Tower: Al-Quaeda and the Road to 9/11 by Lawrence Wright (Allen Lane, 2006).

  • FEATURE: What Creates Comparative Advantage for Drug Production? Lessons from Columbia

    Susan Windybank | 03 Mar 2007 | POLICY Magazine

    Political and social problems in Columbia created opportunities for illegal drug production, explains similar Francisco E...

  • 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...

  • The HIV/AIDS Crisis in Papua New Guinea

    Miranda Darling Tobias | 08 Feb 2007 | Issue Analysis

    The rapid spread of HIV/AIDS in Papua New Guinea has created a health emergency, with at least 120,000 Papua New Guineans...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Partnership: The Inside Story of the US-Australian Alliance Under Howard and Bush

    Andrew Robertson | 12 Dec 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    The Partnership: The Inside Story of the US-Australian Alliance Under Howard and Bush by Greg Sheridan (New South Books,...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The White Man's Burden

    Gaurav Sodhi | 12 Dec 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    The White Man's Burden: Why the West's Efforts to Aid the Rest Have DoneSo Much Ill and So Little Good by William Easterly...

  • COMMENT: The Unholy Alliance

    Visiting Fellow - Tanveer Ahmed | 12 Dec 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    The Western left and Islamic radicals are finding common causes.

  • INTERVIEW: Jihad In The Near North

    Dominic Rolfe | 12 Dec 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    Dominic Rolfe talks to Sidney Jones about Islamist movements in Indonesia and other south-east Asian countries.

  • Time for a Change in Tonga: From Monarchy to Modernity

    Gaurav Sodhi | 07 Nov 2006 | Issue Analysis

    Despite years of generous aid and high education and health expenditure, Tonga has failed to grow substantially in the last...

  • Vision or Fiction? Prospects of Regional Integration in the South Pacific

    Stephan Freitag | 25 Oct 2006 | Issue Analysis

    Stephan Freitag discusses approaches to economic integration against the reality in trade and presents examples of sectoral...

  • COMMENT: The Falcon and the Falconer

    Miranda Darling Tobias | 09 Sep 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    To more effectively combat terrorism, we need to understand why homegrown Western converts turn against their own societies.

  • Should Australia and New Zealand Open Their Doors to Guest Workers From the Pacific? Costs and Benefits

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 04 Sep 2006 | Policy Monographs

    Should Australia and New Zealand depart from their long term immigration policies to provide work places for short term seasonal...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Postwar: A History of Europe Since 1945

    Martin Sheehan | 07 Jul 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    Postwar: A History of Europe since 1945 by Tony Judt (William Heinemann, 2005).

  • FEATURE: Australia's Position in Asia: Closer Than Ever

    Andrew Robertson | 07 Jul 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    John Howards' Government has improved Australia's relations with Asian countries.

  • Annals of Aid: Vanuatu and The United States Millenium Challenge Corporation

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 05 Apr 2006 | Issue Analysis

    Without fundamental reforms in land tenure, Vanuatu cannot increase its output and productivity. Without a thoroughgoing...

  • FEATURE: Anti-Americanism Past and Present

    Greg Melleuish | 03 Mar 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    The recent upsurge in anti-Americanism has a long history.

  • REVIEW ESSAY: Mao- The Abhorrent Tyrant and How His Economic Legacy Has Been Overcome

    Wolfgang Kasper | 03 Mar 2006 | POLICY Magazine

    Mao, The Unknown Story by Jung Chang and Jon Halliday (Jonathan Cape, 2005).

  • Make Poverty History: Tackle Corruption

    Wolfgang Kasper | 19 Jan 2006 | Issue Analysis

    The results of the latest international survey of corruption reveal huge international differences. Poor countries tend to...

  • INTERVIEW: The West in an Asian Century

    Susan Windybank | 12 Dec 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    Susan Windybank interviews Kishore Mahbubani, a distinguished former diplomat and scholar from Singapore: dubbed 'the Max...

  • Between Two Worlds. Australian Foreign Policy Responses to New and Old Security Dilemmas

    David Martin Jones, Susan Windybank | 23 Oct 2005 | Occasional Papers

    Globalisation has connected these two worlds through ease of travel, communications and financial flows, but it has not integrated...

  • Alliance: The View from America

    Dan Blumenthal, Doug Bandow, Kurt Campbell, Peter Brookes | 25 Aug 2005 | Occasional Papers

    The Occasional Paper aims to 'de-parochialise' the debate in Australia by asking how Americans think about the alliance.

  • Papua New Guinea’s Choice: A Tale of Two Nations

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 31 May 2005 | Issue Analysis

    The recent withdrawal of the Australian police is disastrous for the people of Papua New Guinea. The police deployed under...

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium

    Neil James | 03 Mar 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    The Geopolitics of East Asia: The Search for Equilibrium by Robyn Lim (Routledge, 2003).

  • FEATURE: Morality and Foreign Policy

    Owen Harries | 03 Mar 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    Prudence has an important place in foreign policy.

  • FEATURE: Tribalism in the Arab Mena Region

    Leanne Piggott | 03 Mar 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    Arab tribalism is a drag on development and reform.

  • INTERVIEW: The Thoughtful Superhawk

    Susan Windybank | 03 Mar 2005 | POLICY Magazine

    Susan Windybank speaks Robert Kagan about his controversial thesis and America's role in the world.

  • America and the World: The Crisis of Legitimacy

    Robert Kagan | 28 Dec 2004 | Occasional Papers

    America is suffering a crisis of international legitimacy.  So where will it find it?

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

    Martin Sheehan | 12 Dec 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America by John Micklewait and Adrian Wooldridge (The Penguin Press, 2004).

  • FEATURE: Locked in: Australia Gets a Bad Intellectual Property Deal

    Kimberlee Weatherall | 12 Dec 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    The intellectual property provisions of the US-Australia Free Trade Agreement are an unfortunate policy shift.

  • FEATURE: Unfinished Business: Reforming Our Intelligence Agencies

    Peter Jennings | 12 Dec 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    Terrorism is not the only urgent issue our intelligence agents must face.

  • The Pacific is Viable!

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 02 Dec 2004 | Issue Analysis

    Whilst all is relatively quiet in the Pacific, there is still no growth. With aid runing at more than $1.5 billion a year...

  • Morality and Foreign Policy

    Owen Harries | 19 Nov 2004 | Occasional Papers

    Owen Harries explores the intellectual heritage of two opposing positions on morality in foreign policy; the hands-off realist...

  • A Voluntary Free Trade Alliance: How to Overcome Hurdles in the Path of Traders and Investors

    Wolfgang Kasper | 09 Sep 2004 | Issue Analysis

    The 'Global Free Trade Alliance' would promote free exchanges between nations on a voluntary basis and could become a ‘World...

  • FEATURE: The Foresight Saga: Risk, Litigiousness and Negligence Law Reforms

    Caspar Conde | 09 Sep 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    Tort law reform has gone too far, and contracts could usefully determine compensation in some cases.

  • From Riches to Rags What Are Nauru’s Options and How Can Australia Help?

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 18 Aug 2004 | Issue Analysis

    Thirty years after enjoying the world’s second highest per capita GDP after Saudi Arabia, Nauru is on the verge of insolvency,...

  • Can Papua New Guinea Come Back From the Brink?

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 14 Jul 2004 | Issue Analysis

    After seven months of wrangling, arrangements to deploy more than 260 Australian police and other officials to Papua New...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Making Australian Foreign Policy

    A.D. McLennan | 06 Jun 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    Making Australian Foreign Policy by Allan Gyngell and Michael Wesley (Cambridge University Press, 2003.)

  • REVIEW ESSAY: The Private Provision of All Security

    Wolfgang Kasper | 06 Jun 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    One Liberal Mile Too Far The Myth of National Defense: Essays on the Theory and History of Security Production Edited by...

  • COMMENT: The Policy Shift the Media Missed

    Peter Jennings | 06 Jun 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    Australia's emerging national security strategy.

  • FEAUTURE: Does Size Matter? Tuvalu and Nauru Compared

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013, Steven Gosarevski | 06 Jun 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    Tuvalu and Nauru are both small Pacific states, but Nauru has been badly governed.

  • BOOK REVIEW: Art of Creation: The Founding of the United Nations

    Scott Featherston | 03 Mar 2004 | POLICY Magazine

    Art of Creation: The Founding of The United States by Stephen C. Schlesinger (Westview Press, 2003).

  • Gulliver Unbound - Can America Rule the World?

    Joseph Joffe | 03 Dec 2003 | Occasional Papers

    America's combination of political, military, economic and cultural predominance is without precedent, and there is nothing...

  • Aid Has Failed the Pacific

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 07 May 2003 | Issue Analysis

    The Pacific islands are an arc of instability threatening Australia’s security. While current problems are of considerable...

  • Papua New Guinea on the Brink

    Susan Windybank | 12 Mar 2003 | Issue Analysis

    Papua New Guinea shows every sign of following its Melanesian neighbour, the Solomon Islands, down the path to economic decline,...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Recreating Asia: Visions For a New Century

    Wolfgang Kasper | 03 Mar 2003 | POLICY Magazine

    Recreating Asia: Visions for a New Century: by Frank-Jurgen Richter and Pamela C.M. Mar (John Wiley, 2002).

  • COMMENT: The Culture of Guilt

    Marian L. Tupy | 03 Mar 2003 | POLICY Magazine

    Like welfare dependency in developed countries, aid dependency in developed countries has entrenched a 'handout' mentality...

  • COMMENT: The Terror Trap

    Chris Leithner | 19 Jan 2003 | POLICY Magazine

    Despite its high hopes and resolute rhetoric, the 'war on terror' is disturbingly similar to America's 'war on poverty' and...

  • REVIEW ARTICLE: Engagement with Asia Revisited

    A.D. McLennan | 19 Dec 2002 | POLICY Magazine

    Continental Drift: Australia's Search for a Regional Identity by Rawdon Dalyrmple (Ashgate, 2003).

  • Sustainable Immigration and Cultural Integration

    Wolfgang Kasper | 15 Aug 2002 | Policy Monographs

    Professor Kasper outlines the benefits of past migration. He points out that Australians can be justifiably proud of the...

  • Immigrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers : A Global View

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 26 Jun 2002 | Policy Monographs

    A worldwide excess of demand for immigration means that Western countries cannot accommodate more than a small proportion...

  • Has History Restarted Since September 11?

    Francis Fukuyama | 03 Apr 2002 | Occasional Papers

    Francis Fukuyama argues that the fracture line over globalisation could turn out to be a division, not between West and the...

  • Understanding America

    Owen Harries | 04 Mar 2002 | Occasional Papers

    Our most urgent need is to understand America - both in terms of what it is and its impact on the world - for current US...

  • Towards Racial Harmony: A New Constitution for Fiji

    Wolfgang Kasper | 05 Mar 2001 | Issue Analysis

    A new constitution that decentralises collective political power is the best way to achieve stability in Fiji by empowering Fijians...

  • FEATURE: Trouble in 'Paradise': The Africanisation of the South Pacific

    Ben Reilly | 03 Mar 2001 | POLICY Magazine

    Some of the problems that have plagued states in sub-saharan Africa may well be emerging in the South Pacific as well.

  • FEATURE: Learning Racial Harmony: Fiji Needs New Constitutional Rules

    Wolfgang Kasper | 03 Mar 2001 | POLICY Magazine

    The situation in Fiji has deteriorated to the point where new constitutional ground rules seem the only way to overcome irreconcilable...

  • COMMENT: Towards a Liberal Theory of International Relations

    Sam Roggeveen | 03 Mar 2001 | POLICY Magazine

    The Rationalist school, with its emphasis on the existence of an international society, is arguably the most liberal of the...

  • Breaking the Trade Stalemate: What Are Australia’s Options?

    Wolfgang Kasper | 12 Feb 2001 | Issue Analysis

    Australia’s best hope of long-term trade liberalisation lies in signing a free trade agreement with the United States....

  • CRITICAL REVIEW: A Crisis of Democracy- Again

    Alan Oxley | 12 Dec 2000 | POLICY Magazine

    Disaffected Democracies: What's Troubling the Trilateral Countries? Edited by Susan Pharr and Robert Putnam (Princeton University...

  • Setting the Record Straight: Free Trade and the WTO

    David Robertson | 04 Sep 2000 | Issue Analysis

    By allowing social issues into the WTO agenda using tenuous links to trade policy, the WTO Council has placed the organisation...

  • COMMENT: A Recovery Plan for East Timor

    Wolfgang Kasper | 12 Dec 1999 | POLICY Magazine

    There can be little doubt that Australia, bar its military initiative, has assumed a measure of at least temporary co-responsibility...

  • FEATURE: Civil Society and Development: The Missing Link

    Hadi Soesastro | 09 Sep 1999 | POLICY Magazine

    Societies in East Asia are in a process of democratisation. The process of democratic consolidation and the nature of democracy...

  • Rear Vision on Trade Policy: Wrong Way, Go Forward

    Ron Duncan | 25 Sep 1998 | Issue Analysis

    Policies affecting trade flows do not begin or end in the international arena: Decisions about reducing protection must be...

  • INTERVIEW: Exchange Rates, Banking and Thatcherism

    Charles Richardson | 06 Jun 1998 | POLICY Magazine

    Sir Alan Walters speaks to Charles Richardson.

  • Open for Business? Australian Interests and the OECD's Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI)

    Wolfgang Kasper | 17 Apr 1998 | Issue Analysis

    The proposed OECD’s Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI), which the Australian government has been helping to negotiate,...

  • Nationality

    Lord Acton | 01 Dec 1997 | Occasional Papers

    Is the nation state the best form of political organisation? Should a country’s borders be based on racial or linguistic...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Tigers: Leaders of the New Asia-Pacific

    Andre Stein | 09 Sep 1997 | POLICY Magazine

    Tigers: Leaders of the New Asia Pacific by Greg Sheridan (Allen & Unwin, 1997.)

  • BOOK REVIEW: Thinking About Law: Perspectives On The History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law

    Jeffrey Lawrence | 06 Jun 1997 | POLICY Magazine

    Thinking About Law: Perspectives On The History, Philosophy and Sociology of Law edited by Rosemary Hunter, Richard Ingleby...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Migrations and Cultures: A World View

    John Rogers | 09 Sep 1996 | POLICY Magazine

    Migration and Cultures: A World View by Thomas Sowell (Basic Books, 1996.)

  • COMMENT: Australia's Competitiveness Two Years On

    Anis Chowdhury, Kevin Daly | 09 Sep 1996 | POLICY Magazine

    'Competitiveness' has been the economic buzz word of the past two and a half decades.

  • FEATURE: Singapore and 'Asian Values'

    Christopher Lingle | 03 Mar 1996 | POLICY Magazine

    The price of Asian authoritarianism.

  • COMMENT: Privatisation Experience: The Czech Case

    Vaclav Klaus | 03 Mar 1995 | POLICY Magazine

    The systematic transformation of the Czech Republic in the post-communist world.

  • FEATURE: Silk Purse or Sow's Ear: Canberra's Recent Approaches to Regional Development Policy

    Tony Sorensen | 09 Sep 1994 | POLICY Magazine

    Now is not a golden age for regional policy.

  • FEATURE: Japan's MITI: A Role Model for Australia and New Zealand?

    Anna Strutt, Steven Lim | 03 Mar 1994 | POLICY Magazine

    Japan's success may be despite, rather than because of, MITI.

  • BOOK REVIEW: Antarctica: Private Property or Public Heritage

    Frank Scrimgeour | 03 Mar 1994 | POLICY Magazine

    Antarctica: Private Property or Public Heritage by Keith Suter (Pluto Press, Sydney, 1991.)

  • Australia's Asian Challenge

    Helen Hughes AO 1928 - 2013 | 24 Feb 1994 | Policy Forum

    The proceedings of the Autumn Public Policy Forum in the 1994 Bert Kelly lecture series Sydney, 24 February 1994. Three experts...

  • FEATURE: East Asian Dynamism and Pacific Cooperation

    Ippei Yamazawa | 06 Jun 1993 | POLICY Magazine

    Fading prospects for a successful conclusion to the GATT Uruguay Round are directing attention to regional trading arrangements....

  • BOOK REVIEW: Military Politics in the Asia-Pacific Region

    Henry Albinski | 03 Mar 1993 | POLICY Magazine

    The Military, the State and Development in Asia and the Pacific edited by Viberto Selochan (Westview, Boulder, San Francisco...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Surveying the South Pacific

    Alan Burnett | 03 Mar 1993 | POLICY Magazine

    The South Pacific: Problems, Issues and Prospects edited by Ramesh Thakur (Macmillan, London in association with the University...

  • NOTES & COMMENTS: Private Property Rights and Economic Growth

    Ian Wills, Xiaokai Yang | 03 Mar 1993 | POLICY Magazine

    The Case of Rural China 1979-87.

  • BOOK REVIEW: How The Poor Help The Poor

    John Goodman | 09 Sep 1992 | POLICY Magazine

    Where Credit Is Due: Income Generating Programmes For The Poor In Developing Countries by Joe Remenyi (IT Publications, 1991.)

  • BOOK REVIEW: Community or Area?

    Alan Burnett | 06 Jun 1992 | POLICY Magazine

    Rethinking the Pacific by Gerald Segal (Oxford University Press, 1990.)

  • REVIEW: Causes of Fiji's Peace

    Jeff Bennett | 03 Mar 1992 | POLICY Magazine

    Race and Politics in Fiji by Robert Norton (University of Queensland Press, 1990.)

  • BOOK REVIEW: The Bork Episode

    Norman Barry | 12 Dec 1991 | POLICY Magazine

    The Tempting of America: The Political Seduction of the Law by Robert Bork (The Free Press, 1989.)

  • Bougainville: The Mine and the People

    Paul Quodling | 04 Oct 1991 | Special Publications

    In Paul Quodling's judgement, the two issues of the political conflict on Bougainville and the future of the Panguna mine...

  • NOTES & COMMENTS: The Economic Case for an Open-Door Immigration Policy

    Harry Clarke, Yew-Kwang Ng | 03 Mar 1991 | POLICY Magazine

    A discussion of the Harrison rule and immigration.

  • NOTES & COMMENTS: Rejoinder to Clarke and Ng

    Mark Harrision | 03 Mar 1991 | POLICY Magazine

    A rejoinder to Clarke and Ng's The Economic Case for an Open-Door Immigration Policy.

  • Aid and Development in the South Pacific

    Peter T. Bauer | 05 Feb 1991 | Special Publications

    The political economy of the South Pacific is dominated by foreign aid.  This promotes domestic statism, which in turn retards...

  • FEATURE: Aid For Employment?

    H. W. Arndt | 03 Mar 1990 | POLICY Magazine

    Lack of employment opportunities is a major source of poverty in many developing countries. A discussion of whether and how...

  • FEATURE: Britain and European Union: The Broader Issues

    Patrick Minford | 03 Mar 1990 | POLICY Magazine

    This article sets out the philosophy of the Bruges Group and speculates on the likely impact of recent political changes...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Foreign Policy In The 1990s

    David Anderson | 03 Mar 1990 | POLICY Magazine

    In Pursuit of National Interests: Australian Foreign Policy In The 1990s edited by F. A. Mediansky and A. C. Palfreeman (Pergamon...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Keeping The Pacific Peaceful

    Peter Jennings | 03 Mar 1990 | POLICY Magazine

    Strategy and the South-West Pacific: An Australian Perspective by Owen Harries (Pacific Security Research Institute, 1989.)

  • Economic Control or Economic Development

    Peter T. Bauer | 06 Jan 1990 | Occasional Papers

    P.T. Bauer argues that wide-ranging state controls hinder the development of Third World economies.

  • FEATURE: Is America Declining?

    Peter Samuel | 12 Dec 1989 | POLICY Magazine

    The idea that America is in a state of economic and military decline is just one of an endless succession of apocalyptic...

  • FEATURE: Japanese Investment: Their Money, Our Terms

    Wolfgang Kasper | 09 Sep 1989 | POLICY Magazine

    Rising levels of Japanese investment in Australian land and industry have generated fears that Australia is becoming a Japanese...

  • FEATURE: Improving Australia's Refugee Resettlement Policy

    William Maley | 09 Sep 1989 | POLICY Magazine

    Australia has a good record for accomodating and resettling refugees. The case for a self-determining system of refugee immigration...

  • FEATURE: Auctioning the Immigration Quota

    Mark Harrision | 06 Jun 1989 | POLICY Magazine

    The immigration debate is at present off the boil, but is unlikely to remain so for long. Mark Harrison suggests a way of...

  • Fiji: Opportunity from Adversity?

    Wolfgang Kasper | 04 Feb 1988 | Special Publications

    The situation in Fiji has deteriorated to the point where new constitutional ground rules seem the only way to overcome irreconcilable...

  • UNCTAD and the North-South Dialogue

    | 04 Oct 1984 | Occasional Papers

    It is common for governments of wester industrialised nations (the ‘North; in the title) to allocate healthy portions of...