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Strategic culture and Indonesian maritime security

Strategic culture plays a significant role in shaping current practices of maritime security in Indonesia. Rooted in the history and experiences of the...

Contemporary Thailand–Japan economic relations: what falling Japanese investment reveals about Thailand's deep, global competition, state in the context of shifting regional orders

This article centres on the nature of the Thai state amid a shifting global economic environment, examining it through the lens of foreign direct...

Thinking about the Asian infrastructure investment bank: can a China-led development bank improve sustainability in Asia?

This article offers three arguments outlining the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s significance and to help policy planners navigate the complex...

How Trump can avoid war with China

The administration of Donald Trump is stacked with China policy hawks, who warn of imminent war with the rising Communist power. International relations...

The Sri Lankan civil war and Australia's migration policy response: a historical case study with contemporary implications

Sri Lanka’s civil war lasted almost 26 years and cost tens of thousands of lives. Since the end of the war in 2009, several thousand asylum seekers from...

Power politics and securitisation: the emerging Indo–Japanese nexus in Southeast Asia

China’s ascent has led to its securitisation by its neighbouring states, particularly given its precarious maritime claims in the highly strategic Indo...

Building cooperation for managing the South China Sea without strategic trust

The ruling from the arbitral tribunal dealing with the case between China and the Philippines in the South China Sea provides opportunities for fresh...

Dragon versus Elephant: a comparative study of Chinese and Indian aid in the Pacific

The growing scale of development assistance programs of China and India has attracted increased global attention. Research on their aid to the Pacific...

The future of Asian regionalism: not what it used to be?

The largely unexpected election of Donald Trump as President of the United States has overturned many assumptions and expectations about the future of...

Gauging change in Australian aid: stakeholder perceptions of the Government Aid Program

In this article, we use data from the 2013 and 2015 Australian Aid Stakeholder Surveys to gauge the extent of the changes to the Australian Government Aid...

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