Post Tagged with: "Asia/Pacific"

RtoP and Women, Peace and Security: A Shared Agenda for the Asia-Pacific?

RtoP and Women, Peace and Security: A Shared Agenda for the Asia-Pacific?

Shared advocacy between the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP) and the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agendas is vital to help realise their stated objectives.

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino: Where to Now?

Unless Australia understands the new Asia-Pacific environment and ceases elevating the US and other regional Euro-centric allies, frictions with China will continue.

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Review – Afrasia: A Tale of Two Continents

Adem and Mazrui offer an enlivening and unconventional collection, critically invocating the need for a discourse about discourse on Africa’s relations with Asian powers.

India Pivots to Asia… Again

India Pivots to Asia… Again

India has taken the US, Japan and China seriously in its foreign policy considerations, but its pivot to Asia must be understood through its own self-conception as an Asian great power.

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

The ‘Clash of Civilizations’ Faces Evidence-based Perusal

While Samuel Huntington’s thesis continues to be influential, the fragilities of the civilization construct within it are exposed when measured against the realities of the last twenty years in Asia.

The Asian Century Crumbles

The Asian Century Crumbles

Kishore Mahbubani once said, “If you want to see the past, go to Europe. If you want to see the future, come to Asia.” That future has not arrived. Until a rival idea emerges, the present belongs to America and its universal values.

Afghanistan: China’s New Frontier?

Afghanistan: China’s New Frontier?

Recent Chinese actions may be seen as part of an experiment of a Pax Sinica through which China would lead a secure and prosperous region. Afghanistan offers a test ground for this regional strategy.

APEC 2012: Russia’s State-Managed Integration into the Asia-Pacific

APEC 2012: Russia’s State-Managed Integration into the Asia-Pacific

The real test will be what happens after APEC 2012 passes. Will Russia accept economic and cultural globalization as part of the Asia-Pacific integration process, or will it continue to take a state-centric approach?

Eastern Promises: Russia and the 2012 APEC Summit

Eastern Promises: Russia and the 2012 APEC Summit

The 2012 APEC summit at Vladivostok has become the stage on which Russia is announcing its presence in the Asia-Pacific as a modern, dynamic country, which should be welcomed into the region.

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

Factors Fuelling China’s Expanding Maritime Operations

China’s traditional inward-looking nature is gradually giving way to a more expansive maritime presence, as demonstrated in both Beijing’s rhetoric and actions. Despite myriad regional maritime disputes, naval cooperation in the Asia-Pacific remains both possible and desirable.

China in Transition: From a Harmonious World to a Contested Region

China in Transition: From a Harmonious World to a Contested Region

China’s new leadership will inherit a complex, and highly contested security environment from Sino-US relations to territorial disputes in the South China Sea.

The Cold War is Sustained Through Pyongyang: The East-West Divide in Northeast Asia

The Cold War is Sustained Through Pyongyang: The East-West Divide in Northeast Asia

Though frustrating for the U.S., South Korea and Japan, the geopolitical reality is that northeast Asia remains mired in a Cold War-esque East-West divide between the Continental and Oceanic powers.

The Shangri-La Dialogue 2012

The Shangri-La Dialogue 2012

The Shangri-La Dialogue provides an unofficial setting where ministers and other senior officials are given the opportunity to address major security issues and interact with a large audience of security specialists. Additionally, many officials use the summit to arrange private meetings with their counterparts on the sidelines.

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