Northeast Asia

Is the time right for Australia and Japan to become formal allies?

Should Australia and Japan sign a defence treaty to challenge China’s military rise? Luke Courtois argues that such a move would send a very poor signal to China, destabilising an already tense Asia-Pacific region.

Environmental Regionalism: Moving In From the Policy Margins

Lorraine Elliott, ‘Environmental Regionalism: Moving In From the Policy Margins’, Pacific Review, 30(6) 2017: 952‒65.

Finding a Way Forward: Strategic Diplomacy in Northeast Asia

Northeast Asia is rife with potential conflict, given US-China great power rivalry, ongoing differences over interpretations of history between Korea and Japan and between China and Japan, simmering maritime disputes in the East and South China Seas, and worries that tensions could escalate between Taiwan and the Mainland under the US presidency of Donald J. Trump. The articles in this cover package of Global Asia argue that now is the time for players in the region to embrace “strategic diplomacy.”

Institutionalising Northeast Asia: The Energy Market

Stuart Harris, ‘Institutionalising Northeast Asia: The Energy Market’, IR Working Paper 2008/6, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asia

Threat Perception and Developmental States in Northeast Asia

Tianbiao Zhu, ‘Threat Perception and Developmental States in Northeast Asia’, IR Working Paper 2001/03, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific

Political Crises in Northeast Asia: An Anatomy of the Taiwan and Korean Crises

Stuart Harris, ‘Political Crises in Northeast Asia: An Anatomy of the Taiwan and Korean Crises’, IR Working Paper 2001/02, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research

Designing a Mechanism for Multilateral Security Cooperation in Northeast Asia

Published in Asian Perspective, 32(4) 2008: 107-26.

Japan, the Indispensable Power in Northeast Asia

Published in Global Asia, 4(4) 2010: 88-95.

Northeast Asia's New ‘History Spiral’

The remembered history of the Second World War continues to infect contemporary relations between China and its Northeast Asian neighbours.

The Neo-Classical Ascendancy: The Australian Economic Policy Community and Northeast Asian Economic Growth

The Australian economic policy community has vigorously championed an interpretation of Northeast Asia's economic success that sees that success through the

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