United States

How Australia should react to the Trump tax cuts

President Donald Trump has proposed cutting the US corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% and ending the practice of taxing the foreign income… Read More

America’s new alliance management

The Trump administration has embraced a new, reductionist approach to managing its alliances. James Mattis, on his first visit to Europe as secretary of defence,… Read More

Why Australia and Japan need a Plan B

Concern over the possible decline of US power and the resilience of its commitment to underwriting security in Asia is not new. In the post-1945… Read More

The 2 percent NATO benchmark is a red herring

The usefulness of America’s allies was severely questioned during Donald Trump’s election campaign. Allies were presented as costing America a considerable amount and giving little… Read More

Advance Australia where?

The report in the Washington Post that President Donald Trump berated Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull over the refugee settlement deal and angrily ended their phone… Read More

Burma’s Rohingya Muslims mourn the end of the Obama era — and worry about Trump

Burma’s Rohingya Muslims have been described as the most friendless people in the world. But for the past four years they had one powerful friend… Read More

Trump’s Taiwan chat a wake-up call for Australia’s national security establishment

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to take a phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reinforced existing concerns about his ability to handle the… 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

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