The Centre for Independent Studies contributes to public debate on a range of topical foreign policy issues.
With the US strategic ‘pivot’ to Asia and China’s economic and military resurgence, Australia’s regional foreign policy is increasingly contentious. The CIS will continue to advocate pragmatic and cautious foreign policy settings to help safeguard a peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific.
CIS foreign policy research has extended from defence policy to global democratisation, but now focuses on China-Australia relations, the US security presence in Asia, Chinese foreign policy, and foreign aid.
For further information on our foreign policy areas, proceed to:
The Fog of Foreign Policy: Why only ‘least bad’ options are available in Syria, Iraq and other global hotspots18 May 2015 | Research Reports|
This research outlines that the success of foreign policy initiatives depends on immensely complex and constantly evolving... Read More...
10 Feb 2015 | Occasional Papers|
This volume brings together two presentations and the introductions from an event hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies... Read More...
12 Nov 2014 | Speeches|
Dr David Kilcullen's address for the 2014 John Bonython Lecture
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...
30 Apr 2014 | POLICY Magazine|
The Chinese Communist Party may carve out an enduring place for its own brand of accountable authoritarianism.
Opinion & Commentary
30 Jul 2015 | China Spectator|
Beyond some mooted language changes on the US-Australian alliance and Japan-Australia relations, traditional ... Read More
16 Jul 2015 | China Spectator|
The high-wire diplomatic juggling act of managing Australia’s all-important ties with China and the US has for years been ... Read More
26 Jun 2015 | China Spectator|
At the opening of the seventh annual United States-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue earlier this week, US Vice-President ... Read More
15 Jun 2015 | Daily Telegraph|
What is required on the part of Muslim and non-Muslim Australians alike is a new attitude to combatting the problem of Muslim ... Read More
04 Jun 2015 | China Spectator|
Canberra looks set to wade into the South China Sea’s turbulent waters. ... Read More
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