Security, International

Report

24 Aug 2017

After half a century of almost uninterrupted economic growth, we have largely forgotten to factor in the potential impact of sustained economic weakness when analysing geopolitical risk.

Global economic growth has slowed substantially since the heady days before the financial crisis of...

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Commentary

16 Aug 2017

If the seven weeks before the election on 8 June turned Britain’s political world upside down, the ten weeks since then have sent it spinning across open ground. This whole period, and especially the past three years, has shown how contingency can trump destiny — and then be interpreted as...

Journal

14 Feb 2017

Editorial:

Whereas the November 2016 issue of Policy Quarterly focused on local government, this issue takes a global perspective. In particular, it explores the major challenges facing humanity in the 21st century, and it does so through the lens of ‘global studies’. The...

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16 Jun 2016

A majority of Australians think the United Kingdom should stay in the European Union, according to new Lowy Institute polling. In a decisive result, 51% of Australian adults say the United Kingdom ‘should remain a member of the European Union’, while only 19% say it should leave.

Further...

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Journal article

28 Apr 2016

The author discusses anxieties about the stability and fragility of South Pacific states, yet by specifying that all three of the key Strategic Defence Objectives mentioned in The 2016 Defence White Paper are “equally-weighted”, it elevates other regions to the same level of strategic import....

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Research report

31 Mar 2016

These Policy Proposals are the product of a three-year Australian Research Council-funded project on ‘Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council’. The project is a collaboration between the Australian National University’s Centre for International Governance and Justice and...

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31 Mar 2016

Examines Japanese security policy under Abe, identifies the constants and constraints that frame that policy, and attempts to project where Japan will go in the near-term future.

Executive Summary
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is determined to restore the shine to Japan...

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Article

20 Jan 2016

Malcolm Turnbull has directly lobbied US legislators to pass the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which he describes as “a very critical part of America’s continued presence in the Asia-Pacific”.

Turnbull stressed the TPP’s importance in his talks with politicians on Capitol...

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Article

01 Oct 2015

With a third of New Zealand’s two-year United Nations Security Council stint already complete, it’s timely to determine whether a distinct and consistent New Zealand view has been emerging on the Council.

Undertaking this assessment means getting through a veritable pile of statements ...

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Research report

01 Jul 2015

The ANZUS Alliance in an Ascending Asia

Editor’s Foreword

Welcome to a special edition of the Centre of Gravity series. This is a jointly published report with the Centre for Strategic & International Studies.

In 1942 it was said that Australia...

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Article

19 Jun 2015

Two recent Incline contributions have considered how New Zealand should seek to position itself to meet the challenges of, in Hugh White’s words, an increasingly "contested Asia" where, Matt Hill suggests "while we might not be interested in strategic competition, strategic competition...

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Research report

24 Apr 2015

In this final installment in the Maritime Strategy Series of working papers, “Indirect Cost Imposition Strategies in the South China Sea: U.S. Leadership and ASEAN Centrality,” Dr. Carlyle A. Thayer assesses the implications of China’s assertions of control over the South China Sea for the...

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