United States

How to fix America’s North Korea strategic failures

North Korea has the initiative. It is now firing rockets over the Japanese home islands and has seemingly tested a hydrogen bomb weapon. Read More

It’s dangerous to indulge Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s latest missile test is part of a broader strategy to showcase the growing reach of its weapons of mass destruction. This highly destabilising… Read More

The unacceptable dangers of accepting a nuclear North Korea

The crisis on the Korean Peninsula has for the first time introduced an element of confusion over the strategic goal pursued by the US and… Read More

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