Region-China and North East Asia

Who wins in the US, China climate arms race

WESLEY MORGAN | This year’s COP27 UN climate summit is being held amid heightened geopolitical competition. Growing rivalry between the United States and China will… Read More

Winning the war at sea: Reshaping the USMC for future naval campaigns

PETER LAYTON | For more than a century, the purpose of the United States Marine Corps (USMC) has been to fight for and hold… Read More

Buying the wrong submarine

PETER LAYTON | Nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) are technically incredible. They are akin to the Australian Navy’s conventionally powered Collins Class submarines but much faster,… Read More

Change underfoot in the uneasy UK-China relationship?

CAITLIN BYRNE | China’s President Xi Jinping was swift to send his condolences to King Charles III on the passing of the British… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 2: Market-based development vs structural adjustment―same same, but different

RON BEVACQUA | Some comments on the first post in this blog series linked market-based development to the structural adjustment programs (SAPs) pursued by… Read More

Climate conversations and disconnected discourses

MELODIE RUWET | Pacific island leaders have declared climate change to be their most pressing security threat.  Meanwhile, the increased presence of China… Read More

Nuclear deterrence: Actions speak louder than words

BROOKE TAYLOR AND PETER LAYTON | Nuclear threats are back with, a hard-nosed, in-your-face rhetoric. The Cold War had crises, but it was primarily… Read More

Digital futures: Driving systemic change for women

ERIN WATSON-LYNN AND TENGEI WANG | As digital technology continues to unlock new financial opportunities for people across Asia and the Pacific, it is… Read More

A view from afar: Australia and the Arctic

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | The Arctic is once more in geopolitical free fall. Australia should construct an approach to its Arctic interests informed by our… Read More

Answering China’s South China Sea flying safety challenge

PETER LAYTON | China continues to double down on its dangerous intercept of an Australian maritime surveillance aircraft flying in international air space in the… Read More

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