Category Archives: Asian Century Politics

A volatile combination: Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Map credit:  lahistoriconmaps.com Having just read Pacific Power.  Australia’s Strategy in the Pacific Islands, (Author: Joanne Wallis) this book is an excellent read, and anyone interested in International Relations, especially the Asia-Pacific (A-P), should indulge in this succinct and articulate analysis.  … Continue reading

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Winning the hostilities without fighting a war: US-DPRK machinations and the Korean Peninsula

Image credit: CBS news (this article was originally requested by and published on E-IR as ‘Winning hostilities without war: US-North Korea machinations’)  Introduction   At the end of June 1950, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)— North Korea—through the … Continue reading

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War with China:  Ascending Powers, Expansionism and the Use-of-Force

  Introduction There has been some increasing consternation in recent times among commentators that the ‘rise of China’ is mirroring the machinations and complexities of Germany before World War One (WWI)—the era of Kaiser Wilhelm II.  Monk points to Germany’s … Continue reading

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Beyond the Asia-Pacific: China’s Next Geo-Strategic ‘Stepping Stone’

STROBE DRIVER, JUN 4 2016, 3587 VIEWS Image by U.S. Pacific Command China in recent times has begun to drastically alter its role in the Asia-Pacific (A-P) region, from that of being a docile observer for many decades to being … Continue reading

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Where fools rush in: The Leasing of the Port of Darwin and the Rise of China

Where fools rush in: The Leasing of the Port of Darwin and the Rise of China Photo credit:www.janes.com Recently on the ABC’s Lateline,[1] Adam Giles the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory (NT) explained the reasons why the lease of … Continue reading

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The Road to Perdition: Australia and the Neoconservative agenda

Photo credit: Journal-neo.org Adding to John Kelly’s fine AIMN article of 11 January, 2016 entitled ‘What is Neoliberalism and why knowing matters,’ I would suggest that there are greater dangers coming Australia’s way if it pursues and remains on the … Continue reading

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Australia beckons India: more antagonism from the Abbott government toward China

    Prime Minister Abbott’s quest for the attention of right-wing nationalists’ that are seeking to contain China has swung from the United States of America (US), to Japan and is now making its way further West into the Indian … Continue reading

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