Framing the Sino-Russia “axis” narrative in terms of which power wears the pants is not all that helpful, nor is lamenting the end of the international world order as we know it. Yet Australia’s Xi-Putin Summit coverage did just that.
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Filter in Australian Outlook
Abortion and Foot Voting in a Post-Dobbs America
24 March 2023: The Week in Australian Foreign Affairs
Ukraine, Lawfare, and the ICC’s Arrest Warrant for Vladimir Putin
Transnational Filipino Families in the Digital Era
Bangladesh Joins the Region in Signalling its Indo-Pacific Outlook
In the evolving Indo-Pacific landscape, Bangladesh's strategic survival depends on the deft navigation of the heightened rivalry between the United States and China. Focusing on the economic realm of an Indo-Pacific partnership will allow Bangladesh to grow its economic relationship while avoiding being bogged in the great power struggle.
Vietnam’s Public Diplomacy Post Covid-19
Even without an official name or recognition, public diplomacy has actively contributed to Vietnam’s nation branding by engaging with both domestic and international publics. In this branding, Vietnam's fast and efficient response to Covid-19 and its active diplomatic agenda have been prominent.
The Unholy Nexus Between the Monks and Military in Myanmar
Washington's Awkward Line on ICC and Russian War Crimes
The US response to the International Criminal Court (ICC or Court) prosecution of Russian war crimes reveals the contortions of long-held and selective reasoning on international legal obligations. Choosing to support longstanding policy may ultimately end in a win for Russian aggression.