Benjamin Herscovitch

Benjamin Herscovitch
Biography
Publications

Dr Benjamin Herscovitch is a Research Fellow in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University (ANU). His primary areas of research are Australia–China relations and China’s statecraft. He is the author of Beijing to Canberra and Back, a fortnightly newsletter chronicling Australia–China relations. Prior to joining the ANU, he was an analyst and policy officer in the Department of Defence, specialising in China’s external policy and Australia’s defence diplomacy. He was previously a researcher for Beijing-based think tanks and consultancies.

Don’t let China veto Australia’s ties with Taiwan
Don’t let China veto Australia’s ties with Taiwan
Canberra should not let increased trade and political engagement with Taipei be held hostage to Beijing’s sensitivities.
Enhancing Australia's Taiwan ties
Policy Briefs
Enhancing Australia's Taiwan ties
Australia has limited its economic and political engagements with Taiwan due to fears of upsetting China. Is now the right time for change?
Indonesia-Australia: Deeper divide lies beneath AUKUS submarine rift
Indonesia-Australia: Deeper divide lies beneath AUKUS submarine rift
Indonesia is committed to “standing in the middle” between the United States and China and using ASEAN as a buffer.
Australia’s silence on Chagos dispute doesn’t help
Australia’s silence on Chagos dispute doesn’t help
Ensuring a consistent approach to the “rules” would make it that much harder for China to break them.
Both Coalition and Labor weak on South China Sea freedom of navigation
Both Coalition and Labor weak on South China Sea freedom of navigation
Beyond aid spending and asylum seekers, foreign policy rarely rates a mention in Australian election campaigns.
China's Belt and Road initiative likely to bypass Australia
The vast array of investments is emerging as one of the key foreign policy priorities of Xi Jinping's presidency.
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