Written by Remy Davison. No surprises: the Foreign Policy White Paper from Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is about trade, not guns. Unlike Defence, DFAT is about quiet diplomacy, not security dilemmas. So this is no reprise of the 2009 Defence White Paper, which infamously canvassed the “China […]
Written by Kanti Bajpai. The Doklam standoff between June and August 2017 has drawn international attention to Sino-Indian relations. While the confrontation was resolved peacefully, relations have sunk to their lowest level since the late 1960s. An added concern is that the India-China-Pakistan strategic triangle has once again come […]
Written by Nick Bisley. Of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s many achievements in his time in office – about which much will be made in the official propaganda – one of the most surprising was the more confident and assertive approach to foreign policy that he brought about.
Written by William Hurst. In his Independence Day Speech, on 17 August 1964, Sukarno famously declared the start of what he called the “Year of Dangerous Living”. In the 14 months following that speech, Indonesia was indeed rocked by violent struggles between parties and factions with competing Communist, […]
Written by Baogang He. In this short article, I will discuss China’s response to the Trump administration. There exists a diverse range of Chinese opinions, however, I will only discuss the official, not popular, responses. I will focus on three issues – war and peace, China’s new world […]
Written by Aries A. Arugay and Michael I. Magcamit. With barely one year in office, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared bold changes in the country’s formerly conservative and predictable foreign policy. Explosive and controversial statements peppered with profanity have become the new normal on how the […]
Written by Tim Summers. Much has changed globally and in the UK since the state visit of Xi Jinping to the UK in October 2015. Since then, the UK’s decision following the June 2016 referendum to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as US […]