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Striving for power: Chinese foreign policy in Xi Jinping's 'new era'

13 November 2017

President Xi Jinping has emerged out of last month’s 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party as a new paramount leader of China on a par with Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of...

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Who will be the adult in the room on North Korea?

14 October 2017

Two spoiled, narcissistic, self-deluded bully boys — US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — are playing a game of nuclear weapons ‘chicken’ at the world’s expense. This game...

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Is a second Sino-Indian border war imminent?

11 August 2017

The Sino-Indian standoff in the Doklam (Donglang in Chinese) region of the Himalayas where the borders of China, India and Bhutan converge is now nearly two months old. The dispute arose in mid-June...

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Thinking seriously about Asia's arms control

9 August 2017

While much of the attention on the Asian nuclear order is rightly focused on the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang’s increasingly credible nuclear weapons program is only the tip of the iceberg. A region...

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IR academics comment on North Korea's ICBM test

10 July 2017

As the world reacts to North Korea’s ICBM test, our IR academics have been adding their views to the global media coverage. Dr Feng Zhang is quoted in the New York Times, and Dr Ben Zala was...

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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...

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