Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Leonard Hong

Research Intern


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  • Kiwi undiplomacy 12 February 2021 | IDEAS@THECENTRE
    “In archaeology, you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known,” former United States Ambassador Thomas Pickering famously quipped. And Pickering’s wisdom is still relevant today. In the aftermath of New Zealand’s free trade agreement upgrade with China, New…
    “In archaeology, you uncover the unknown. In diplomacy you cover the known,” former United States Ambassador Thomas Pickering famously quipped. And Pickering’s wisdom is still relevant today. In the aftermath of New Zealand’s free trade agreement upgrade with China, New…
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  • Preserving our values amid growing turbulence  13 December 2019 | ideas@theCentre
    Australia and New Zealand face a geopolitical predicament as a consequence of China’s rise. How do we preserve our Western liberal values in the face of growing concern with our largest trading partner and it’s turbulent relationship with our key…
    Australia and New Zealand face a geopolitical predicament as a consequence of China’s rise. How do we preserve our Western liberal values in the face of growing concern with our largest trading partner and it’s turbulent relationship with our key…
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  • The Unintended Consequences of Globalisation 18 October 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    In the past 30 years we’ve witnessed the end of the Soviet Union, the third wave of democratisation and extensive levels of globalisation. Mass flows of capital and mobility have become the norm. Francis Fukuyama predicted the ‘End of History’…
    In the past 30 years we’ve witnessed the end of the Soviet Union, the third wave of democratisation and extensive levels of globalisation. Mass flows of capital and mobility have become the norm. Francis Fukuyama predicted the ‘End of History’…
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  • Only fiscal discipline will protect us 15 March 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Former Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan’s valedictory speech hailed the legacy of his stimulus package (but not the subsequent — and growing — government debt). As everybody knows, debt and recession are often linked — and many speculate that another recession…
    Former Australian Treasurer Wayne Swan’s valedictory speech hailed the legacy of his stimulus package (but not the subsequent — and growing — government debt). As everybody knows, debt and recession are often linked — and many speculate that another recession…
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  • Take responsibility for your life 15 February 2019 | Ideas@TheCentre
    Prominent intellectual and speaker Jordan Peterson’s current Australian tour could well be the first time many millennials have heard a message of personal responsibility. For most of their lives, millennials have been coddled by the narrative of having rights without…
    Prominent intellectual and speaker Jordan Peterson’s current Australian tour could well be the first time many millennials have heard a message of personal responsibility. For most of their lives, millennials have been coddled by the narrative of having rights without…
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