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The New Great Game in the Indo-Pacific

The New Great Game in the Indo-Pacific

How things plays out in the Indo-Pacific depends on the willingness of Asia’s other great powers to defend a system, rather than contain an empire

The Chinese Military Under Xi: Loyal and Ready to Achieve the History Mission?

The Chinese Military Under Xi: Loyal and Ready to Achieve the History Mission?

Under Xi the People’s Liberation Army has a clear role in the national story of rejuvenation and empowerment that the President has been promoting since he became leader.

Irredentism, Nationalism and a Looming Asia-Pacific War

Irredentism, Nationalism and a Looming Asia-Pacific War

A country that has the objective and then launches an invasion has  an inherent desire to change the future, whilst incorporating a resetting of an ideology.

US Hegemony and Rising Powers in the Era of Trump

US Hegemony and Rising Powers in the Era of Trump

New relations of power may be subtler and hidden from the naked eye then we realize, or than most existing theories of international relations may account for.

China’s Military Modernisation

China’s Military Modernisation

There is no evidence that internal balancing will not change unipolarity. Future research should explore why internal balancing has been slow in the unipolar system.

Realism and Power Transition Theory: Different Branches of the Power Tree

Realism and Power Transition Theory: Different Branches of the Power Tree

While realism and power transition theory are often merged together it is important to regard and embrace them as different branches of the power tree.

Asian Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Asian Perspectives on International Relations Theory

Asian perspectives highlight a need for IR to become a global discipline that appreciates political and cultural difference but also reflects a shared history and humanity.

When Hard Power Shrinks: The Midlife Crisis of Realism

When Hard Power Shrinks: The Midlife Crisis of Realism

Despite significant amendments, realism still suffers from empirical inconsistency. The reason is straightforward: its fundamental principles of power never change.

Interview – Simon Long

Interview – Simon Long

Journalist Simon Long shares his views on state-media relations in the Asian context, geopolitical tensions in East Asia, the role of ASEAN and Rohingya refugee crisis.

Interview – Steve Tsang

Interview – Steve Tsang

Prof. Tsang discusses the creation of Xi Jinping Thought, changes to the CCP’s Politburo Standing Committee, and the evolution of cross-strait relations since 2016.

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