Asian-Pacific region

The Trans-Pacific Partnership : A Free Trade Agreement?


The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) currently nearing its final stages of negotiation purports to be about increasing trade and economic co-operation among its twelve negotiating parties. These twelve countries include…

The Schizophrenic Australian Foreign Policy


Earlier this month on 13 May 2015 David Shear, the US Department of Defence Assistant Secretary for Asian and Pacific Security Affairs addressed the US Senate Foreign Relations committee. Mr Shear…

Indonesia: A Tidbit for the ISIS

Responses to events in the Middle East have drifted all the way to Indonesia, and with such force that they…

Abbott’s Anti-Putin, Anti-China Policy puts Australia on Crash Course

Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott's promise to shirt front Putin over MAS MH17 turned out to be a bluff, and…

About Meetings “on the Sidelines” of APEC

The latest APEC forum, held from 5 to 11 November in Beijing, confirmed two related trends, which have been emerging…

Australia’s Confusion in the Modern Regional Game

Australia is rarely mentioned in European political science journals. It’s an exotic prosperous country, a paradise for tourists, located just…

Geopolitical aspects of the RIMPAC 2014 naval exercises

The world’s largest naval exercises, Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC), are currently being held in the Pacific Ocean. They began…

The Situation in Southeast Asia in light of the Crimean Crisis

The international political and expert community is just beginning to awake from the shock raised by the situation in Crimea.…

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