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Commentary
Trump's protectionism will fail; Asia should ignore it
Avoid tit-for-tat; keep integrating, writes Stephen Grenville in the Nikkei Asian Review.Stephen Grenville
Journal Articles
National Interests and the Role of Major and Middle Powers in the South China Sea: Australia’s Cautiously Calibrated Approach
In this National Asian Security Studies Program Issue Brief (published by UNSW Canberra at the Australian Defence Force Academy), Euan Graham examines Australia's approach to…
Indonesia in the South China Sea: Going it alone
Analyses
Indonesia in the South China Sea: Going it alone
While Indonesia under Jokowi can be expected to continue to take unilateral action to reinforce the Indonesian position around the Natuna Islands, Jokowi has not played an active…
The risks and ramifications of Trump's impulsive adventurism
Commentary
The risks and ramifications of Trump's impulsive adventurism
'The prospect of a game of nuclear chicken between two cocksure hustlers like Kim Jong-un and Trump is deeply unsettling; more so if it comes at the front end of Trump’s learning…
Dominoes in the South China Sea
Commentary
Dominoes in the South China Sea
First the Philippines, now Malaysia is being drawn deeper into China's orbit. Are dominoes teetering again in Southeast Asia? The limitations of that metaphor were clear in the…
Myanmar's road ahead: Growth, peace, and US Sanctions
Commentary
Myanmar's road ahead: Growth, peace, and US Sanctions
In this article for Foreign Affairs, Research Fellow Aaron L. Connelly argues that the US should use its remaining sanctions authorities in Myanmar to discourage violence against…
Commentary
The Hague Tribunal's South China Sea ruling: empty provocation or slow-burning influence?
Last month’s ruling by a tribunal at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) on the dispute brought by the Philippines against China has earned its place in maritime legal…
Commentary
We must not be bullied out of South China Sea
Originally published in The Australian.Euan Graham
Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji
Analyses
Principled engagement: Rebuilding defence ties with Fiji
In this Lowy Institute Analysis, Anna Powles and Jose Sousa-Santos argue that Russia’s sale of arms to Fiji underlines how the security orthodoxy in the Pacific Islands region is…