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2018/07/19 | Policy Forum
ANALYSIS: Russia's Expanding Asia-Pacific Power Play
In the absence of strong relations with Western nations, Russia may be making its own pivot to Asia. This should motivate Australia and ASEAN states to fortify their own presences in the area.
2018/05/27 | The Interpreter
Can Australia Help Indonesia Kick Cigarettes?
Australia's northern neighbor's economy is burdened by heavy tobacco use.
2018/05/21 | The Interpreter
Chinese Students in Australia Often Feel Isolated, Disappointed
Chinese students pay big money to study Down Under, but many come away without the cosmopolitan experience they were expecting.
2017/12/12 | Daniel Fazio
OPINION: Australia Must Confront China's Academic Interference
The recent decision not to publish the book "Silent Invasion" which examines the growing and surreptitious CCP influence in Australia, raises alarming questions for academic freedom, public discourse, and publishing in Australia.
Deconstructing China’s Indian Ocean Power Play
China’s new military base could be the first step in the country dramatically increasing its military presence in the Indian Ocean, David Brewster and Anthony Bergin write.
2017/08/07 | Sam Bateman
How to Respond to Chinese Spy Ships
While it’s fair to describe the deployment of the Chinese ‘spy ship’ to Australia’s EEZ as unfriendly, other factors should be considered before considering what it means for Australian policy
2017/08/01 | John Hemmings
Should the Five Eyes Coordinate on Chinese Tech Investment?
We need to be realistic about Beijing’s own industrial goals and objectives and the nature of its investment strategy, writes John Hemmings.
2017/07/21 | Dr Anthony Bergin
Beneath the Surface: Fisheries Diplomacy and the South China Sea
The dynamiting of reefs, plus overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the impacts of climate change are all having an impact on fish stocks in the contested waters of the South China Sea. Anthony Bergin takes a look at what Australia could do about it.
2017/06/26 | Daniel Fazio
Money is Power: Chinese Political Donations Threaten Australian Democracy
Australia’s political parties taking substantial donations from sources linked to the Chinese Communist Party raises serious concerns, Daniel Fazio writes.
2017/06/24 | Jolyon Ford
The Role of the Consumer in Fighting Modern Slavery
Anti-slavery legislation is a good start, but if we want a future where goods are produced free of slavery it requires government, business and consumers to all be pulling in the same direction, Jolyon Ford writes.
Is Australian Sovereignty at Risk amid Torrent of Chinese Investment?
Australian exposure to Chinese investment is in actual fact limited and that Australian government and authorities have not hesitated to act in cases where Chinese investment have raised national security concerns.
2017/06/07 | James Laurenceson
The $5 Trillion Question: Is China Really a Threat to Maritime Trade?
China has become highly dependent on seaborne imports to meet its demand for energy, as well as basic industrial inputs such as iron ore.
Shangri-La: Australia Warns Against 'Coercive' China; Mattis Tries to Reassure Allies
Among the speeches in Singapore Pentagon chief Jim Mattis moved to reassure Asian allies Saturday that the United States can work with China on reining in North Korea's nuclear weapons program.
2017/06/05 | Peter Layton
Will China Win the Battle for Southeast Asia's Soul?
In the matter of China’s growing sphere of influence, there are no easy paths.
2017/05/23 | Kuan Chen
WeChat 'Red Envelopes' Scandalize a Student Election in Sydney
Worlds collide: A university election in Australia was marred by allegations of bribery involving a Chinese student and a popular WeChat feature.