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Australia must be dexterous in its ties with Trump's America

20 February 2017

The most important quality in statecraft is imagination. The capacity to imagine consequences of actions, as well as inaction, and devise a path through what are often a range of unappetising...

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Risk and imagination in the Trump era

17 February 2017

The most important quality in statecraft is imagination. The capacity to imagine consequences of actions, as well as inaction, and devise a path through what are often a range of unappetising...

Dr Amy King

Dr Amy King receives 2017 Westpac Fellowship & DECRA

16 February 2017

The ANU recipient of the 2017 Westpac Fellowship says she hopes to use the next three years to pursue extensive research on China that will help Australia strengthen its understanding of its Asian...

Japanese March Singapore City

The fall of Singapore: the land campaign

15 February 2017

In December 1941 the Japanese established complete air and naval dominance in the region, sinking the British capital ships the Prince of Wales and the Repulse on 8 December and capturing all British...

Trump Pushes Australia Toward China

9 February 2017

The phone call last week between Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in which the president denounced a refugee deal made between the United States and Australia under President Obama,...

Shared Interests, Shared Values? The US-Australian Alliance in the Age of Trump

7 February 2017

The United States and Australia have rarely disagreed on issues of strategy in the post-Cold War era. Generally, Australia reliably agrees with Washington’s assessment of threats and risks and...

What lessons should we draw from the Turnbull-Trump phone call?

Peering behind the alliance curtain

6 February 2017

The refugee deal which sparked a spiky conversation between the two leaders may still go ahead, but at what cost to Canberra? Iain Henry looks at what this could mean for the alliance relationship....

A strong defence force makes sound sense in now uncertain times

6 February 2017

It is now almost a year since the defence white paper was released and it is already starting to look rather dated. This is largely because of our collective failure to predict the election of...

President Donald Trump and incoming US secretary of defence Jim Mattis

Why Australia's defence capability without ANZUS is greatly overrated

6 February 2017

Donald Trump’s telephone meltdown with Malcolm Turnbull is grist to the mill for a chorus of commentators who call for Australia to develop a more independent foreign and strategic policy. But...

Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has compared Beijing's actions in the South China Sea to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

With Donald Trump in the White House, what now for the Asia-Pacific?

23 January 2017

Will Trump slap tariffs on Chinese imports, sparking a trade war between the world’s two largest economies? Will he forge a new great power alignment with Moscow, leaving Beijing out in the...

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