US-China relations

China v US: Who needs allies?

China’s only ally, they say, is North Korea, while America has an entire alliance system encompassing many key regional states, as well as a wider circle of close friends. Without allies and friends like that, the argument goes, China can never replace America as the region’s leading power.

Playing by the global rules

Greg Raymond discussed the term 'Rule-based global order'.

Facing reality in the South China Sea

Iain Henry and Greg Raymond say that the news that China has placed surface-to-air missiles on Woody Island, part of the disputed Paracel Islands group in the South China Sea, will surprise many observers.

Wave of rhetoric on South China Sea sets dangerous tone

As China island-hops its way across the South China Sea, should Australia be concerned about Beijing's land reclamation activities?

What’s displacing Air Sea Battle in US military planning?

n a slow moving transition underway since late 2014, there are strong signs that the often-criticised US Air Sea Battle operational concept is being quietly — albeit not officially — sidelined as a focus of US military strategy. The likelihood is that a new program, the so-called Third Offset Strategy, is displacing it

Trump Pushes Australia Toward China

CANBERRA, Australia — The United States-Australia alliance faces a crucial test over how to deal with a powerful and increasingly assertive China. Under President Trump, it is already failing.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question, writes Hugh White.

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