Asia/Pacific

A Cold War That Boils: The Origins of the Cold War in Asia

A Cold War That Boils: The Origins of the Cold War in Asia

The Asian Cold War stemmed from a 3-stage interplay of the two superpowers in the early regional conflicts.

The EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Negotiation Deadlock

The EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement Negotiation Deadlock

The stalemate of the EU-China Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (PCA) negotiations can be explained by the small size of overlapping win-sets of the two sides.

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

Towards Justice? – Hybridity and Bureau-Shaping in Cambodia

The formation of the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia was centrally influenced by Cambodian politicians in ways detrimental to the Chamber’s longevity.

The Developing World’s Need for a Postmodern Understanding of Feminism

The Developing World’s Need for a Postmodern Understanding of Feminism

Liberal feminism is necessary but insufficient for redressing structural gender inequalities in the developing world, as they require instead a postmodern understanding.

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s Foreign Policy Approach on Climate Change: Leader or Laggard?

Australia’s engagement with the international climate change regime highlights complex dilemmas embedded within the very nature of the issue itself.

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Japanese Imperialism as a Self Defence Mechanism

Nationalism and a fear of foreign domination led Japan to pursue domestic and external reform, shun traditional Sino-centrism, and build a European-style empire in Asia.

Interpreting the Rise of China: Realist and Liberalist Perspectives

Interpreting the Rise of China: Realist and Liberalist Perspectives

Neither Realism nor Liberalism provide a comprehensive explanation of the rise of China; only a synthesis of the two paradigms can be sufficient.

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State: More than a Terrorist Group?

The Islamic State (IS) is a hybrid organization which has characteristics of various non-state actors and has signs of a nascent de facto state.

Do Revolutions Lead to Greater Security or Insecurity?

Do Revolutions Lead to Greater Security or Insecurity?

Whether revolutions result in greater security or insecurity is entirely dependent on whose security is being discussed.

The Fear of Asia and Changes in Australian National Defence Policy

The Fear of Asia and Changes in Australian National Defence Policy

Australian national defence policy has consistently been founded on the fear of perceived threats to national security within the region of Asia.

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

One War, Many Reasons: The US Invasion of Iraq

The US invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the culmination of a long series of events and the product of many complex, different, and yet interrelated factors.

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

Containing China? The United States in the South Pacific Since 2011

The rebalancing by the United States towards the South Pacific is less about containment and is more about competitive engagement in the region.