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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. FEATURE: The East is Authoritarian: Why China Will Not Democratise

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 30 Apr 2014 | POLICY Magazine

    The Chinese Communist Party may carve out an enduring place for its own brand of accountable authoritarianism.

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  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. Mercantilist mindset and good fortune make successful China policy

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 12 Dec 2014 | Business Spectator

    While the Abbott government trumpets its China-Australia free trade agreement win, it continues to stumble over the non-commercial ... Read More

  2. Why Bob Carr is right about China

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 12 Nov 2014 | China Spectator

    Canberra must remain ready to point out with ‘absolutely unruffled’ confidence that pursuit of Australia’s national ... Read More

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. In defence of diplomatic talkfests

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 14 Nov 2014

    Cynicism about multilateral meetings between world leaders is understandable....

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. The tragedy of 1914 and the precarious peace of 2014

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 08 Aug 2014

    The similarities between Europe’s disastrous great power politics of 1914 and Asia’s geostrategic rivalries of 2014 are ...

  5. Mentioning the war doesn't discredit government's deft diplomacy

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 18 Jul 2014

    Canberra’s affection for Tokyo puts Australia at odds with China, yet a disconnect between Beijing and Canberra is sometimes ...

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