Region-China and North East Asia

How much does China benefit from the Taliban victory over the United States?

COLIN MACKERRAS | The mainstream Western media have questioned numerous Taliban assurances that it has changed in the twenty years since it was last in… Read More

People love pandas but what’s really behind China’s panda diplomacy?

CAITLIN BYRNE | There is no question, the world loves China’s giant pandas. The enigmatic, reserved herbivores evoke goodwill wherever they travel. With numbers… Read More

Advancing foreign investment in APEC

TONY MAKIN | Since the early 1990s, international trade growth has persistently eclipsed foreign investment growth in the Asia-Pacific. Over this time Asia-Pacific… Read More

ANZUS and China

ROWAN CALLICK | China was front of mind as the ANZUS Treaty was framed, was signed and came into force. The Chinese Communist Party… Read More

Responding to China’s unending grey-zone prodding

PETER LAYTON | The best way to counter China’s grey-zone activities may be a measured forward-planning approach that proceeds step-by-step. China remains hard… Read More

It’s gold, gold, gold for Japan and its uplifting Games

ROWAN CALLICK | Two months ago The Economist castigated Japan for its obduracy—one dictionary definition, “stubborn persistence in wrongdoing”—for deciding to press ahead with… Read More

Small-state responses to strategic dynamics in the Indian Ocean

CAITLIN BYRNE | The Indian Ocean is a vast and dynamic domain. Yet, much like its Pacific counterpart, it is too easily cast as… Read More

Missile controls in East Asia

TANYA OGILVIE-WHITE AND TANVI KULKARNI | A global race to acquire sophisticated long-range missiles is underway, despite their destabilizing impact on international security. This… Read More

Learning in the grey zone: how democracies can meet the authoritarian challenge

MATTHEW SUSSEX | Innovation by authoritarian nations in the ‘grey zone’ is becoming one of the most serious challenges facing contemporary democracies. It has… Read More

Bringing the grey zone into focus

PETER LAYTON | Australia’s 2020 Defence Strategic Update was, by the standards of such publications, a hard-hitting document. It had a particularly… Read More

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