Foreign policy

The Complex Interdependence of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Philippines

Complex interdependence refers to the multiple channels of interaction and agenda in interstate relations, which involve domestic (public and private)...

Organizational culture and public diplomacy in the digital sphere: The case of South Korea

Digital diplomacy is the latest technological advance to push change in diplomatic practice. It relates to the application of digital technologies,...

Bumping, precedents, and de‐escalation in South China Sea: options for the United States and China

The article departs from a much needed clarification about the 2 overlapping conflicts in South China Sea: sovereignty dispute between China and ASEAN...

'Japan is back': autonomy and balancing amidst an unstable China–U.S.–Japan triangle

Japan’s security policy has changed dramatically in recent years. The country balances harder against China, and its armed forces are increasingly...

France and the Blue Pacific

Under the concept of the ‘Blue Pacific’, island nations are placing increased priority on the oceans, seeking to integrate policy on climate change,...

'An example for corporate social responsibility': British American Tobacco's response to criticism of its Myanmar subsidiary, 1999–2003

In 2013, British American Tobacco (BAT) returned to Myanmar a decade after it had left the country under pressure from civil society, international...

The 'Belt and Road Initiative' and comparative regional productivity in China

We study potential internal effects of China’s Belt and Road Initiative. These effects may occur sooner than the international effects, since they face no...

Framing Sino‐American military relations: the power and problem of perception in preventing geostrategic security cooperation between China and the United States

Sino‐American relations are composed of a complex field of factors that have influenced both cooperation and confrontation between the Chinese and...

The concept of ‘Community of Common Destiny’ in China's diplomacy: meaning, motives and implications

‘Community of common destiny’, a new concept in China’s diplomacy, has been increasingly used by the Chinese government, especially President Xi Jinping,...

Aid policy and Australian public opinion

Since 2013, Australian aid has been reduced and increasingly focused on delivering benefits to Australia. Motivated by these changes, this paper fills...

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