Foreign policy

Demographic change in the Asian Century: implications for Australia and the region

Declining fertility and mortality rates in the second half of the twentieth century have led to the twenty-first century being characterised as the...

Australia in the Asian Century

The White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, published in 2012, argued that fundamental policy and attitudinal changes would be required if...

How are foreign policy decisions made in China?

The growing number of actors involved in China’s international activities has led to fractured authority in foreign policy decision-making. Actors vie for...

Indonesia's ‘Great Power’ aspirations: a critical view

Indonesia is readying itself for a return to a diplomatic assertiveness not seen since the early 1960s. Partly, this reflects the approach of 0050...

Assessing Indonesia's normative influence: wishful thinking or hidden strength

This article takes a critical stance on Indonesia’s normative influence. Whilst normative influence does help explain why Indonesia matters beyond the...

Strategic choices in Myanmar's transition and Myanmar's national security policies

Since 2011, Myanmar’s leaders have concentrated on ensuring the success of their overall political transition, given the expectations created after the ...

Inside Myanmar's turbulent transformation

Since constitutional government began in 2011, Myanmar’s shift from an entrenched military regime has drawn wide interest from policy analysts. This...

Beyond life support? Reflections on Solomon Islands after the Regional Assistance Mission

The Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands was conceived in the ‘state-building moment’ that informed Western responses to ‘state...

Northeast Asia's new ‘history spiral’

The remembered history of the Second World War continues to infect contemporary relations between China and its Northeast Asian neighbours. This article...

Using signal processing diagnostics to improve public sector evaluations

False positive test results that overstate intervention impacts can distort and constrain the capability to learn and adapt in governance, and are...

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