Whilst the deployment of female engagement teams in Afghanistan may have signaled a symbolic change in how COIN is practiced, their existence plays only a supporting role.
MC Interventions do not promote women’s empowerment. Women in the developing world do not only experience a cash flow problem, but are caught in complex systems of subordination and inequality.
In analyzing Southeast Asian affairs, policy-makers and academics must take a critical, “value-neutral”, rather than a “faith-affirming,” approach.
Adjustments need to be made to Japan’s strategic policies toward China to ensure that domestic legitimacy concerns do not exploit existing pressures that would destabilise the Sino-Japanese relationship.
The corruption-terrorism relationship illustrates that security threats are constantly evolving, transformed by their own nature and government responses.
Evoking international law to legitimate their claims of sovereignty, China and Japan view the Senaku/Diaoyu Islands as having strategic importance in security, economics, and politics.
Much like the minor parties before them, the Australian Greens face several challenges regarding the Australian electoral framework and the party’s participatory organisation.
Compared to the Cultural Revolution, had there been increased foreign support, the New Life Movement could have been a defining doctrine of Modern China, not a blip on the history books.
Shared local histories and cultures allow for regional institutions, such as the EU and ASEAN, to promote and transmit regional norms and values to all member states.
Japan and China reacted differently to pressure from the West in the 19th century: Japan opened trade with the West and modernized successfully, neither of which China did.
Chinese – US diplomacy in 1972 would have been impossible without Mao’s permission. The historical influences of the talks illuminate the importance of Mao on China’s decisions.
The New Zealand-China dairy trade does not pose a significant threat to the Chinese economy and it seems unlikely that China has any desire to limit dairy trade with New Zealand in the near future.