Stick or carrot?

The third leg of a trade trip to Asia will be particularly tricky for Prime Minister Tony Abbott, an ANU international relations expert says.

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Tony Abbott and Chinese premier Li Keqiang in 2013. Photo by AFP.

Abbott in Asia

What the experts have to say about Australian Prime Minister's trip to China, Japan and South Korea.

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Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. Photo by AFP.

Playing with fire

South Korean response to North Korea artillery fire justified, ANU international security experts say.

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North Korea shells fall on South Korea's side of the border.

Great powers could come to blows over disputed islands

Japan may prove the stumbling block to China’s ‘new great power relations’ with the US.

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Could Japan land the US and China in a sea of trouble? Photo by AFP.

 

The ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) is Australia’s oldest, largest and highest ranking academic institute for strategic studies research, education and commentary. Our focus is on understanding the complexity of Asia’s strategic environment, Australia’s place in it, and the utility and application of armed force in international affairs.

 

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How to fix our problem with Indonesia

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When a Cold War in East Asia is not a Cold War

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Rattled by democracy’s creep, Russia gambles on force majeure

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Video

In this talk, Professor Paul Dibb examines what are the risks of war between China and the US. He analyses potential crises over North Korea, Taiwan and in the East and South China Seas. Dibb concludes with a discussion about the rise of China and the decline of America and what this means for Australia's defence policy.

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