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The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The Impact of China’s OBOR Initiative on Australia’s Geopolitical Realities

The IPE analytical model demonstrates that China’s OBOR initiative is a sophisticated strategy that potentially solves several of China’s economic and political dilemmas.

Promoting Democracy in Serbia — The Limits of EU Conditionality

Promoting Democracy in Serbia — The Limits of EU Conditionality

Despite the EU’s use of conditionality, Serbia remains far from constituting a consolidated democracy, and recent trends suggest it may be backsliding.

President Park Geun-hye (left) and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands after holding a joint press conference on June 27 at the Great Hall of the People in central Beijing.

2013. 06. 27.

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Is China Using the AIIB to Reinvent Asian Regionalism?

China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will not reinvent Asian regionalism as we know it today and will instead strengthen existing regional ties.

The Crimean “Precedent” and Unrecognized States in the Post-Soviet Space

The Crimean “Precedent” and Unrecognized States in the Post-Soviet Space

Crimea is a relevant precedent in the Post-Soviet space, and Russia’s role in the conflicts and politics of unrecognized states in the region.

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

Anti-Smuggling Operations in the Central Mediterranean

This essay addresses the challenges raised by the uncertainty of the legal framework and the dubious practices of operations dealing with migrant smuggling into the EU.

From ‘Globocop’ to ‘NoGoCop’: Intervention, R2P & Sovereignty in the Chinese Era

From ‘Globocop’ to ‘NoGoCop’: Intervention, R2P & Sovereignty in the Chinese Era

The differences between China and the US with regards to Responsibility to Protect are based on their understandings of sovereignty and legitimate authority.

A Comparison of Private Security Contractors & State-Based Armed Forces

A Comparison of Private Security Contractors & State-Based Armed Forces

Private security contractors are on the rise in military conflicts. Are they different to state-based troops?

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

The intervention in Libya was seen by non-Western states as a dangerous legal precedent undermining the status state sovereignty had been given under international law.

The Future Prospects of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: A Two-Handed Strategy

The Future Prospects of the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance: A Two-Handed Strategy

The US-Japan security alliance is at a crossroads. A “two-handed” strategy of intensifying security cooperation while engaging a rising China is the best way forward.

Is China the New Hegemon of East Asia?

Is China the New Hegemon of East Asia?

China, despite its aspirations for renewed dominance in East Asia, is not yet in a position to challenge the United States’ military pre-eminence in the Western Pacific.

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