Interviews


  • Clinton, Trump and the Future of US Foreign Policy

    Clinton, Trump and the Future of US Foreign Policy

    The US presidential election is down to its post-Labor Day final countdown. Polls have the two candidates closely matched, but it is the electoral college arithmetic that really matters in this race. Which of the candidates has the best chance...

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  • Australia and India: Beyond The Three Cs

    Australia and India: Beyond The Three Cs

    As India seeks to re-position itself in the global order with regard to economics and security, its bilateral relationship with Australia is evolving. Recognising Australia as a major partner, India is now shifting its focus from the...

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  • India-China: A Game of “Go” in the Indian Ocean

    India-China: A Game of “Go” in the Indian Ocean

    The economic and strategic interests of India and China are converging in the Indian Ocean. For India, the nation's desire for greater power requires a region of the world in which it is predominant; for China, its continuing economic...

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  • TPP and RCEP: What’s Next for Asia-Pacific Trade?

    TPP and RCEP: What’s Next for Asia-Pacific Trade?

    After many years of negotiations, the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement was finalised earlier this year. It is the most wide-ranging trade agreement to be negotiated by Australia. However, there are obstacles to the agreement becoming a...

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  • Gravitational Waves: A Model of Global Collaboration

    Gravitational Waves: A Model of Global Collaboration

    The world’s first gravitational wave signal, announced on 12 February 2016, put science at the forefront of global affairs for a brief period and won the 1000-strong team of physicists the world’s richest science prize. By necessity, the...

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  • Women in Extremist Jihad

    Women in Extremist Jihad

    What prompts a young, educated woman brought up in the West to run away to join a fundamentalist society where the role of women is highly circumscribed? Until recently terrorism and the war on terrorism was considered very much a male...

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  • India’s Bold Foreign Policy Under Modi

    India’s Bold Foreign Policy Under Modi

    Since the election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, Indian foreign policy has become more proactive in reaching out to the world both on land and sea. Under Modi's administration, India has signed a historic land boundary...

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  • Philippines’ Muted Jubilation on Tribunal Ruling

    Philippines’ Muted Jubilation on Tribunal Ruling

    On 12 July, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague rejected China’s claims of having historic title or rights over the South China Sea. The landmark case was initiated by the Philippines in 2013 when it asked the international tribunal...

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  • Why China Rejects Tribunal Ruling

    Why China Rejects Tribunal Ruling

    On 12 July, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague rejected China’s claims of having historic title or historic rights over most of the South China Sea. The landmark case was brought by the Philippines in 2013. Chinese president Xi...

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  • Indonesia’s Maritime Policy Under Jokowi

    Indonesia’s Maritime Policy Under Jokowi

    Since October 2014, many have watched Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s success in implementing his grassroots policies of anti-corruption, poverty reduction, better healthcare and improved infrastructure. Early in his term, President Jokowi...

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