• Russia-Chechnya Conflict: A Lion Waiting to Roar?
    Fresh Perspectives

    Russia-Chechnya Conflict: A Lion Waiting to Roar?

    The deal struck between Kadyrov and Putin that brought the Chechen conflict to an end has led to a period of relative peace for the small republic, but the latitude granted to the Chechen president by Putin may cause long-term problems for the security of the Russian Federation.  There’s a common tendency in articles concerning... More >
  • Disaster Preparation Means Forecast-based Financing Not Band-aids
    Analysis

    Disaster Preparation Means Forecast-based Financing Not Band-aids

    With the World Humanitarian Summit currently underway, it is important to consider the value of forecast-based financing. Financing based on climate forecasts would make us less vulnerable to cyclones and droughts and it makes good economic sense. This week’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul is an unprecedented attempt to bring... More >
  • Turbulent Times Ahead for Tsai Ing-wen’s Taiwan?
    Analysis

    Turbulent Times Ahead for Tsai Ing-wen’s Taiwan?

    President Tsai’s approach to governance reasserts Taiwan’s identity as a self-reliant Asian tiger. However, she must also contend with Beijing relations and the long legacy of Taiwan’s authoritarian past. On 20 May Tsai Ing-wen was inaugurated as president of Taiwan, following her sweeping victory in the January elections. Members of her... More >
  • South Korea’s Foreign Aid: Evolution and Potential
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    South Korea’s Foreign Aid: Evolution and Potential

    South Korea’s increasing importance as a donor of foreign aid showcases not only the country’s role as a global power but also the remarkable transformation and evolution of a nation. As a poster child for successful poverty eradication, South Korea is the only country in the world to have transitioned from a recipient of official... More >
  • A Roadmap for Australian Foreign and Trade Policy
    Analysis

    A Roadmap for Australian Foreign and Trade Policy

    Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said it is an exciting time for Australia. Indeed, it is a period of great opportunity for the Australian government elected later this year to take bold action that will transform Australia into a modern member of the Asian and South West Pacific region. To achieve this transition we must have statesmen and... 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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