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.
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?
Dream of an ‘Asian Century’ is fading amid new ‘Cold War
Many have predicted this would be the ‘Asian Century.’ But the world is increasingly fractured as we enter a new “Cold War.”
Britain’s dirty money problem
Britain’s appalling habit of courting dirty money has proved very embarrassing following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine
Whither the Asian Century?
Just a few years ago, Australia was banking on an Asian Century for its prosperity and security. Its future is now cloaked in great uncertainty in a more complex, contested environment
Our man in Washington
Between telephone tantrums and a tee off make-up, Joe Hockey revelled as Australia’s ambassador to the United States.
Dancing Before Storms: Five revolutions that changed the world
Five political revolutions, from the American revolution to the Russian revolution, offer lessons on how to manage the forces of political, economic and social change, according to Robert T. Harris.
Russia’s empty great power ambitions
Russia wishes to be regarded as a global power, but is it really?
Putin’s People – How the KGB Took Back Russia and Then Took On the West
Catherine Belton’s book, Putin’s People, is of great interest as it provides well-researched and troubling insights into the nature of Russian politics on the eve of the invasion.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: A curiously strange war
In the eyes of some analysts, the West provoked Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and even created Putin. But the reality is more complex, and there are many lessons for the West to learn.
Saving democracy from Russian rage
The threat posed by Vladimir Putin has long been obvious to those prepared to look.
The formation of a new Quad…..China, India, Russia and Pakistan
Sunil Sharan argues that Russia's invasion of the Ukraine has led to the formation of a new Quad…..China, India, Russia and Pakistan
2022 Outlook: Australian foreign policy challenges and priorities
An interview by "Unravel" with John West
Executive Director of the Asian Century Institute.
COVID-19 – parallels and lessons from the “Spanish Flu”
While there may be some parallels and lessons from the “Spanish Flu” for COVID-19, the reality is that all viruses are different beasts, with different trajectories.
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”.
Where Is the US-China Relationship Heading in 2022?
The relationship between the U.S. and China is complicated. Yet, the countries remain economically entangled. John West explains how the countries' dynamic may evolve in 2022.
Covid-19's murky origins
The origins of COVID-19 are rather murky, as Jasper Becker argues in “Made in China.” We need an independent inquiry COVID-19 that also examines America’s cooperation with China on coronaviruses.
Australia’s Indian dream
Australia is doing its best to strengthen economic and political relations with India. But will India be the solution to its economic and political challenges?
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