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Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

Strategic partnerships are more flexible and potentially less destabilizing for Asian security than formal alliances. Yet, as David Envall and Ian Hall ask, does such flexibility come with a cost?

11th CSCAP General Conference

14 Dec 2017

The 11th CSCAP General Conference will be held in on 14 and 15 December 2017 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. The theme of the conference will be: Towards a peaceful transformation of regional order in the Asia Pacific.

The General Conference will follow the 48th CSCAP Steering Committee Meeting to be held on 13 December.

Bishop's doctrine of denial is no foreign policy future

Julie Bishop is anxious about Asia. She worries about intensifying economic competition as too many workers in rising economies chase too few consumers elsewhere.

Businessman Trump or bureaucrat Hillary- Who does Asia prefer?

The US presidential election comes at a pivotal moment for the Asia Pacific region. Will the next president continue fostering economic and defense ties or will the region experience a new kind of foreign policy?

US election: Donald Trump presidency is cause for real security concern

Julie Bishop has indicated that her Department of Foreign ­Affairs is looking at various scenarios for the outcome of the US elections tomorrow. She made it plain that a Donald Trump presidency would have to be per­suaded to maintain a US presence in the Asia-Pacific region. “It will be up to our region, including Australia, to persuade a Trump administration to focus on the Asia-Pacific,” she said. In my view, Australia should be concerned, very concerned, about a Trump victory. And here’s why.

Alliances and Alignments in the Twenty-First Century

Published in Brendan Taylor, ed., Australia as an Asia-Pacific Regional Power: Friendships in Flux? Abingdon: Routledge, 2007, pp. 12-29.

Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-Global Nexus?

William T. Tow, ed., Security Politics in the Asia-Pacific: A Regional-Global Nexus? Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region

William T. Tow and Rikki Kersten, eds, Bilateral Perspectives on Regional Security Australia, Japan and the Asia-Pacific Region, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.

Pursuing US Strategic Interests in the Asia-Pacific: Pivoting Away From Disorder?

Published in John R. Deni, ed., Augmenting Our Influence: Alliance Revitalization and Partner Development, Carlisle, PA: United States Army War College Press, 2014, pp. 9-51.

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