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Thailand mourns death of King Bhumibol Adulyade aged 88

14 October 2016

The King of Thailand Bhumibol Adulyade has died overnight raising questions about how the south east Asian nation will react to the loss of its long serving monarch. King Bhumibol Adulyadej was aged...

Jimmy Carter and Desmond Ball

Des Ball: a rare influence on thinking about secrets and war

13 October 2016

Spy agencies once classified Des Ball as a “person of interest”, but he was far, far more interested in understanding their shadowy secrets. Pine Gap intelligence base in central Australia held a...

What will undecided voters make of Tapegate?

9 October 2016

Bates Gill talks about how tapes containing vulgar comments from Donald Trump will impact his campaign and the GOP. Watch the full interview What will undecided voters make of Tapegate? on CNBC.

China's South China Sea stance must be able to withstand the Singapore test

7 October 2016

Singapore has neither the ability nor intention to hurt China. If China is willing to listen to its Asian neighbours and make adjustments, it will be the stronger for it. Relations between Singapore...

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Four corners: China rising

4 October 2016

China Rising: The challenges for Australia as China and the US struggle for supremacy in Asia. On Monday night, reporter Peter Greste joins Four Corners for a special report on the rise of China and...

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Balancing act: Experts warn we can’t stay out of China’s conflicts

4 October 2016

Australia faces an increasing challenge as tensions escalate between China and the United States over the Asia-Pacific region. For the past 20 years, Australia has been trying to balance its...

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A ham-fisted hegemon

28 September 2016

Despite its economic and military might, China lacks the finesse to shape Asia to its liking It is already being described as the moment when America’s “pivot” to Asia was seen to have gone awry....

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Political concerns fuel Japanese business pessimism in China

26 September 2016

The Japanese business community is increasingly pessimistic about the Japan–China relationship. For the past three years the US-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the...

Pine Gap ‘Spy base’ Alice Springs: What you never knew about top-secret facility

25 September 2016

But unless you work at Pine Gap, or have spent decades researching what really goes on here, your knowledge about it is probably fairly limited. And forget taking a tour to learn more about it...

Australia's China choice?

23 September 2016

Professor Hugh White speaks about Australia’s relationships with China and the US. Listen to the full interview, Australia’s China choice? on 2CC radio Canberra.

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