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Xi's clean sweep: China marks new era with loyalist lineup
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Xi's clean sweep: China marks new era with loyalist lineup
New standing committee shows party and the world Xi will brook no dissent in third term. Originally published in Nikkei Asia.
Repatriated IS women should be accountable to the state they left behind
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Repatriated IS women should be accountable to the state they left behind
Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
As Xi Jinping begins a third term, Australia must push to engage China on common interests
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As Xi Jinping begins a third term, Australia must push to engage China on common interests
An overconfident Beijing and a Xi surrounded by yes-men poses a great risk to Pacific stability, making bilateral meetings all the more important. Originally published in The…
Resounding victory cements Xi’s dominance
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Resounding victory cements Xi’s dominance
This congress was a triumph for one man and those loyal to him were rewarded. Originally published in the Australian Financial Review.
Protests alone not enough to force out Iranian mullahs
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Protests alone not enough to force out Iranian mullahs
Originally published in the Australian.
How the war in Ukraine is putting Australia on Xi Jinping’s radar
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How the war in Ukraine is putting Australia on Xi Jinping’s radar
As he approaches a third term in power, the Chinese leader shows no signs of retreating from his global ambitions but the unfolding disaster in Ukraine could force him to change…
Thailand's efforts to build Mekong bloc deserve support
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Thailand's efforts to build Mekong bloc deserve support
Diplomatic alignment will strengthen area's hand in dealing with outside powers. Originally published in Nikkei Asia.