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Audio program

12 Sep 2017

China's plans to eventually ban the sale of new petrol and diesel engines could hurt Australia's multi-billion-dollar car-parts industry, which exports to China.

The group which represents Australian car parts manufacturers says there are benefits and opportunities for local companies. It...

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Commentary

02 Sep 2017

The latest volley of North Korean ballistic missiles, one of which flew over northern Japan, has pushed tensions on the Korean peninsula to a perilous tipping point where war is no longer unimaginable. The real prospect of a military conflict between nuclear-armed North Korea and the US and its...

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Discussion paper

29 Aug 2017

The United States Studies Centre’s new debate series, "The Debate Papers", provides a platform for learned voices to argue issues affecting the United States, Australia, and the relationship between the two. These counterpoints traverse topics such as economics, foreign policy and politics....

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Research report

18 Aug 2017

This paper discusses Australia’s position on the 2016 arbitral ruling in the South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of the Philippines v The People’s Republic of China). Australia’s Foreign Minister has stated that this was an important test-case for how the East Asian region can...

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Commentary

16 Aug 2017

Liu Xiaobo, China’s long-imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize laureate, could find human dignity in the darkest of places. He found it working with the grieving mothers of young people killed in the 1989 Beijing massacre. He found it in occasional glimpses of warmth between guards and prisoners amid the...

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Report

14 Aug 2017

The Australian public is lukewarm in its overall support of foreign investment. However, its contribution to local employment is widely regarded positively. This is particularly important at a time when Australia’s labour market is softening and wages are growing at their slowest pace on record...

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Research report

08 Aug 2017

With China continuing its ambition to become the leading economic powerhouse, the international community continues its push to ensure that China addresses its environmental concerns. China’s pollution levels are staggering, despite the Ministry of Environment Protection’s (MEP) most recent...

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Report

03 Aug 2017

More than any other region, Southeast Asia has become a venue for strategic competition between the United States and China over the past decade. The People’s Liberation Army challenges the US military’s dominance in the South China Sea; American and Chinese diplomats face off over the nature of...

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Research report

01 Aug 2017

The Joint Statements presented by President Trump and Prime Minister Modi in the White House Rose Garden were not intended to be a repeat of the triumphal Madison Square Garden event hosted in 2014 for Modi, but to establish the direction of Indo-US relations under the new American...

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Research report

07 Jul 2017

Changing regional conditions necessitate strategic coordination between Australia and Japan to preserve the rules-based order in the Asia Pacific. The direction of this bilateral relationship will be predicated on two major factors: how both countries perceive the relative strength and...

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Research report

30 Jun 2017

Australia’s preoccupation with the US-China dynamic in recent years is unsurprising — given its historic relationship with America and the size of economic engagement with China. It is to be expected that some see a role for Australia in mediating the intensifying contest between these giants....

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Research report

30 Jun 2017

The two-decade period of United States post-Cold War predominance is now over, and an era of greater multipolarity has begun. Many fear that the rise of China and a resurgent Russia will bring marked decline in respect for rules and international law. Western policymakers are responding by...

Research report

30 Jun 2017

The West is in deep trouble. As a geopolitical entity, a model of economic success, a cultural and moral ideal, and as a superior form of governance the West seems to have lost its way. The leadership of the free world by the United States is now fraught with uncertainty. In America, and much of...

Journal article

19 Jun 2017

This paper examines and takes stock of the changed dynamics in Australia’s relationships with China and the United States. It revisits the importance of the US alliance to Australia’s security and considers a range of regional bilateral and multilateral options to pursue as Australian...

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Journal article

19 Jun 2017

During 2011, the United States and Australia agreed to the deployment of a US Marine Corps force to Darwin, Australia, to be rotated on a seasonal basis. This expeditionary force aspires to strengthen the interoperability between the US military and Australian Defence Force. It also is a...

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Research report

13 Jun 2017

The AIIB is a controversial addition to Asian economic regionalism. It is the first multilateral development bank (MDB) dedicated to infrastructure, and the first international economic institution created by China. However, critics have alleged it is a vehicle for Chinese geostrategic goals,...

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Report

08 Jun 2017

As the Australian economy transitions away from resources, it is well-placed to benefit from increased demand from China. Indeed, the growth of China’s economy has already provided significant benefits to Australia. Chinese demand was a key driver of the resources boom that delivered a temporary...

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Journal article

06 Jun 2017

No development in international politics is attracting as much attention as the emergence of China as a great power. But many questions and uncertainties attend China’s rise. What are the longterm goals of Chinese power? Does Beijing view the international system as fundamentally beneficial to...

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Research report

01 May 2017

This May 2017 report is the latest in a series of Demystifying Chinese Investment in Australia reports, by KPMG and The University of Sydney's China Studies Centre. It analyses Chinese outbound direct investment into Australia in...

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Policy report

28 Mar 2017

Key points

Perceptions of Australia’s vulnerability to Chinese economic pressure are exaggerated. Some individual sectors are more vulnerable than others but this does not extend to the economy as a whole.

Economic pressure that would have the biggest impact on...

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