diplomacy

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.

Germany’s Lessons for Korea: The Strategic Diplomacy of Unification

Jochen Prantl (APCD) and Kim Hyun-Wook (Korean National Diplomatic Academy) compare notes from Germany and Korea by looking at entry, tipping and endpoints of strategic diplomacy on unification.

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 Pivot, Past And Future

Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative is in (largely homegrown) trouble.

The King of Jordan visits Australia on RN Drive

In the midst of a messy day in Parliament, the Prime Minister took some time out to play host to royalty.

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.

Election proves US is the home of the crazy and brave

Australia will face significant change and challenges over the next four years, regardless if US voters elect Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton president.

Australian Aid after the ‘Golden Consensus’: From Aid Policy to Development Policy?

Benjamin Day, ‘Australian Aid after the ‘Golden Consensus’: From Aid Policy to Development Policy?’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, 70(6) 2016: 641-56.

The United States as a rising power in the Asia-Pacific region

Today the geopolitics of the Asia-Pacific region is dominated by the rise of new powers. The role of the United States, as the established political and military power in the region, is increasingly coming under challenge. But the United States itself was once a rising power in this region and the history of its rise may hold clues as to how the contemporary power transition might be managed through deft diplomacy.

Case Studies in Chinese Diplomacy

Stuart Harris, ‘Case Studies in Chinese Diplomacy’, IR Working Paper 2007/2, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Affairs, The Aust

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