Book Review: Japan’s New Regional Reality – Geoeconomic Strategy in the Asia-Pacific
In her new book, Saori Katada details the country’s shift from being perceived as a trade villain to an active promoter of an open, rules-based regional trade order, writes John West.
Once again, Glen Robinson, our contributing partner, has some thought-provoking ideas for us all to consider. It's very much worth the read!
China's rise exposes the 'myth' of the liberal global order
Why do we hear so much about the liberal global order, when the truth is, it never existed? It was never a global order and it was not liberal, argues Stan Grant.
What does a Biden win mean for Asia?
Joe Biden will reverse America’s isolationist approach to global relations, but there will be domestic challenges to deal with first, argues John West.
Keep RCEP in perspective
But despite its evident upsides, RCEP is not going to be a game changer, writes Stephen Olson.
Australia's security partnership with the US
Glen Robinson explores some thorny questions about Australia's security partnership with the US.
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.
Does America (Still) Want to Lead the Free World?
Once again, Julian Lindley-French provides a thought-provoking article.
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.
Indonesia -- Australia’s diplomatic blind spot
A fascinating podcast on the Indonesia-Australia relationship.
America's geopolitical quagmire
The US has made a giant mess of much of its foreign policy since the end of the Cold War three decades ago.
Book Review: Global Energy Politics
Despite recent advances in renewable energy production, we still live in a fossil-fuel driven civilisation. Global energy challenges remain deeply political.
Covid-19 And The Turbulent History Of Globalization
There is perhaps no time like the present for reflecting on globalization, the buzzword of the century, but a word that may now be under threat, writes John West.
Book Review: The deadly legacy of the Cold War in the modern world
The anti-communist purge in Indonesia in the 1960s is retold in a compelling examination of US Cold War policy, writes John West.
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.
Restarting the Asian Century after Covid-19
Here is the "Distinguished Lecture" that John West recently delivered to new management students at the International Management Institute, Kolkata, India.
Book Review: British India, White Australia
Kama Maclean argues that the appalling treatment of Indians under the White Australia Policy weighs on current ambitions to develop a special relationship between the countries, writes John West.
Time for middle power global leadership?
An alliance of middle powers might be the best bet for new global leadership, as both the US and China have lost credibility through the COVID-19 pandemic, but will they step up asks 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.
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