August, 2017

Modi’s foreign policy under pressure

It is hard to remember now, but before Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014, many reputable pundits thought it would take time before… Read More

Fallen idol

There was a time, not so long ago, when Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was hailed by the international community as “the bravest… Read More

The unacceptable dangers of accepting a nuclear North Korea

The crisis on the Korean Peninsula has for the first time introduced an element of confusion over the strategic goal pursued by the US and… Read More

Fifth-generation warfare: An evolving technical dimension of war

For the Australian Defence Force’s Army, Navy and Air Force Chiefs, the future is ‘fifth generation.’ That being so, I recently wrote a paper on fifth generation… Read More

North Korea’s dangerously rudimentary nuclear command-and-control systems

Conventional wisdom tells us that because North Korea’s elites are rational actors, they will conclude that the benefits of employing nuclear weapons will be outweighed… Read More

Australia and Korea’s wars

Griffith Asia Institute Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr Andrew Selth recently had the below article republished in the Lowy Interpreter. In light of recent discussion about Australia’s… Read More

Five fifth-generation warfare dilemmas

The future of the ADF is ‘fifth generation’, or at least the Chiefs of Army, … Read More

New developments in China’s financial regulation

By Hui Feng Beijing’s two-day closed door meeting on finance and regulation was concluded on 15 July 2017.  Dubbed the National Finance Work Conference, government… Read More

Kim Jong-un’s Guam threat probes Trump’s North Korea credibility gap

President Trump’s dramatic intervention that nuclear threats from Pyongyang will be met with “fire and fury like the world has never seen” has been quickly matched… Read More

Australia–Philippines strategic relations: taking the long view

The Philippines is poised to become strategically more important to Australia, leading to opportunities for intensified defence cooperation. At a recent dialogue held in Manila… Read More