The Centre for Independent Studies contributes to public debate on a range of topical foreign policy issues.
With the US strategic ‘pivot’ to Asia and China’s economic and military resurgence, Australia’s regional foreign policy is increasingly contentious. The CIS will continue to advocate pragmatic and cautious foreign policy settings to help safeguard a peaceful and prosperous Asia-Pacific.
CIS foreign policy research has extended from defence policy to global democratisation, but now focuses on China-Australia relations, the US security presence in Asia, Chinese foreign policy, and foreign aid.
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01 Sep 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
With US leadership unable to guarantee peace and security in the Indo-Pacific this century, the region will need to transition... Read More...
13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...
31 Oct 2013 | Foreign Policy Analysis|
The Chinese Communist Party’s evolving model of ‘accountable authoritarianism’ is set to prove that prosperity need... Read More...
19 Feb 2013 | Issue Analysis|
Government programs to upskill the Australian workforce for the Asian Century are a solution to a non-problem. With more... Read More...
24 Oct 2012 | Policy Monographs|
Australia should not spend $40 billion to repeat the mistakes of the Collins Class submarine. Nuclear submarines, such as... Read More...
Opinion & Commentary
13 Aug 2014 | Business Spectator|
Hopes of resolving the South China Sea’s bitter territorial disputes have once again proven illusory.... Read More
21 Jul 2014 | China Spectator|
In the South China Sea, Beijing still refuses to accept the rules of conduct, preferring to bully its way to control of disputed ... Read More
11 Jun 2014 | China Spectator|
Beijing will continue to violently revolt against Asia’s territorial status quo.... Read More
03 Jun 2014 | ABC The Drum|
Each year the CCP summarily incarcerates and places under house arrest activists, journalists and academics it worries will ... Read More
12 May 2014 | China Spectator|
The CCP is failing to rise to the challenge of maintaining social stability and internal order among diverse ethnic minority ... Read More
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