Mitigating the new Cold War: managing US-China trade, tech and geopolitical conflict

This report draws out the risks — and likely consequences — for a system already in a state of flux, as the transition to a post-American world accelerates and the coronavirus wreaks havoc on the world economy and international trade.
Report

Assessing the Quad: prospects and limitations of quadrilateral cooperation for advancing Australia's interests

There is growing agreement between Australia, India, Japan and the United States that as China rises in Asia, the rules-based order needs strengthening and defending; but does the revived Security Quadrilateral Dialogue have any real prospect of rebalancing relationships in the region? Lavina Lee explains.
Report

Will China’s ‘COVID-aid’ offensive reshape ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific outlook?

Southeast Asian governments – which are badly affected by the pandemic – have been the leading recipients of Chinese aid. It comes at a time when ASEAN is attempting to reappraise its position with respect to the US and China, given accelerating competition between the...
Briefing paper

India’s economic dependence on China and Indo-Pacific integration

This briefing paper discusses India's increasing economic dependence upon China, and how this dependence limits India’s ability to act as a ‘balancer’ against China.
Report

How Xi Jinping’s “New Era” should have ended U.S. debate on Beijing’s ambitions

What kind of global power does China want to be? Communist Party leader Xi Jinping's 2017 speech to the 19th Party Congress should have ended the debate about Beijing’s ambitions, argues Freeman Chair Senior Associate Daniel Tobin.
Report

At a strategic crossroads: ASEAN centrality amid Sino-American rivalry in the Indo-Pacific

The ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific (AOIP) is a defensive attempt at reasserting ASEAN centrality, and the importance of engaging smaller and middle powers of Asia. But instead of just asserting centrality, this paper argues that ASEAN should also achieve and earn a pivotal role...
Discussion paper

Demonising China during COVID-19

This papers argues that much of the corona virus ‘blame game’, including the Australian government’s call for an international independent inquiry into China’s actions, is misguided and self-interested.
Report

Eyes wide open: managing the Australia-China Antarctic relationship

The recommendations in the report are designed to maximise the value and mitigate the downside risks of China engagement for Australia's Antarctic and broader national interests.
Report

The U.S — China race and the fate of transatlantic relations

Technological dominance is a key dimension of the competition between the United States and China, one that is further stressing transatlantic relations. This paper analyzes the narrative and reality around the nexus between new technologies, defense of shared values, and regulation.
Report

The U.S — China race and the fate of transatlantic relations

This paper examines other geopolitical factors that could contribute to greater friction between the United States and the European Union, in relation to China, and proposes policies to partially reduce this tension.