• Politics and Strategy

    Jeffrey Mazo: Real and present danger

    23 June 2014.  Buried within the 1,042-page bill authorising next year’s US defence budget is an unusual provision. Entitled ‘prohibition on use of funds to implement certain climate change assessments and reports’, it reads: None of the funds authorized to be appropriated or otherwise made available by this Act may be used to implement the United States Global Change Research Program National Climate Assessment, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Fifth Assessment Report, the...

  • Strategic Comments

    Egypt’s economic crisis challenges El-Sisi

    19 June 2014. 

    Egypt's new president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi has taken charge of an economy severely weakened by three years of political chaos. Gulf states have promised considerable financial support, but given Egypt's future needs it will be imperative to cast the financing net as wide as possible.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Nick Bisley and Andrew Phillips: Narendra Modi’s election win won’t transform Asia’s strategic geography

    28 May 2014.  The scale of Narendra Modi’s Indian election win was as astonishing as it was historic. The Bharatiya Janata Party now has a majority in its own right, ending the interminable wrangling of coalition governments. More importantly, Modi himself has unparalleled scope to shape his government and India’s approach to the world. Many expect, and indeed hope, that the controversial former chief minister of Gujarat will chart a much more strategically...

  • Events

    Webinar: Food Security in Asia

    21 May 2014. 

    Adelphi Webinar
    Monika Barthwal-Datta,
    Lecturer in International Security,
    School of Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
    Wednesday 21 May 2014, 10-11am

  • Survival

    The EU and Ukraine

    19 May 2014.  EU members did not take long-standing Russian positions seriously, assumed any neighbour would be eager to sign up for ‘more Europe’, and have failed to generate a viable reply to Moscow’s intervention.

  • Survival

    Afghanistan’s Geographic Possibilities

    19 May 2014.  Afghanistan’s geostrategic potential is hampered by domestic weakness, regional tensions and major-power competition.

  • Survival

    After the Bo Xilai Trial: Does Corruption Threaten China’s Future?

    19 May 2014.  Curbing corruption is vital for China’s future. But the exposure of corruption cases can only damage public confidence in the CCP and the state more generally.

  • Survival

    Eurasian Integration and the Clash of Values

    19 May 2014.  Putin has now established an independent power centre in Eurasia. Although economic considerations are important, they are also secondary to a set of values differing from those preached by the West.

  • Survival

    Resilience and the Future Balance of Power

    19 May 2014.  There is more to power than the traditional indicators of resources, influence and perception.

  • Politics and Strategy

    Roderic Broadhurst and Peng Wang: Corruption and reform in China

    14 May 2014.  There is a popular sentiment in China that corruption could lead to the end of the state and anti-corruption could lead to the end of the Communist Party. This idea was echoed by former President Hu Jintao in 2012, when he warned that corruption could lead to ‘the collapse of the Party and the downfall of the state’. The 2013 trial of Chongqing party secretary, Politburo member and former minister...

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