The End of Consensus Politics in China
By John Minnich
Chinese President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign is the broadest and deepest effort to purge, reorganize and rectify the Communist Party leadership since the death of Mao Zedong in 1976 and the rise of Deng Xiaoping two years later. It...
Poor geographic conditions, insufficient preparation and the unsettled sovereignty mean that a nuclear disaster in Taiwan would seriously impact on the region. The three nuclear power plants adjacent to Taipei, which now accommodates a...
Removing Obstacles to Trade: Standstill to Move Forward
By Mark Thirlwell
Mark Thirlwell looks at the various obstacles to trade and how a renewed commitment to the stand still on protectionism can solve the stagnancy in global growth. For more than 200 years, international trade has served as a driver of...
The first week of August marks not only the centenary of the guns of August 1914, but also the fiftieth anniversary of the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which was as near as the United States ever came to a declaration of war in Vietnam. It’s worth...
Social Media in War: Transparency or Propaganda?
By Luke Heemsbergen and Simon Lindgren
In the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defence, the fog of war gave way to the digital smog of social media. So how did the Israeli Defense Forces specifically spread their message in new forms of transparency and propaganda? The use of social media...
What Internet Memes Can Offer International Relations Research
By Caitlin Hamilton
Internet memes offer a potentially rich source of data for International Relations research and there are many reasons for us to investigate what they may offer us in expanding upon our understanding of global politics. The idea of memes was...
NATO and Australia – Why Common Partnership Matters to Both
By Barbora Maronkova
In today’s interconnected world NATO’s global partnership network seeks to provide an effective response to international security challenges. There are good reasons for Australia and NATO, who share similar values and a high interoperability of...
Staying on Track
By Claudia Schmucker and Katharina Gnath
The G20 as an informal forum is ideal for frank discussions, but the Brisbane Summit must deliver on the two main issues, global economic growth and resilience. Germany has always been a strong supporter of multilateralism and the governance...