The Centre for Independent Studies contributes to the debate on a range of foreign policy issues.
Australia’s foreign policy in the Asia-Pacific region has become increasingly contentious. With the rise of China and India, and US foreign policy in Asia becoming more assertive, the CIS continues to advocate policies for a peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific region.
CIS foreign policy research has extended from immigration to foreign aid, but now focuses on US-China relations, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.
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13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...
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...
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...
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...
22 Sep 2012 | POLICY Magazine|
The World America MadeBy Robert KaganReviewed by Benjamin Herscovitch
Opinion & Commentary
03 Apr 2014 | China Spectator|
Worryingly for Beijing, key Asian powers are banding together in a bid to contain China’s territorial and strategic ambitions.... Read More
17 Mar 2014 | On Line Opinion|
Washington should continue to use its security presence in the Western Pacific to caution against and undercut Chinese attempts ... Read More
13 Mar 2014 | China Spectator|
Will a weary Washington soon be forced to concede regional leadership to a bullish Beijing?... Read More
27 Nov 2013 | ON LINE Opinion|
Thestrategic goals guiding Australia's aid program are admirable but exclude the most powerful tool for fuelling economic ... Read More
18 Nov 2013 | ON LINE Opinion|
Capitalist liberal democracy’s twentieth century victories against expansionist fascism and communism were hard-won and ... Read More
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