Emperor of the Silk Road: The Implications of One-man Rule for China’s Foreign Policy

24 Apr 2018 By Adehlia Ebert

By assuming all power he assumes all responsibility. Only time will tell the outcome of Xi’s gamble, but the future of the Silk Road is far from assured.

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Australia and Indonesia: Strategic Partners in a Time of Change

17 Apr 2018 By Kyle Springer

Australia's former Foreign Minister Gareth Evans once said, “No two neighbours anywhere in the world are as comprehensively unalike as Australia and Indonesia.” Despite proximity, Canberra and Jakarta may as well be worlds apart but changes need to be made if the countries want to face the future in a strategic way.

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Trilateral Diplomacy: Foundations in an Australian Indo-Pacific Strategy

27 Mar 2018 By Hugo Seymour

Trilateral diplomacy can be a practical means to build the habits of dialogue, determine common objectives, secure agreement and enable action that may be more difficult to accomplish in larger multilateral environments.

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Australia, the United States and a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

22 Mar 2018 By Hugo Seymour

The Perth USAsia Centre convened a two-day conference on Australia-US-Indo-Pacific Strategy which brought together more than 20 experts from the Indo-Pacific.

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Japan-US-Australia-Relations in the Emerging Indo-Pacific Regional System

20 Mar 2018 By Krystal Hartig

In collaboration with the Consulate-General of Japan, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted a public symposium on 1 March 2018 to explore the opportunities for Australia-Japan-US relations in the Indo-Pacific.

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Vietnam as a G20 country

15 Mar 2018 By Kyle Springer

Australia has a strong foundation on which to build not only a strategic partnership with Vietnam, but an economic one as well. Developing an economic partnership from this strong foundation will ensure Australia-Vietnam relations are broad-based and reflect Vietnam’s strategic importance and its economic potential.

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War with North Korea: From Unthinkable to Unavoidable?

13 Mar 2018 By Gordon Flake, The Honourable Kim Beazley, AC

We are at the most dangerous moment since the Korean War armistice in 1953. A war today could have unimaginable consequences: a catastrophic death toll, missile strikes beyond the peninsula, the first nuclear bombs to be used in conflict since Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

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The Quad 2.0: From Symbolic to Tangible Security Cooperation in the Indo-Pacific

26 Feb 2018 By J. Berkshire Miller

The Quad is not a silver bullet for all the security concerns of its members; and should be seen as a mini-lateral complement to other bilateral, mini-lateral and multilateral mechanisms.

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The Contested Economic Architecture of the Indo-Pacific Region

15 Feb 2018 By Jeffrey Wilson

For the first time in three decades, the US is not an active player in discussions over regional economic integration in Asia. Yet its withdrawal comes at the very time when the regional economic architecture is changing most dramatically.

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