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Nuclear Deterrence at Risk

16 May 2018

US nuclear deterrence is at risk of being undermined, and Dr Ben Zala is headed to Harvard University to explore the cause. For Zala, the problem is the increasing importance of advanced conventional...

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Don’t Panic: Australia without America

20 February 2018

America has already lost the contest for primacy in Asia. That iconoclastic statement forms the core argument of Professor Hugh White’s recent Quarterly Essay ‘Without America: Australia in the New...

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Why Turnbull's Asian summit trip was a missed opportunity

17 November 2017

The APEC and East Asia Summit (EAS) meetings, both recently attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, are moments of ceremonial certainty amid the wider changes ongoing in the region. What were...

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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...

Gem from the Past

5 April 2017

In his current issue of “Diplomacy’s Public Dimension” Bruce Gregory of George Washington University has cited the Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman, edited volume, American Diplomacy, (Martinus...

GlobalAsia- Winter 2016 Cover Story

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...

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From the frontline to first-class Masters

16 December 2016

Being at the frontline of war zones, he was motivated to study International Relations to better understand the nature of conflicts. “During my time in the military I have consistently been sent...

The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

4 May 2016

King Lear’s Fool was no idiot. The buffoonery and artifice of the Fool in Lear’s entourage allows Shakespeare to make the Fool the only honest person, excepting Cordelia, surrounding the...

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