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Interview – Issac Kfir

Interview – Issac Kfir

Issac Kfir discusses the terrorist attacks in New Zealand and Sri Lanka, Australia’s counterterrorism policy, Asia-Pacific cooperation, and returning foreign fighters.

Interview – Tomohiko Taniguchi

Interview – Tomohiko Taniguchi

Tomohiko Taniguchi shares his views on Japan’s global standing, its foreign relations with the EU and its Northeast neighbours, and the impact of ‘Abenomics’ policies.

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

The ‘Exceptional’ Chinese Soft Power: Outlier or Pioneer?

Soft power is a term coined by Joseph Nye in the late 1980s. Soft or not, Chinese strategies are all-pervading although not necessarily sustainable in the current state.

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.

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.

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