• A Roadmap for Australian Security Policy
    Analysis

    A Roadmap for Australian Security Policy

    Our leaders should try to do what they believe to be worth doing for the country. When John F. Kennedy said during his inauguration “Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” he was indicating what most countries wishing to advance should be doing. The evolution of a... More >
  • The Trudeau Doctrine: Breaking the Mould?
    Analysis

    The Trudeau Doctrine: Breaking the Mould?

    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have set out a path-breaking agenda to portray Canada not as a hard-power-first global competitor but more as a responsibly-acting global citizen. It remains to be seen if the intention translates into workable policies. Upon the election of Canadian Prime Minister Justin... More >
  • Sanders Key to Clinton’s Prospects as US Election Gets Serious
    Analysis

    Sanders Key to Clinton’s Prospects as US Election Gets Serious

    The more heated Sanders’ supporters become, the greater the likelihood of a messy Democratic National Convention. Trump’s unprecedented announcement of potential Supreme Court nominees reminds us what is at stake in this election. Donald Trump has announced a list of 11 legal figures he would consider appointing to the US Supreme... More >
  • Is Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision Short-Sighted?
    Analysis

    Is Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision Short-Sighted?

    With the drying up of oil revenues and lower oil prices, Saudi Arabia now has a vision document in place to deal with its social and economic crises. But given a weak public administration and lack of demand for private jobs, the state will have a tough time altering the social contract with its people. The... More >
  • Obama’s Trip to Vietnam and Japan Isn’t Just a Friendly Visit
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    Obama’s Trip to Vietnam and Japan Isn’t Just a Friendly Visit

    Obama’s visit to Japan and Vietnam, as part of his farewell tour, is his 10th trip to Asia. With United States lifting its arms embargo on Vietnam, it remains to be seen how China will react to the deepening US-Vietnam relations and if his visit to Hiroshima will quell any resentment among the Japanese people.  President... More >

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Reading Room

The Raj at War: A People’s History of India’s Second World War

Yasmin Khan is a British historian at Oxford University. She has a distinguished reputation as the author...

Beyond South Asia: India’s Strategic Evolution and the Reintegration of the Subcontinent

Neil Padukone’s book is part of an increasing lexicon devoted to the evolution of India’s strategic...

South Vietnamese Soldiers: Memories of the Vietnam War and After

As two distinguished historians, Peter Edwards and Jeffrey Grey, have separately noted this book recovers...

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