China and Northeast Asia

Why Australia should consider sharing nuclear weapons

The future looks ominous. There are grim warnings that Australia’s strategic situation has worsened dramatically, with major power conflict increasingly likely. Some… Read More

Don’t assume North Korea is happy with the status quo

In an earlier Interpreter article I argued the need for policy makers in the US and elsewhere to consider not only the now well-rehearsed and well-founded… Read More

Sport and diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

Sport, it would seem, has paved the way for limited but significant diplomatic success on the Korean Peninsula. The Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, due to begin… Read More

Australian connection shows North Korea’s global web of strength

The arrest on 16 December of alleged North Korean agent Choi Han Chan on charges under the Commonwealth Weapons of Mass Destruction Act underscores the… Read More

Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road: A potent symbol of change

At a time when globalisation from the West appears to be in retreat, the Belt and Road Initiative is a potent symbol of the rise… Read More

How deep is Australia’s foreign policy bipartisanship?

In the flurry of commentary about Australia’s latest Foreign Policy White Paper there has been some talk on the apparent bipartisan support that the document… Read More

Free trade with Chinese characteristics: Let the buyer beware

Canada will seek a free trade agreement with China – only the timing is uncertain. Integrating with the world’s largest economy (in purchasing power parity… Read More

Establish Amazing Connections!

The Asia Future Fellows program is an annual program designed to offer students from Griffith University and Peking University an opportunity to enrich their studies… Read More

Other peoples’ air power: Air power with Chinese characteristics

Peter Layton’s series on other peoples’ air power has included an examination of Islamic State’s use of unmanned aircraft and the employment of air power in… Read More

Treading a fine line between voicing concerns and building bridges with China

Even a cursory reading reveals a number of noteworthy aspects of the newly released White Paper. First, compared with the previous two white papers on… Read More