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Dreaming of an Asian EU
Australia’s new Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, is happy to consider a rough model along such lines. His target year for establishing it is 2020. On June 4, a keen Rudd sketched a few ideas for the Asia Society Australasia Centre in Sydney.
Dreaming of an Asian EU
East Asia
Settling the Issue
Xinjiang is a critically important region to the Chinese government. Firstly, Xinjiang’s Tarim Basin has the country’s fastest-growing oil and gas fields, and potential reserves could also make them the largest.
Settling the Issue
East Asia
Hat Tricks
Tibet is much more than just the Chinese-controlled province of the TAR. Taking into account the real size of Tibet…
Hat Tricks
East Asia
Fukuyama's Side of History
As a key player in the rise of neoconservatism within the US government, and author of the contentious treatise The End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama has an intimate understanding of the Washington scene that formulates so much of US foreign policy.
Fukuyama's Side of History
Oceania
Alas Smith & Rudd
Kevin Rudd has come to power at a time when the balancing act Australia faces in maintaining good relationships with the major Asian powers has never been so fraught or complex.
Alas Smith & Rudd
Oceania
Pacific Power
The Rudd Government has begun to put Australia’s relations with the Pacific on a new and better footing since taking office.
Pacific Power
South Asia
Sub-continental Drift
If you ask foreign policy wonks in New Delhi what they think of India’s ties to Australia, there usually follows a brief, slightly perplexed silence.
Sub-continental Drift
Oceania
Power of One
A solemn prayer and a stirring rendition of the West Papuan national anthem kick-started the gathering in a house behind the little South Seas church in Vanuatu’s capital Port Vila.
Power of One
East Asia
Chinese Ghost Story
On February 5, Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith assured his Chinese counterpart, Yang Jiechi, that Canberra had corrected the feng shui of a disturbing piece of the region’s diplomatic architecture.
Chinese Ghost Story
South Asia
Developing Friends
Daily Star columnist Harun Rashid considers Sino-India ties and the prospects for future co-operation between the two nations.
Developing Friends
Paying Dividends: The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Four Years On
South Asia
Paying Dividends: The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Four Years On
Four years after a historic nuclear deal was signed, many in American policy circles deride the agreement as a failure. They’re wrong.
Paying Dividends: The U.S.-India Nuclear Deal Four Years On
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
Central Asia
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
Obama’s reelection and signs of Iranian willingness to end the nuclear standoff might offer some hope towards a compromise.
Will America Seize the Moment on Iran?
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