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Publications

  1. Preserving Peace as China Rises I

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Mar 2014 | Foreign Policy Analysis

    Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese... Read More...

  2. Accountable Authoritarianism: Why China’s Democratic Deficit Will Last

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 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...

  3. Australia and the Asian Ascendancy: Why Upskilling is Not Necessary to Reap the Rewards

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 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...

  4. Future Submarine Project Should Raise Periscope for Another Look

    Simon Cowan | 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...

  5. BOOK REVIEW: The World America Made

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 22 Sep 2012 | POLICY Magazine

    The World America MadeBy Robert KaganReviewed by Benjamin Herscovitch

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Sorry, Malcolm, Australia needs the US in the Asian century

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Jun 2012 | The Age

    Now is the time for our friendship with America to prosper and thrive.... Read More

  2. No easy solutions in Syria

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 28 May 2012 | The Drum

    There are no easy options in the Syria situation.... Read More

  3. Reduced defence spending may well be sound public policy

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 21 May 2012 | The Canberra Times

    Australia is under US protection and the world is a more peaceful place now.... Read More

  4. Faith placed in Uncle Sam as neighbourhood warily welcomes China

    Jessica Brown | 29 Mar 2012 | The Sydney Morning Herald

    Australians have become used to thinking about the rise of China, the role of America, and what the interplay between these ... Read More

  5. Avoiding conflict but quietly waving flag

    Jessica Brown | 21 Nov 2011 | Newcastle Herald

    Southeast Asian governments will welcome increased US involvement in the region.... Read More

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Ideas@TheCentre

  1. Abbott's diplomacy will pay dividends

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 04 Apr 2014

    The Australian government’s prioritisation of economic diplomacy is perfectly suited to deepening relations with China....

  2. Tepid foreign policy debate sets the right tone

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 23 Aug 2013

    The foreign policy differences between the two major parties are more about rhetorical style than policy substance....

  3. The morality of US military might

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 14 Dec 2012

    Arguments for a US drawdown in the Asia-Pacific betray a lack of appreciation of the moral dimension of the US military presence ...

  4. In Soviet Australia defence is welfare

    Simon Cowan | 23 Nov 2012

    In Soviet Australia, it seems defence is welfare for some groups....

  5. Breaking the IR code

    Alexander Philipatos | 16 Nov 2012

    Many employers are worried that increased union presence will create an ‘us versus them’ working culture....

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