To survive in a Chinese world, Australia is going to have to say ‘no’ to China – as Gough Whitlam did.
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Now, more than at any time in our history, Australia needs a relationship with China 'comparable with that which we have, or seek, with other major powers'.
A North Korean ballistic rocket launching drill, undated photo.
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Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
Julie Bishop’s comments come ahead of a visit to Australia this month by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.
Julie Bishop has sent an unusually pointed message to China about the importance of democratic institutions.
While Xi Jinping will no doubt continue as general secretary of the party, the question is whether he will be able to install enough people loyal to him.
There are many key events to watch for this year in China, but by far the most significant is the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, likely to be held in November. The congress is held…
Jokowi’s timetable omitted several of the high-profile events planned for the earlier visit.
Jokowi’s visit was a good deal shorter than the one planned for last year. But it did highlight several important issues in the bilateral relationship.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have just demonstrated to other world leaders how to possibly approach President Donald Trump.
Malcolm Turnbull responded to the Washington Post story at a glass factory in Melbourne’s south on Thursday.
Malcolm Turnbull should walk away from the deal he struck for the US to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island.
A Trump administration raises many questions about how America’s relationships with other world powers will play out.
Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
Chinese dredging vessels are purportedly seen in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands of the South China Sea.
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The Trump Administration is likely to be more aggressive about resisting China in the South China Sea and more forceful about preventing the erosion of America’s position in the western Pacific.
The United Nations Security Council votes on a resolution on monitoring evacuations from besieged parts of Aleppo.
Despite the cataclysmic risks of the Cold War, times have never been as dangerous as these since 1945. Freedom and the rule of law are both under threat.
President-elect Donald Trump’s avowed opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership will work in China’s favour.
If Beijing can bring its neighbours to accept its regional leadership, China would have successfully achieved a dramatic reduction of US influence.
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China may have more to gain from Trump's rise than any other nation – but the risks of a miscalculation are enormous.
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sails the Pacific Ocean in November 2009.
A more muscular foreign policy in our region would carry risks, but it might also show Australia and its neighbours that the US has its interests at heart.
Seven countries in the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership hail from the Asia Pacific.
Security and economic interests, in the guise of the 12-member Trans-Pacific Partnership (seven of which hail from the Asia-Pacific), are causing anxiety among US friends and allies.
Iron fist: Duterte and the Philippine Air Force.
The foul-mouthed, tough-talking president of the Philippines is ironically a pragmatist on foreign policy.
It appears a significant proportion of Australia’s Chinese community feel the Australian media cover China within a narrow framework.
Anti-Chinese hostility, channelled and fanned by the mainstream media, may fuel negative sentiments toward Australia on the part of Chinese migrants.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gives the EU the finger on Sept. 20, 2016.
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President Duterte has picked fights with President Obama and with the EU. His behavior is shaking the U.S.-Philippine alliance and stability in Southeast Asia.
Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.
Why would the Philippine president risk alienating an important and generous ally?
On major strategic questions facing the region Australia and Indonesia are in broad agreement.
Australia and Indonesia should gradually re-frame their relationship by considering shared interests within the broader regional context.
En garde in the Spratly Islands.
Vietnam is deeply spooked by the struggle over the South China Sea – but its friends in south-east Asia aren't so keen to stand up to Beijing.