China and Northeast Asia

How to complicate North Korea’s nuclear weapons plans

North Korea has the strategic initiative. Its plan to build a nuclear armed, long-range missile force is nearing completion. Other countries can do little –… Read More

Fifth generation air warfare

Fifth-generation air warfare is a beguiling concept. It offers the promise of making the use of air power in future wars significantly more effective and… Read More

Xi Jinping and The Sino–Latin American relations in the 21st century: Facing the beginning of a new phase?

Sino-Latin American relations experienced an extraordinary “intensification process” throughout the first sixteen years of the 21st century. In an article recently published, Diego Leiva, PhD… Read More

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

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

The strategic challenges of a nuclear North Korea

North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs continue to trigger strategic anxiety in Asia. Since embarking on a nuclear program in the 1950s, Pyongyang has… Read More

Explaining Australia–Japan security cooperation and its prospects: ‘the interests that bind?’

Despite the recent rapid growth in Australia–Japan security ties and formal recognition of the common interests driving the 2007 Joint Declaration on Security Cooperation and… Read More

The Australia­­–India–Japan trilateral: converging interests… and converging perceptions?

Back in 1967, the Australian National University held a conference on the theme, India, Japan, Australia: Partners in Asia? It was an interesting time to… Read More

Australian airpower’s tough South China Sea challenge

The RAAF is in the midst of a large-scale replacement program but the strategic goalposts have just changed mid-game. Two major events have driven this… Read More