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Engaging China’s new foreign policy in the South Pacific

China’s declared foreign policy of ‘non-interference’ is contradicted by its actions in recent times. Beyond activities in the East and South

With Donald Trump in the White House, what now for the Asia-Pacific?

As Donald Trump enters the Oval office, speculation is rife regarding what his presidency will mean for stability in Australia's Indo-Pacific region.

US 'sail through' will not deter China

President Barack Obama's decision to send a U.S. Navy ship through waters claimed by China, around an artificial island in the South China Sea, was presented as a warning that Washington will not allow Beijing to block freedom of navigation. Officials have suggested that the operation in late October might be the first in a series of similar maneuvers with the same objective. But such operations are unlikely to deter China or reassure America's friends in Asia

Is a ‘Grand Bargain’ the Way Forward in Northeast Asia?

As strategic efforts are defined in part by their ultimate “big picture” goals, Evelyn Goh addresses the question of what the endpoint should be for strategic diplomacy in Northeast Asia.

Taiwan’s Place in Northeast Asia’s Memory Contests: Can Strategic Diplomacy Help?

Amy King offers a refreshing new angle on the difficult problem of historical memory disputes by unpacking the “memory politics” of an under-studied Northeast Asian case, Taiwan, and by examining h

The bully or the deal maker- which Donald Trump will Australia get?

With outgoing leader Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia appearing ever more threadbare, the question Australia and Asia's policymakers are asking is whether Trump can shift from isolationist and America-first rhetoric to securing opportunities for growth, trade and partnerships in the world's fastest growing region.

A global role smashed by US voters

Now we know. For 20 years Australians have been happy to assume that America had the strength and resolve to remain the world's leading power. In particular, our leaders have assured us that we can rely on America's power and judgment to manage China's rise, to keep Asia stable and Australia safe. But now we know that America is not the country we thought it was.

Philippines’ China swing muddies the Western Pacific

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s shift towards Beijing has allowed China to appear as a magnanimous power in the region while potentially making it harder for the US to stop nuclear-armed Chinese submarines breaking out into the Western Pacific in a crisis, analysts have warned.

Does China get what it wants in East Asia?

Does China get what it wants in East Asia?

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