Let’s face it, China’s military now dominates ASEAN

Over the last year, there has been a sharp regional strategic shift. In the South China Sea, China has built six large islands, three… Read More

China is creeping south and it is time we acted

In the South China Sea dispute, Australia remains trapped in the past. Since Australia developed its strategy, China has built six large islands — three… Read More

Trump haunts China’s dreams

China’s fortunes may or may not be blessed by Donald Trump’s victory in the US election earlier this month. Just as there are three potentially… Read More

The South China Sea’s worsening strategic dilemmas

The world has moved on but most South China Sea strategies are stuck in the past. For example, Australia’s policies have changed very little… Read More

Don’t give up on the US in Asia just yet

Contrary to Hugh White’s argument that we’re better off appeasing China than risk going to war with Donald Trump, we are likely to see a… Read More

Trump’s presidency and the Asia Pacific

Our Griffith Asia Institute research scholars weigh in on what Donald Trump’s successful bid for US Presidency might mean for the Asia Pacific… Read More

A new approach to security in East Asia

The security situation in East Asia is precarious. There is the possibility that a war over regional supremacy may take place between China and Japan;… Read More

On stranger tides: Understanding the strategic competition in the South China Sea

The South China Sea (SCS) is a critical economic and strategic gateway within the Indo-Pacific that has been the topic of much academic and political… Read More

Re-hyphenating the Indo-Pacific

In the wonderfully-titled ‘From Hollywood to Bollywood’, Andrew Phillips questions the utility of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ concept. He thinks it’s less than the sum of its… Read More

China’s currency needs reform at home before gaining more traction internationally

Businesses and governments around the world are watching as China grows, innovates and extends its influence. We explore how the country got to where it… Read More