June, 2017

Is Abe securing or threatening Japan’s peace and democracy?

Despite his involvement in a series of political scandals, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remains unscathed. And with a firm grip on power, his Liberal… Read More

THAAD is no easy withdrawal for Moon

Since South Korea decided to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defence system in 2016, Sino–South Korean relations have been strained. Beijing… Read More

Fiscal consolidation: An Armenian case study

Adjunct Professor Yan Islam was invited by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Moscow and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Armenian government… Read More

How to save the Shangri-La Dialogue

It was a sign of the Shangri-La Dialogue’s declining relevance when China sent a low-level delegation and India no delegation at all to this year’s… Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw

The democratically elected government in Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi has so far disappointed many voters and international observers. Her supporters blame the military… Read More

Power dynamics in the Asia-Pacific

On June 5, 2017, the Carnegie Moscow Center hosted an open discussion on major power relationships in the Asia-Pacific region with John McCarthy, former Australian… Read More

The battle for Southeast Asia’s soul

Media headlines are stolen by talk of China’s island building in the South China Sea and whether Australia should join in Freedom of Navigation operations… Read More

Incident at Three Pagodas Pass

After decades of strained bilateral relations, Australia’s defence ties with Myanmar are gradually being restored. The office of the Defence Attache (DA) in the… Read More

What game theory says about dealing with North Korea

North Korea fired its third missile in three weeks on May 29, once again drawing protests from South Korea and Japan. Tensions have been… Read More

Trapped in a long war

Australia has been part of America’s long war against terrorism since the war began in 2001. In the first stage (2001–02), al-Qaeda in Afghanistan was… Read More