Book Review: The Invention of China
According to Bill Hayton, the modern Chinese state was constructed, or “invented,” at the end of the Qing Dynasty, based on Western ideas of nation, race, history, and territory.
Clouds of precarity brewing over Australia
Australia faces an uncertain economic future if it does not successfully reduce its dependence on China, and resources.
The end of Australia’s China boom shouldn’t be such a surprise
Australians have never been much good at admitting the good times will end, argues Michael Shoebridge.
Book Review: China's Grand Strategy and Australia's Future in the New Global Order
Australia’s very future could be threatened by the deterioration in relations with China. A former Australian ambassador offers some new thinking and clear advice for salvaging the situation.
Book Review - China: The Bubble That Never Pops
One of the great puzzles is why China's bubble economy has never popped.
Book Review: Superpower Showdown
The US/China relationship — arguably the most important in the world — is on a downward spiral. The authors of Superpower Showdown describe it as a “romance gone bad”, as John West reviews.
China’s Coming Upheaval
Minxin Pei's Foreign Affairs' article, "China’s Coming Upheaval: Competition, the Coronavirus, and the Weakness of Xi Jinping", is certainly worth a read, writes John West
The Coronavirus Could Reshape Global Order
In their Foreign Affairs article, Kurt M. Campbell and Rush Doshi argue that China Is Maneuvering for International Leadership as the United States Falters.
Is Taiwan the Next Hong Kong?
In their Foreign Affairs' article, Michael Green and Evan Medeiros argue that China is Testing the Limits of Impunity.
Geopolitics in a post-pandemic world -- Podcast
Neither the US nor China have come out of Covid-19 very well. We need more time to work out who comes out on top, if either indeed do. They are both losers at the moment.
Do middle powers have a China dilemma?
Andrew Peaple moderates a feisty debate between Kerry Brown and Matthew Henderson, on how middle powers should deal with the rise of China.
Book Review: Hidden Hand
The Chinese Communist Party’s global influence operations are undermining Western democratic institutions, as highlighted in the "Hidden Hand", writes John West.
Book Review: What’s holding China’s economy back?
The CCP’s discriminatory hukou system is a great obstacle to changing from world’s factory to a service-driven economy, writes John West.
Book Review: China–North Korea Relations: Between Development and Security
China’s developmental peace approach to North Korea reads like a soft carrot and stick approach, writes John West.
The end of Hong Kong as we know it
Beijing is killing the goose that laid the golden egg, as it imposes its own national security law on Hong Kong, writes John West.
China: Power, Payback and Statecraft
The Great Twenty-First Century Power ‘game’ is afoot, writes Julian Lindley-French.
Who will 'Win' COVID-19?
Whilst COVID-19 is not a war, it could well come to be seen as the pivotal battle in a much wider and longer strategic ‘war’ for strategic dominance writes Julian Lindley-French.
ANALYSIS COVID-19: The Silk Road Pandemic
The 2020 COVID-19 crisis will do much to shape international relations in the twenty-first century, and not for the better, writes Julian Lindley-French.
Chinese Europe: Belt, Road and Chains?
Europeans tempted by BRI must be under no illusions that over time the belt will gradually tighten and the road will begin to lead to political and strategic subjugation, writes Julian Lindley-French.
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