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Lessons from COP21: How the Pacific can Alter the Status Quo on Arms Trade

Lessons from COP21: How the Pacific can Alter the Status Quo on Arms Trade

In our globalised world, illicit trade in small arms, transnational crime and terrorism can be facilitated by inadequate legislative controls and porous borders.

The Impact of Industrial Revolutions: China’s Rise and the Decline of Japan

The Impact of Industrial Revolutions: China’s Rise and the Decline of Japan

Japan stands at a crossroads. It will have to accept that unless it de-escalates tensions through critical dialogue it will be faced with a fractious China.

India and China in Southeast Asia: An Evolving Theatre of Competition?

India and China in Southeast Asia: An Evolving Theatre of Competition?

The global order has become a matter of debate given the alternatives that are emerging such as the Asian Monetary Fund and the incremental evolution of BRICS.

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

Australia should begin to position itself as a politically-astute player in the region and in doing so, make decisions that create realpolitik rather than frictions.

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Review – Maritime Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Le Mière sheds light on an area of diplomacy that has largely been overlooked despite its growing importance in the maritime century.

John Kerry’s Pacific Dream

John Kerry’s Pacific Dream

The Pacific Dream concept sought to advance two central U.S. foreign policy goals in the Asia-Pacific: expanding the scope of the U.S. pivot beyond defense, and isolating China without singling it out.

Regional Responses to the DPRK’s Satellite Launch

Regional Responses to the DPRK’s Satellite Launch

The international community approaches North Korea with a poor tasting carrot and a broken stick. This gives Pyongyang a great deal of leverage in regional diplomacy.

A Marshall Plan to Combat Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

A Marshall Plan to Combat Climate Change in the Asia-Pacific

The United States is officially reorienting its security and defense strategy to the Asia-Pacific region, but the United States needs a complementary investment agenda for building the region’s resilience to climate change.

Nuclear breakthrough for the Indian navy?

Nuclear breakthrough for the Indian navy?

July 26 2009 saw a milestone reached by the Indian navy at Vishakapatnam, their eastern Command centre, as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh formally launched India’s own domestically produced 6,000 ton nuclear powered submarine, INS Arihant. Has the moment arrived when the Indian navy achieves blue water status with a reliable nuclear deterrent?

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