diplomacy

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360 event last Tuesday, a panel of academics broke down Australia’s key regional relationships, starting in Southeast Asia.

China v US: Who needs allies?

China’s only ally, they say, is North Korea, while America has an entire alliance system encompassing many key regional states, as well as a wider circle of close friends. Without allies and friends like that, the argument goes, China can never replace America as the region’s leading power.

Distinctive Characteristics of American Diplomacy

The central claim of this article is that the United States has conducted a distinctive form of ‘anti-diplomacy’, accepting in practice many diplomatic norms and practices while remaining reluctant

Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in a row that ANU has been ranked among the top ten for these subjects.

IB 2021/33 Pacific Regionalism: Opportunities and Challenges

For five decades, Pacific Island countries have used regionalism as a main vehicle to promote development and security.

IB 2021/31 Ain’t No Sunshine when Xi’s Gone: What’s behind China’s Declining Aid to the Pacific?

The much-awaited update to the Pacific Aid Map showed a sharp drop in China’s 2019 aid spend in the Pacific, despite the pressing development needs presented by COVID-19.

Aotearoa in flux: Exploring the impact of national identity decolonisation on New Zealand–Pacific relations

Aotearoa New Zealand has experienced significant yet subtle change since the 1970s. Much of this change emerged from the Māori renaissance, the renewed cultural activism that challenged the dynamic between indigenous Māori and settler Pākehā populations. Though its impact on certain areas of modern Aotearoa has been well examined, how these changes affected its attitudes about, interactions with, and behaviour in the Pacific remains overlooked.

From Promise to Practice? The Blue Economy and Sustainable Ocean Development in the Pacific

The blue economy has burst onto the global stage as the latest trend in ocean governance and management. Promoted as an agenda of sustainable ocean development, the blue economy promises to drive improved engagement with oceans across social, economic and environmental dimensions. Of particular allure is the agenda’s assertion that socioeconomic development can be decoupled from environmental degradation, enabling an expansion and intensification of ocean industries with supposedly minimal impact on marine ecosystems.

IB 2021/28 Oceanic Diplomacy: Popo and Supu Diplomacy in the Modern State of Solomon Islands

This In Brief is part of a miniseries on Oceanic diplomacy introduced in In Brief 2021 / 23.

IB 2021/23 Oceanic Diplomacy: An Introduction

When practitioners and scholars think of diplomacy in the Pacific context they usually have in mind the diplomacy of the post-independent Pacific Island states or the diplomacy of larger powers wit

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