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The Foreign Minister seems blithely confident about America's willingness to lead in Asia

Bishop's doctrine of denial is no foreign policy future

22 March 2017

Julie Bishop is anxious about Asia. She worries about intensifying economic competition as too many workers in rising economies chase too few consumers elsewhere. And she worries about intensifying...

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Is 'Manis' the sweet deal that brings Australia & Indonesia together?

7 March 2017

Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia featured prominently 75 years ago for Australia when our troops deployed and fought there in the Pacific War. We do well to commemorate their efforts and the losses...

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...

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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,...

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...

Berlin attack: security intelligence has limits in preventing truck-borne terror

20 December 2016

How could such events be allowed to happen? Why weren’t intelligence agencies in Germany and France able to stay one step ahead of the perpetrators? After all, we have become used to hearing stories...

John Blaxland

Fourty years of ASIO's unclassified history

14 December 2016

Dr John Blaxland takes us through 40 years of Australian spy history, from KGB moles in ASIO to political activism in the 60s to the sophistication of espionage. His book ‘The Secret Cold War: The...

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