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Commentary
The right lessons to learn from Ukraine
Australia should be careful in evaluating the impact of the Ukraine crisis on its strategic outlook. The crisis has not altered many of the key facts about our international…
Commentary
Australia must stop viewing the Pacific as its neighbourhood to fix
As the nation heads toward an election, recent events in the Solomon Islands are a reminder that strong economic relationships with Pacific countries are important to security…
Commentary
A security agreement between China and Solomon Islands could impact stability in the whole Pacific
Australia must figure out how to respond to an increasingly crowded Pacific, without increasing tensions in the region. Originally published in The Guardian.
Commentary
Worries about China's economic power are overdone
Core realities suggest that it will never establish a meaningful lead over the West. Originally published in Nikkei Asia.
Commentary
Time for West to take off the gloves
Originally published in The Australian.
Commentary
China is squirming under pressure to condemn Russia. It can’t hold out forever
Beijing is struggling to settle on a clear message over Ukraine because it is trying to reconcile the irreconcilable. Originally published in The Guardian.
Commentary
Exploit Xi and Putin mutual distrust to limit China-Russia partnership
Originally published in The Australian.
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For Xi, Putin’s invasion is a test run for Taiwan
Having learned from the collapse of Soviet Union, China may yet have to send its officials back to school to learn how not to put an empire back together again. Originally…