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  • New Report

    Preserving Peace as China Rises II: Preparing for a Post-American Asian Order Benjamin Herscovitch

    With US leadership unable to guarantee peace and security in the Indo-Pacific this century, the region will need to transition to a balance of power system divided between China, the United States, India and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). To mitigate dangerously destabilising tensions between these great powers, this report also recommends establishing new Asian security dialogues and communication hotlines between the Chinese National Security Council and its Indian and American counterparts. 

  • Recent Publications

    Sovereignty, Blame Games and Tony Abbott’s New Federalism Anne Twomey, Jeremy Sammut, Nick Greiner and Robert Carling

    This volume brings together the four presentations made to a Centre for Independent Studies public forum on reforming the Australian federation. The forum was held in the context of the Commonwealth government’s initiative to conduct a review of federalism leading to the issue of a reform white paper in 2015. 

    Helen Hughes: A Tribute Glenys Byrne, Greg Lindsay, Noel Pearson, Ron Duncan and Tony Abbott

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