Napoleon Bonaparte said of China:
“Let her sleep, for when she wakes, she will shake the world.”
And so, two hundred-plus years later China—and its impact on the Asia-Pacific (A-P)/Indo-Pacific (I-P) region in general—is fulfilling Bonaparte’s prediction.
To be sure, the epicentre of the world is shifting from the Western-European post-World War Two American ‘model,’ of geo-strategic dominance–which is essentially an advance on what has become known colloquially as the’Vasco da Gama’ era–to a world that will be Sino-driven in the A-P. Australia will, due to its geographic location and its previous policy-making, be at the forefront of what will become a contested arena. Commentary is offered in the below mentioned categories, and is offered through the prism of evidence-based argument regarding
- A-P/I-P regional geo-strategic and geo-political analyses;
- rise of China/rise of India;
- conflict forecasting and interpretation in the A-P/I-P regions;
- terrorism analysis;
- war studies; and
- foreign policy relevant to conflict.
This blog is premised upon, and underpinned by independent, informative and succinct analysis without fear or favour–it is a registered business and consultancy is available. Through the aforementioned prism, it is meant to offer information and analysis in order to delineate a deeper view of geo-strategic happenings. All analysis, whether tailored or general, is accompanied by erudite scholarly information and at times interpretation, which is further formed and informed by an historical evidence-base.
This blog offers written and audio commentary on the ‘coming storm’ and said commentary will have, at its core, an understanding that unless foreign and domestic policies become more cosmopolitan and articulate there will be a war in the A-P, one in which Australia will be completely and thoroughly, immersed.
Geo-strategic and geo-political independent comment, analysis and assessments within the aforementioned areas and included where necessary related issues, such as Australian, European, Central Asian, East Asian and American domestic politics will be addressed.
All of the information contained in this blog is © Strobe Driver, and may be used with appropriate citing.
The link to my doctoral thesis can be found on my Curriculum Vitae page.
Recipient: Taiwan Fellowship 2018, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, ROC.
Dr. Strobe Driver
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Presentation: ‘The Dragon is Swimming’: How China is following the West’s ‘model of expansionism’ in the South China Sea
Australian Herald http://www.australianherald.com/index.php/sid/249922993