Rethinking Hierarchies in East Asian Historical IR

Joseph MacKay, ‘Rethinking Hierarchies in East Asian Historical IR’, Journal of Global Security Studies, online October 2018: 1-14.

IB 2018/23 Chinese Concessional Loans Part 1 — Perceptions and Misperceptions

Concessional loans account for more than half of Chinese foreign aid (China State Council 2014) and are currently in the spotlight. The Trump Administration’s Indo-Pacific strategy

IB 2018/21 - The US’s Indo-Pacific Strategy: Implications for Pacific Island Countries

The Indo-Pacific strategy is the Trump administration’s new policy on the region.

Death of Huawei's 5G bid: Technological Entanglement & Information Security

The Australian Government has just effectively banned Huawei from participating in the building of the country’s next-generation 5G mobile network.

A joint media release by the Departments of Home Affairs and Communications states that “the government considers that the involvement of vendors who are likely to be subject to extrajudicial directions from a foreign government that conflict with Australian law, may risk failure by the carrier to adequately protect a 5G network from unauthorised access or interference.”

Are China and the US Falling Into the Thucydides Trap?

Peter Van Ness, ‘Are China and the US Falling into the Thucydides Trap?’ East Asia Forum, 17 August 2017.

Chinese Visions of the Asian Political-Security Order

Feng Zhang, ‘Chinese Visions of the Asian Political-Security Order’, Asia Policy, 13(2) 2018: 13-18.

Assessing China’s Changing Attitudes towards Singapore

Feng Zhang, ‘Assessing China’s Changing Attitudes towards Singapore’, China: An International Journal, 15(3) 2017: 1-25.

Taking the Potential Costs of the Quad Seriously

Benjamin Zala, ‘Taking the Potential Costs of the Quad Seriously’, in Andrew Carr, ed., Debating the Quad, Centre of Gravity series 39, Canberra: Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU,


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