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.
For further information on our foreign policy areas, proceed to:
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
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... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
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
08 Nov 2013 | Business Spectator|
China’s enduring authoritarianism seems out of place at a time of explosive protest movements in Turkey, Brazil, Egypt ... Read More
05 Nov 2013 | The Strategist|
The scale of China’s challenges is staggering but the CCP is well placed to tackle mounting institutional, social, political ... Read More
31 Oct 2013 | The Drum|
Increasing prosperity will encourage minor democratic reforms, but it will only push nations a few steps down the long and ... Read More
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