Analysis


  • How others see us

    Australia is entering an era of powerful neighbours with competing interests. We need to understand how those countries view us and for what purpose they engage with Australia. The shift of global economic weight to Asia is driving big...

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  • Whaling: Why Litigation?

    Australia’s decision to litigate against Japan’s whaling program is a consequence of variable factors within Australia’s domestic political climate. Summer in Australia has come to be associated with sun, surf, cricket, bushfires, and...

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  • In a Cleft Stick: Australia’s Indo-Pacific Policy

    Australia has a vital interest in preventing its region, defined as the Indo-Pacific in the 2013 Defence White Paper, from becoming an arena of great power rivalry. This includes between India and China. Developing a close strategic partnership...

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  • Private International Law: Adding Value for Australia

    The alignment of various nation-state laws by implementation of international conventions has been a work in progress that has had practical benefits for Australia and other countries in resolving cross border legal disputes.  The Hague...

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  • The politics of self-interest bind India and China together

    One of the characteristics of today’s Asia is its asymmetric rivalries, including Japan’s rivalry with China, China’s with the United States, Pakistan’s with India and India’s with China. The India–China rivalry is particularly striking,...

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