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Asian pawns lose out in power play between the US and China

4 May 2017

China is winning the battle over the South China Sea, the resource-rich stretch of contested water where the country’s been building artificial islands equipped with military-length airstrips...

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What North Korea and Syria tell us about US primacy: It's over

1 May 2017

In the course of the last three weeks, we have probably witnessed the end of the defining feature of the post-Cold War era: unrivaled American power. For all the back and forth between commentators...

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Finding a Way Forward: Strategic Diplomacy in Northeast Asia

27 December 2016

With the election of Donald J. Trump as president of the United States, the world is now awash in uncertainty. For those preoccupied with international relations, the uncertainty is particularly...

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

30 June 2016

With a decision from an international ad hoc tribunal tasked with reviewing China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea looming, regional tensions are running high. A key problem is that no nation...

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

15 June 2016

Strategic partnerships are becoming central to the management of international security in the Asia-Pacific region. All the major powers and many of the minor ones have entered into multiple...

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

8 June 2016

Barely had the visiting Japanese submarine, JS Hakuryu, departed Sydney Harbour on 26 April than Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced to the media that Australia’s future submarines...

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Young Koreans reject unification of North and South

15 April 2016

Friday 15 April 2016 A new book on Korean nationalism has found young South Koreans are rejecting the future unification of North and South Korea. Author Dr Emma Campbell of The Australian National...

ANU welcomes Professor Bates Gill

ANU welcomes Professor Bates Gill

18 February 2016

One of the world’s foremost experts on China and Northeast Asia’s strategic affairs and international relations, Professor Bates Gill, has joined Australia’s leading university-based think tank, the...

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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

New Horizons

New Horizons

16 December 2015

From recruiting terrorists online to using memes to insult Islamic State, the digital realm is rapidly reshaping politics and power in the 21st century. With many more examples like the above, the...

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