John Howard delivers Inaugural Asia Lecture

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China’s crisis behavior: Political survival and foreign policy

The rise of China is one of the most dynamic political phenomena in world politics in the 21st century. As David Shambaugh, a prominent China… Read More

China and the Panama Papers

The recent massive leak of data from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca shows that greater China constitutes the single largest market for the secretive… Read More

China’s great big, very capable fighter force

China’s rapid economic growth over the last two decades has allowed the country to significantly modernise its defence forces – and none more so than… Read More

From state predation to market extraction: The political economy of China’s rural finance, 1979–2012

Despite some progress in the past three decades, China’s rural economy still suffers from a lack of sound financial intermediation in terms of the coverage,… Read More

Shaping Futures – Asia Future Fellows program for undergraduates

As a 24 year old student applying for what at the time I simply perceived to be a free trip to China, I had no… Read More

Securing the seas, securing the state: Hope, danger and the politics of order in the Asia-Pacific

More than ‘regional integration’, the ‘power shift’ towards China and ‘Asia’ has come to dominate the debates about the Asia-Pacific and global order. As the… Read More

The third age of Australian Defence White Papers continues

There’s always a certain anticlimax when the latest Defence White Paper is released. The once-feverish anticipation eases as firm plans are set in concrete and… Read More

South China Sea: Beijing is winning, but here’s how to retake the initiative

China is once again causing concern in the South China Sea, this time by moving surface-to-air missiles to the Paracel Islands. Over several years, this… Read More

Contested air superiority returns to the Asia-Pacific

In a previous century the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) did not always fly technologically advanced aircraft that gave it uncontested regional air superiority. That’s… Read More