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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?

Leadership and Change in Asia-Pacific: Where Does Political Will Come From?

David Hudson, Nicolas Lemay-Hébert, Claire Mcloughlin, and Chris Roche, ‘Leadership and Change in Asia-Pacific: Where Does Political Will Come From?’ Politics and Governance, 8(4) 2020: 13

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.

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.

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