Foreign policy

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...

Silk roads of the twenty-first century: the cultural dimension

Much has been written about China’s grand project of the twenty-first century, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road—or the...

International law in a post-post-Cold War world—can it survive?

Recent world developments pose a direct challenge to the authority and effectiveness of international law. The actions of Russia in Ukraine, and China in...

Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia (MIKTA): middle, regional, and constructive powers providing global governance

This paper argues that MIKTA (Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey, and Australia) are middle, regional, and constructive powers that can serve as...

The European Union and China: the need for a more politicised relationship

China and the European Union (EU) in 2016 have one of the largest economic relationships to the world, with a network of strategic dialogues covering...

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