Asia/Pacific

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.

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

Logged In: Transforming the Political Process in Russia

The Internet has had a positive impact on the provision of the normative good of democratic self-determination and participation in the Russian Federation.

Assessing the British Counter-Insurgency Effort in Malaya

Assessing the British Counter-Insurgency Effort in Malaya

Attempts to compare Malaya with other counterinsurgency campaigns such as the Vietnam War or Afghanistan War are limited in value and risk dangerous over-simplifications

Analysing NATO’s Role in Afghanistan

Analysing NATO’s Role in Afghanistan

Throughout its endeavour, NATO has faced many key challenges in its crisis management operation in Afghanistan.

Historical Animosity: One of Many Sources of Sino–Japanese Tensions Today

Historical Animosity: One of Many Sources of Sino–Japanese Tensions Today

Historical animosity has been a major factor in Sino–Japanese tensions, but strategic regional objectives remain their primary motivator.

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

Starvation: A Political Phenomenon

While their natural aspects and influences should not be disregarded, famine and starvation must be viewed primarily as a breakdown in social and political systems.

To What Extent is Reconciliation an Appropriate Term in Post-Conflict Societies?

To What Extent is Reconciliation an Appropriate Term in Post-Conflict Societies?

Due to unrealistic expectations associated with ‘thick’ reconciliation, ‘thin’ reconciliation offers practical realities and moral intent in post-conflict scenarios.

A Constructivist Approach to China’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions

A Constructivist Approach to China’s Aircraft Carrier Ambitions

The symbolic power of the aircraft carrier was key to China’s public demand to develop aircraft capabilities and reflective of desires to achieve world power prestige.

Political Legitimacy in Post-Tiananmen China

Political Legitimacy in Post-Tiananmen China

Tiananmen, although isolated as a catalyst for subsequent domestic reforms in China, was only one of a number of structural factors which led to the China of today.

What Would a Fair Immigration Policy Look Like?

What Would a Fair Immigration Policy Look Like?

If one denies the right to enter, so too they deny the right to leave; a fair immigration policy is one which employs open borders and relaxed restrictions.

Strategic Offensive Weapons and the International System

Strategic Offensive Weapons and the International System

Globalization has reduced the importance of space in geopolitics, but Iraq, Iran and North Korea have developed capabilities to increase the value of space.