Being a Top 20 Defence Player
by Peter Jennings
The Australian Institute of International Affairs ran a high-quality conference in Canberra yesterday around the theme of ‘Foreign Policy for a...Read More
The Return of GeopoliticsGreat powers rise and fall on the tide of history. The transition is not always peaceful and linear, but often jagged with points of friction. As the new and old powers cross each other on the way up and down, they create potential zones of tension that may lead to armed conflict through different pathways.... More >
by Ramesh Thakur
Indonesian President Introduces His “Work Cabinet”The composition of Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s new cabinet suggests that political patronage had a role in the selection of government ministers. After several days of speculation and delay, Jokowi announced the members of his cabinet (named Kabinet Kerja or “Cabinet Work”) on 26 October 2014. A week earlier, on the day of his inauguration, he... More >
by Mervyn Piesse
G20: Coming Full CircleAt the Saint Petersburg 2013 Summit, G20 countries made a number of concrete commitments and turning them into results will be beneficial for the global economy, says Russia’s Ludmila Khudyakova. In the current world economy, the main goals of G20’s Saint Petersburg presidency—boosting economic growth, creating new jobs and financial... More >
by Ludmila Khudyakova
Myanmar is one of the most important cases of potential democratisation in the world today. Ruled for...
Zone of Crisis is a very apt description of what this very informative book is about. Professor Saikal...
It is fashionable for strategic analysts to claim to understand India’s growing role and the...