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When serious, careful US management of China–Taiwan policies … isn’t
When serious, careful US management of China–Taiwan policies … isn’t
It’s a weird crisis, if it can be called that. Foreign reactions, and even those in Taiwan, to China’s unprecedented military drills in recent days have been a collective yawn. It…
Koreas: The hidden risk of the “kill chain”
Koreas: The hidden risk of the “kill chain”
In a move to prove that the age of appeasing North Korea is over, South Korea’s newly-inaugurated president Yoon Suk-yeol has quickly moved to revive a “Kill Chain” strategy…
Will Pelosi’s trip trigger the next Taiwan crisis?
Will Pelosi’s trip trigger the next Taiwan crisis?
Speculation continues to mount that Nancy Pelosi will visit Taiwan during her trip to Asia this week. The schedule of the US Speaker of the House of Representatives, who arrived…
US abortion bans unleash state-sanctioned violence against women
US abortion bans unleash state-sanctioned violence against women
The US Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe vs Wade has unleashed a frenzy of misogynistic lawmaking, with abortion bans now enacted or soon to be enacted in more than half US…
France can help Albanese fix AUKUS
France can help Albanese fix AUKUS
Recently-elected Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese faces a dilemma on nuclear submarines. Having received only a single day’s notice, and wanting to avoid looking weak on…
The Quad needs a futures focus
The Quad needs a futures focus
If there is a cumulative lesson from the past few years, it’s that the era of “polycrises” is firmly upon us. A polycrisis is defined as the net effect from the non-linear…
Could NATO cope without the United States?
Could NATO cope without the United States?
As NATO leaders prepare to meet in Madrid for a summit that will set a course for the next decade and beyond, the world’s most significant military alliance is facing its most…
Contingency plans: South Korea and cross-Strait security
Contingency plans: South Korea and cross-Strait security
The importance of “peace and stability” across the Taiwan Strait featured in joint statements issued after US President Joe Biden’s meetings in May with South Korean President…
The political courage of the January 6th investigation
The political courage of the January 6th investigation
The hearings run by the “Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol” are proving to be an excellent showcase to understand the dividing…
Why Australia shouldn’t put all its eggs in the Quad basket
Why Australia shouldn’t put all its eggs in the Quad basket
Since its resurrection in late 2017, the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue (Quad) between Australia, India, Japan and the United States has gradually become a centrepiece of…