Foreign Policy

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.

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Subverting Sovereignty: Political Theology and the American Constitution

Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War represent a number of restraining measures on the executive that may not give him complete unilateral power in emergency situations.

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

Is the Security Dilemma an Inescapable Reality or Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

The security dilemma is self-fulfilling and inescapable: states can take defensive positions to mitigate its negative effects, but this only postpones the inevitable.

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.

Foreign Policy, the State, International Public Opinion and the Media

Foreign Policy, the State, International Public Opinion and the Media

The news media has significant power as an intermediary between a state’s foreign policy apparatus and a state’s polis.

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

Has the EU become an Effective Crisis Manager?

The Central Security and Defence Policy attempted to centralise the decision-making process on foreign policy for E.U. members, but a more unified Union is essential.

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.

Should Fiat Money be Replaced with Virtual Currencies?

Should Fiat Money be Replaced with Virtual Currencies?

Any advantages that a virtual currency like Bitcoin has over fiat money may be short-lived, as states will subject it to regulations that will erode its competitive edge.

Was the ‘Oil Weapon’ Effective in Achieving the Arab States’ Goals in 1973–74?

Was the ‘Oil Weapon’ Effective in Achieving the Arab States’ Goals in 1973–74?

While the Oil Weapon enjoyed some success, it was ultimately a political debacle, and few of the goals envisioned by the OAPEC states were achieved.