Asia/Pacific

US Policy in China Leading Up to the Boxer Rebellion

US Policy in China Leading Up to the Boxer Rebellion

The impulse that drove America to look to China was brought about by harsh economic realities, and ideological considerations would consistently take second place.

Consolidating New Forms of Citizenship in Turkey

Consolidating New Forms of Citizenship in Turkey

A religion-based, Ottomanistic definition of Turkish identity not only challenges the Kemalist roots of the state but also contributes to a postmodernisation of them.

Crouching Dragon, Ambling Elephant, and the Hawkish Eagle

Crouching Dragon, Ambling Elephant, and the Hawkish Eagle

The US strategic “pivot” to India can be a source of stability to India-China relations, depending on how India’s foreign policy balances both US and China.

Is Nuclear Technology the Answer to Asia’s Energy Future?

Is Nuclear Technology the Answer to Asia’s Energy Future?

Asia’s energy future depends on increasing energy efficiency, reducing fossil fuel imports, and increasing the role of renewable and nuclear energies.

Rhetoric, Perspectives, and Reactions of the Soviet Union to US-China Relations

Rhetoric, Perspectives, and Reactions of the Soviet Union to US-China Relations

By lacking a coherent strategy, the Soviet Union failed to acknowledge the possibility that the US could be seeking an easing of tensions with both communist superpowers.

Contemporary Petitioning and Chinese Internet Censorship

Contemporary Petitioning and Chinese Internet Censorship

Current Chinese Internet censorship efforts resemble a petitioning (complaint) system Chinese leaders have employed in various forms since the Zhou dynasty.

Humanitarian Intervention: Advantages and Disadvantages in East Timor and Kosovo

Humanitarian Intervention: Advantages and Disadvantages in East Timor and Kosovo

The intervention in East Timor illustrated how armed force can save lives, but intervention in Kosovo failed to provide a long-term solution and did more harm than good.

Political Corruption and Insecurity in Southeast Asia

Political Corruption and Insecurity in Southeast Asia

Political corruption in Southeast Asia is an important threat to political and economic security, as external influences on corruption create domestic insecurity.

A Human Security Approach to Addressing Piracy Off the Coast of Africa

A Human Security Approach to Addressing Piracy Off the Coast of Africa

A naval approach to Somali piracy is & will continue to be ineffective – it doesn’t address its root causes. Piracy will continue without a human security approach.

Getting Japan Wrong: A Review of David Kang’s ‘Describing East Asia’

Getting Japan Wrong: A Review of David Kang’s ‘Describing East Asia’

Japan’s perception of China cannot be described as an ‘absence of fear.’ Rather, the dichotomous Sino-Japanese relationship is one of ‘hot economics, cold politics’.

The Major Limits to Naval Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region

The Major Limits to Naval Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific Region

Due to crucial political, strategic, military and security difficulties, the Asia-Pacific region is experiencing less naval cooperation than the Western nations.

Is Sex Work an Expression of Women’s Choice and Agency?

Is Sex Work an Expression of Women’s Choice and Agency?

Sex work is not legitimate work or an expression of agency. It is a social issue which can be tackled through delegitimising consumers rather than alienating prostitutes.