There are four potential flash points where conflict with China could break out. Beijing, though, has yet to present a ‘nail’ to the US ‘hammer’.
The likelihood of open conflict is low, given the risks to China and the US. With the Biden administration treading carefully over Taiwan, why is there so much loose talk of war in Canberra?
At the top of President Biden’s foreign policy agenda are COVID-19 and climate change. He has also pledged to make diplomacy and multilateralism the primary means of US foreign policy.
It is tempting to look back to the Cold War to make sense of current US-China relations. But we are in unchartered waters — and need a better understanding where this competition is heading.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government seems helpless and confused on how to manage the tensions between the United States and China after being caught in the conflict’s crosshairs.
Why a new Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China of MPs from 11 countries is a step in the right direction.
To be a world leader after 1945, the US had to be seen to be anti-racist. Now it no longer cares who is watching.
Hong Kong’s currency is pegged to the US dollar, which offers an opportunity to increase public spending and placate protestors.
In a major speech ahead of the G20, Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to further enhancing Australia’s relationship with China while maintaining its allyship with the United States.
Nuances and complexities will characterise Australia’s relationship with China for the foreseeable future.
America may have missed a window of opportunity to curb China’s rise when it pulled out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
NZ’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern stands out internationally as she talks about doing politics differently. Yet, domestically, there’s little discussion about priorities in foreign policy.
As relations between Washington and Beijing take a turn for the worse, the announcement of a new naval base on Manus Island carries great strategic significance.
Lowy Institute’s Jonathan Pryke on APEC 2018.
Pryke told The Conversation "the desire for a convergence of China into the international liberal order seems like a bit of a fantasy now.”
China turned inward during the Industrial Revolution after being a economic powerhouse for thousands of years. There are lessons about the dangers of Donald Trump’s isolationism in Chinese history.
The recent U.S. trade mission to China failed, allowing no space for future compromise. What follows will likely be much more than a simple trade war.
China has made numerous signals that it does not want to start a trade war with the US.
Australia and Indonesia should collaborate to address challenges in the South China Sea and help de-escalate great power tensions.
The cyberthreat from China is one more of espionage than destruction. And it’s changing – perhaps even lessening.
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.