United States

Three ARC grant successes for Bell School

Congrats to Cecila Jacob, Evelyn Goh and Stephan Fruehling on winning ARC grants.

Why Turnbull's Asian summit trip was a missed opportunity

Malcolm Turnbull's efforts at APEC and the East Asia Summit went some way towards achieving three foreign policy aims, but failed at a potential fourth, writes Dr Matt Davies

Prospects for the Rules-Based Global Order

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun.

Asian pawns lose out in power play between the US and China

Is there broader deal-making going on in Asia which may or may not relate to the current push by the US and China to rein in North Korea asks Dr Mathew Davies

China now likely to call America’s bluff over Taiwan

The future of Taiwan, important though that is in itself, has become the focus of something much bigger – the strategic contest between America and China over which of them will be the primary strategic power in East Asia over the decades ahead.

US distracted while Moscow and Beijing cosy up

The tense situation in US relations with Russia over the mass­ing of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border and with China over an increasingly militarily threatened Taiwan confronts a domestically distracted America with the prospect of conflicts on two separate fronts.

America's Post-Coronavirus Diplomacy Needs Middle-Powers Alliances

Hunter Marston and Ali Wyne, ‘America’s Post-Coronavirus Diplomacy Needs Middle-Powers Alliances’, Foreign Policy, 17 July 2020.

IB 2020/05 American Strategic Considerations Drive Compact Negotiations in Micronesia: Part 2

In a flurry of activity over the last nine months, the United States has rediscovered the strategic value of the freely associated states in Micronesia.

IB 2020/04 American Strategic Considerations Drive Compact Negotiations in Micronesia: Part 1

In a flurry of activity over the last nine months, the United States has rediscovered the strategic value of the freely associated states in Micronesia.

Thailand's Response to the United States on Labor Rights

Ruji Auethavornpipat, ‘Thailand’s Response to the United States on Labor Rights’, Asia Pacific Bulletin, 495, 4 December 2019.

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