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Our publications are the most important means of contact between the Centre's ideas and its general readership. Since 1976, The Centre for Independent Studies has produced some of the most authoritative publications in Australasian academia. From the influential Lands of Shame to the authoritative Will China Fail? CIS has published hundreds of publications covering topics from the social policy to legal affairs to religion and education.

In addition to books, the CIS publishes a range of shorter publications: Issue Analyses deal with controversial and current issues and Policy Mongraphs investigate and offer policy solutions. Since 1984, Policy magazine has published feature articles and reviews authored by some of the foremost national and international thinkers on public policy and ideas. The quality of writing and the diversity of topics in Policy ensure its status as a 'must read' by leading politicans, businesspeople and academics.

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All India Publications

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Unrealised Potential: India’s ‘Soft Power’ Ambition in Asia

    John Lee | 30 Jun 2010 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    This paper makes the argument that India’s enormous ‘soft power’ potential in Asia is based on the fact that a rising...

  • The importance of India: restoring sight to Australia’s strategic blind spot

    John Lee | 05 Nov 2009 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    The paper traces the rise of ‘strategic India’ in Asia, the significance of the remarkable improvement in the US-India...

  • BOOK REVIEW: Rivals: How the Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade

    Eric Jones | 15 Sep 2008 | POLICY Magazine

    Rivals: How The Power Struggle Between China, India and Japan Will Shape Our Next Decade by Bill Emmott (Allen Lane, 2008).

  • BOOK REVIEW: Governing Prosperity: Social Change and Social Analysis in Australia in the 1950s

    Peter Coleman | 12 Dec 1995 | POLICY Magazine

    Governing Propserity: Social Change and Social Analysis in Australia in the 1950s by Nicholas Brown (Cambridge University...

  • FEATURE: The Promise and Perils of India's Economic Reforms

    Shyam Kamath | 03 Mar 1993 | POLICY Magazine

    India has lost faith in its post-independence regime of socialist planning. But although the Rao Government has embarked...