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Morrison’s moment of truth in the Pacific

Can Australia’s prime minister convince the leaders of Pacific Island countries that he is serious about regional engagement when they are sceptical of… Read More

The China-Trump trade war has spread to Australia. We’re now at risk of global currency war

When US President Donald Trump announced via Twitter on Friday that he was slapping tariffs on an extra US$300 billion of China’s exports, it was widely… Read More

Social mobilisation in a contested environment

As geostrategic circumstances darken, there’s new interest in military mobilisation. For Australia, that involves moving the Australian Defence Force beyond its normal peacetime rate of… Read More

Regional wrap

The events of the past fortnight have led Australians to again reflect on the extent of Chinese influence they’re ready to tolerate on their soil… Read More

The trouble in the air on a tense Tuesday in Northeast Asia

The ruckus after South Korea fired warning shots at a nosy Russian spy plane marks a significant rise in tensions. Last Tuesday (23 July)… Read More

Enhancing the intercultural business capabilities of women entrepreneurs from India

India is the fastest growing start-up ecosystem in the world, yet the presence of women within this space is very limited. A study by… Read More

Building an Australian grand strategy

Grand strategy is rarely mentioned in Australian defence debates. That’s unfortunate as it’s designed for use in solving complex problems when resources are limited. And… Read More

On “legitimacy”: Trump, Kim, and US-North Korea summitry

Concerns of a PR coup for the DPRK underestimate how crucial leader-to-leader diplomacy really is. You could hear the complaints almost before Trump and Kim … Read More

How mateship made way for freedom, democracy and rule of law

Australia’s diplomatic language has evolved during a period of instability and risk, but is practice following? Read More

Cambodia: The regime’s base survival instinct on display

A decision to reject a US offer to refurbish Ream Naval Base might hint at China’s influence but also domestic concerns. Rumours… Read More