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A policy without a strategy

6 September 2016

With maritime tensions in the region likely to escalate further, Indonesia must reassess its Indo-Pacific strategy, Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto writes. When asked to describe their country’s...

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Would America really go to war over the South China Sea?

2 September 2016

What would America do if China starts to build an island base on Scarborough Shoal, declares an ADIZ over the Spratlys, or in some other way plainly takes steps to strengthen still further its grip...

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The narrative of Long Tan remains controversial for Vietnam: Professor David Horner

18 August 2016

So why is it so important for soldiers to return to the places where they fought? David Horner is professor of Australian Defence History at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific and he served for...

Wedged West faces geopolitical, death threats on emerging fronts

10 August 2016

We are living in an exceedingly dangerous world that is challenging the core values of our Western civilisation. But in Australia — remote from the main centres of military power and terrorist...

Navigating China’s archives

2 August 2016

Restricted access to the Chinese Foreign Ministry archive is a great loss for China scholars. This June I published my first book, China–Japan Relations after World War Two: Empire, Industry and War...

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Cyberfraud: the black hats outnumber the white hats

22 July 2016

Cyberfraud and cybertheft tend to be under-detected and underpunished in most countries, including Australia, but it is estimated the amount being stolen from corporations worldwide at present totals...

How should Southeast Asia respond to the South China Sea ruling?

17 July 2016

Southeast Asia has descended into a maritime insecurity spiral since the April–June 2012 stand-off at Scarborough Shoal between Chinese maritime security forces and the Philippine Navy, which...

Lu Kang, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks to reporters about the international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea during a news briefing in Beijing. Photo: AP

South China Sea ruling a test for our patchwork global order

14 July 2016

The arbitral tribunal convened under Part XV of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention has found that China’s claimed historic rights in the South China Sea, enshrined in its nine-dash...

NATO Summit: Collective defence and nuclear deterrence

14 July 2016

When the NATO heads of state and government convened in Wales in 2014 following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, their meeting was widely heralded as historic; yet it is likely that last week’s Warsaw...

USS Carl Vinson sailing through the South China Sea. Image from Flickr, courtesy of US Pacific Fleet.

Washington welcome as China flexes muscle in Southeast Asia’s waters

12 July 2016

America needs to deepen and sustain its strategic interests in Southeast Asia in response to a strong regional demand for a robust American presence, especially in light of China’s growing military,...

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