Putin and Xi Meet in Beijing: Another chance for American realists to get it wrong? Some perspectives from Duncan McCampbell.
Chip War: The Fight for the World's Most Critical Technology
Semiconductors moved to the heart of geopolitics during the postwar period. As Chris Miller documents in “Chip War,” semiconductors are playing a major role in today's great power competition.
The Battle Over Taiwan
Presidential elections in Taiwan and the U.S. in 2024 could add some spice to the geopolitical battle over Taiwan.
What’s the future for the “factory of the world”?
China’s economy steamed along until Covid. But government policies decades old are pulling it down. It might already be past its peak.
What happened to China’s peaceful rise?
Today, US/China relations are at virtually their lowest ebb since US President Nixon went to China in 1972. How did relations end up in such a parlous state? What does the future hold?
The challenge of “China, Inc.”
The Chinese Communist Party has transformed China into a giant corporation, which has made it a formidable geopolitical competitor
Australia’s Security in China’s Shadow
John West's review of Euan Graham's book, Australia’s Security in China’s Shadow.
Danger Zone: The Coming Conflict with China
Hal Brands and Michael Beckley argue that China is passing its economic peak. It is this factor that may be more dangerous than a rising China, and that conflict may happen sooner than most believe.
From one Cold War to the next?
At this stage, the goal of America’s strategic competition with China and Russia is unclear, in contrast to the strategic clarity of its containment policy during its Cold War with the USSR
America’s China fantasy
After naively basing its China policy on fantasies of a democratic future, it’s now imperative that the US frames its China policy on realistic analysis of the country’s politics
China’s rupture with the West
China’s rupture with the West now seems firmly entrenched, with little hope for reconciliation
Off to Shangri-La
Shangri-La is a place of dreams, created by author James Hilton. in his 1933 book, Lost Horizon.
The World of Suzie Wong
To take my mind off other matters, I recently read "The World of Suzie Wong".
The World According to China
Following the recent 20th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China will likely accelerate efforts to transform the rules-based world order in its favour.
Australia's China Odyssey
As Australia’s new government attempts to reset the country’s troubled relationship with China, James Curran’s new book reminds us that there have always been ups and downs in the relationship.
Xi Jinping and the Chinese Communist Party
Neither Xi Jinping nor the Chinese Communist Party are as all-powerful and domineering as they might seem.
Daring to Struggle: China's Global Ambitions Under Xi Jinping
The more contested strategic relationship between China and the West will likely only deteriorate in the period ahead.
What lies ahead for China and the US?
Could a framework for “managed strategic competition” minimise the dangers of a catastrophic conflict between the US and China?
CHINESE CONTAINER PORTS
Glen Robinson argues that the international container ports in China are among the best in the world.
Is US leadership really in decline this time?
Michael Pembroke offers a scathing criticism of America’s postwar foreign policy, in his new book, “America in Retreat: the decline of US leadership – from WW2 to Covid-19”.
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