Author profile: Strobe Driver

Strobe Driver completed a doctoral thesis in war studies during 2011.  Since then he has been writing on International Relations (IR) issues with a particular emphasis on war, terrorism, Asia-Pacific security, and the ‘rise of China.’  After having lectured and tutored in numerous IR fields over the past decade he is currently an adjunct researcher at Federation University, and his articles represents his research only.
A New Age of Violence: Terrorism as an Asymmetrical and ‘Existential Threat’

A New Age of Violence: Terrorism as an Asymmetrical and ‘Existential Threat’

The process of terrorism morphing from a violent asymmetrical-threat to an asymmetrical- and existential-threat, signals a profound change in its trajectory.

Winning Hostilities Without War: United States-North Korea Machinations

Winning Hostilities Without War: United States-North Korea Machinations

Despite the threats of Kim Jong-Un to destabilize the region, the US and North Korea are both intent on winning the hostilities without going to war.

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

War with China: Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

The current state-of-affairs suggests that as China is exhibiting a pre-WWI German paradigm a war will happen as it exponentially increases its expansionism.

Beyond the Asia-Pacific: China’s Next Geo-Strategic ‘Stepping Stone’

Beyond the Asia-Pacific: China’s Next Geo-Strategic ‘Stepping Stone’

There is no reason to believe China will not approach its ambitions in a multilateral way in the future, as this is what the West has embarked upon for decades.

The Impact of Industrial Revolutions: China’s Rise and the Decline of Japan

The Impact of Industrial Revolutions: China’s Rise and the Decline of Japan

Japan stands at a crossroads. It will have to accept that unless it de-escalates tensions through critical dialogue it will be faced with a fractious China.

‘Oil Then,’ ‘Water Now’: Another Reason for War in the 21st Century?

‘Oil Then,’ ‘Water Now’: Another Reason for War in the 21st Century?

Water has now become a most sought after commodity, one that countries have displayed a renewed interest in and with an increasing amount of threat-of-force.

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

Australia should begin to position itself as a politically-astute player in the region and in doing so, make decisions that create realpolitik rather than frictions.

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Airpower Hopes: The West versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

Western leaders should not embrace the ‘can do’ elements airpower offers, and seek policies which would not have the volatile backlashes associated with its use.

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

The ‘rise’ of terrorism has been caused by powerful Western and Euro-centric states, and the UN has failed in its distribution of fair and reasonable jurisprudence.

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Unless Australia understands the new Asia-Pacific environment and ceases elevating the US and other regional Euro-centric allies, frictions with China will continue.

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