Publications – Presentations

Conferences

Presenter: Global Order in Disarray: A Quest for Global Governance.                The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and
Good Governance and the Asian Governance Foundation.  Bangkok, Thailand.   8-9 Dec, 2018.

Attendee: China’s political leadership and Taiwan. Comparing different approaches to cross-Strait relations in the 21st century.  National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan.    5 Dec, 2018.

Presenter: Taiwan Security: A Conversation.  Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University,  Taipei, Taiwan.  5 Dec, 2018.

Attendee: 47th Taiwan – American Conference.  Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University.   29 – 30 Nov, 2018.

Attendee: Presentation of MOFA Taiwan Fellowship Scholars — The Challenges And Opportunities for Taiwan of China’s Belt and Road Initiative.   National Taiwan University, San Shia Campus.  Taipei, Taiwan.  14 Nov, 2018.

Attendee: Yushun Forum: Asian Dialogue for Innovation and Progress.  Working Together for Regional Prosperity.    Taiwan – Asia Exchange Forum,  Taipei, Taiwan.        11 – 12 Oct, 2018.

Attendee: Yushun Workshop on Asia-Pacific Maritime Security.  Perspectives from the United States, Japan , and Taiwan.  Institute of European and American Studies, Academia Sinica.  Taipei, Taiwan.  6 Aug, 2018.

Attendee: Asia-Pacific Security Dialogue.  Ketagalan Forum, Taipei, Taiwan. 24 July, 2018.

Presenter: New Southbound Policy: Global Perspectives II.  National Chengchi University, Center for Chinese Studies, Taiwan.  14 July, 2018.            ‘From possible to probable: The Dynamics of a Taiwan – China War.’

Publications

2019

Australia as a Beggar Nation: How the Country Liberal Party mad the Port of Darwin a Geo-strategic requisite for China

https://theaimn.com/australia-as-a-beggar-nation-how-the-country-liberal-party-made-the-port-of-darwin-a-geo-strategic-requisite-for-china/

Asia-Pacific and Cross-Strait Machinations: Challenges for Taiwan in the Nascent Phase of Pax-Sino

http://ccs.ncl.edu.tw/ccs2/research_info.aspx?sn=154

A Unified Korea: Good for All (Except Japan)

https://www.e-ir.info/2019/02/10/a-unified-korea-good-for-all-except-japan/

2018

The Australian Independent Media Network

Hell hath no fury: the makings of a Turnbull return

https://theaimn.com/hell-hath-no-fury-the-makings-of-a-turnbull-return/

Taipei Times

The vagaries of US ‘commitment’

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2018/08/05/2003697989

Taipei Times

Taiwan must prepare for blockade

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2018/06/26/2003695544

Referred to in the following article  http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2018/05/27/2003693786/

Taipei Times

What war would mean for Taiwan

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2018/05/03/2003692412/

E-International Relations

Irredentism, Nationalism and a Looming Asia-Pacific War

http://www.e-ir.info/2018/04/13/irredentism-nationalism-and-a-looming-asia-pacific-war/

Taipei Times

Thinking through the US’ ‘closer ties’

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2018/04/08/2003690895

Taipei Times

China following West’s example

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/editorials/archives/2018/02/24/2003688126

2017

E-International Relations
A New Age of Violence: Terrorism as an Asymmetrical and ‘Existential’ Threat

Australian Independent Media Network

What’s really going on?: The reasons why the US and North Korea won’t go to war over the Korean Peninsula

(modified for an Australian audience)

https://theaimn.com/whats-really-going-reasons-us-north-korea-wont-go-war-korean-peninsula/

E-International Relations

Winning Hostilities Without War: United  States – North Korea Machinations

http://www.e-ir.info/2017/05/30/winning-hostilities-without-war-united-states-north-korea-machinations/

Federation University: Cultural Enquiry and Research Group

Presentation:  ‘The Dragon is Swimming’: How China is following the West’s ‘model of expansionism’ in the South China Sea

Powerpoint:

The Dragon is Swimming_

My latest article from December last year has been published in the Australian Herald http://www.australianherald.com/index.php/sid/249922993

http://theaimn.com/war-china-ascending-powers-expansionism-use-force/

(Modified for an Australian audience)

International Relations

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

http://www.e-ir.info/2016/11/22/war-with-china-ascending-powers-expansionism-and-the-use-of-force/

Australian Independent Media Network

War in a public place: The Bastille Day attack,  the strategy and tactics of Insurgencies

http://theaimn.com/war-public-place-bastille-day-attack-strategy-tactics-insurgencies/

Australian Independent Media Network

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

http://theaimn.com/?s=where+fools+rush+in

E-International Relations

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

http://www.e-ir.info/2016/06/04/beyond-the-asia-pacific-chinas-next-geo-strategic-stepping-stone/

The Australian Independent Media Network

The Road to Perdition: Australia and the Neo-conservative Agenda

http://theaimn.com/the-road-to-perdition-australia-and-the-neoconservative-agenda/

2015

E-International Relations

The Impact of Industrial Revolutions: China’s Rise and the Decline of Japan

http://www.e-ir.info/2015/12/13/the-impact-of-industrial-revolutions-chinas-rise-and-the-decline-of-japan/

The Australian Independent Media Network

‘Heads should roll’: An Historical Perspective on Terrorism for the Abbott Neoconservative Government

http://theaimn.com/heads-should-roll-an-historical-perspective-on-terrorism-for-the-abbott-neoconservative-government/

E-International Relations

‘Oil Then, Water Now’: Another Reason for War in the 21st Century?

http://www.e-ir.info/2015/06/22/oil-then-water-now-another-reason-for-war-in-the-twenty-first-century/

E-International Relations

The Asia-Pacific Scramble and a ‘Larger Australia’

http://www.e-ir.info/2015/03/30/the-asia-pacific-scramble-and-a-larger-australia/

The Australian Independent Media Network

Double Standards: The West and Terrorism

http://theaimn.com/double-standards-west-terrorism

2014

E-International Relations

Airpower Hopes: The West, Versus the Islamic State, and the Evolution of Warfare

http://www.e-ir.info/2014/12/21/aipower-hopes-the-west-verses-the-islamic-state-and-the-evolution-of-warfare/

 The Australian Independent Media Network

http://www.e-ir.info/2014/12/21/aipower-hopes-the-west-verses-the-islamic-state-and-the-evolution-of-warfare/

http://theaimn.com/airpower-hopes-the-west-verses-the-islamic-state-and-the-evolution-of-warfare/

The International Relations and Security Network (Zurich)

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

http://isnblog.ethz.ch/terrorism-technology/the-sovereign-nation-state-as-a-contributor-to-terrorism

E-International Relations

The Sovereign Nation-State as a Contributor to Terrorism

http://www.e-ir.info/2014/10/25/the-sovereign-nation-state-as-a-contributor-to-terrorism/

E-International Relations

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino:  Where to now?

http://www.e-ir.info/2014/09/21/australia-china-and-the-rise-of-pax-sino-where-to-now/

The Australian Independent Media Network  

Australia-China and the Rise of Pax-Sino:  Where to now?

http://theaimn.com/australia-china-rise-pax-sino-now/#comment-134284

But will China invade Australia?

http://theaimn.com/will-china-invade-australia/#comment-134304

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

http://theaimn.com/australia-beckons-india-antagonism-abbott-government-toward-china/

Greater Australia-Japan Military Ties: another dangerous step in the coming age of pax-Sino

http://theaimn.com/greater-australia-japan-military-ties-another-dangerous-step-australia-coming-age-pax-sino

What a State demands, what a citizen give and what Abbott and Hockey simply don’t understand

http://theaimn.com/state-demands-citizen-gives-abbott-hockey-simply-dont-understand/#comment-134309

People cost ‘too much’: the Abbott Government and Neo-liberalism

http://theaimn.com/people-cost-too-much-the-abbot-government-and-neoliberalism/#comment-134313

The Indonesia Spy scandal and Australia’s future in the region

http://theaimn.com/the-indonesia-spy-scandal-and-the-future-for-australia/

2013      

The Courier, Issues Hidden Beneath the Surface of Diplomacy, ‘Opinion,’           April 13

Click the scanned newspaper image for a larger ‘readable ‘copy or download the article here:  scanned newspaper copy here or download the article here: Issues Hidden Beneath the Surface of Diplomacy     

The Courier, Action Needed on the UNSC, ‘Opinion,’  May 2

Action Needed from the UNSCClick the scanned newspaper image for a larger readable copy or download the article here:  scanned newspaper copy here or download the article here: Action Needed from the UNSC

PhD:

2011      Why winning a war is no longer necessary:  Modern warfare and the United                        States of America through the prism of the wars of  Vietnam and Iraq.

Radio Interviews

2013       Voice FM, 99.9.  ‘Talking about the history of war.’ The Matt Malone Show

2007        ABC Radio 107.9   Ballarat. ‘Australia and Iraq: a geo-strategic and comparative                    perspective.’

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