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  1. The Fog of Foreign Policy: Why only ‘least bad’ options are available in Syria, Iraq and other global hotspots

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 18 May 2015 | Research Reports

    This research outlines that the success of foreign policy initiatives depends on immensely complex and constantly evolving... Read More...

  2. What are We Fighting For? Islamism and the Threat to Liberal Ideas

    David Kilcullen | 10 Feb 2015 | Occasional Papers

    This volume brings together two presentations and the introductions from an event hosted by the Centre for Independent Studies... Read More...

  3. Preserving Peace as China Rises II: Preparing for a Post-American Asian Order

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

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Opinion & Commentary

  1. Australia should stay out of the South China Sea

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 04 Jun 2015 | China Spectator

    Canberra looks set to wade into the South China Sea’s turbulent waters.  ... Read More

  2. Hard-headed realism needed in the South China Sea

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 13 Aug 2014 | Business Spectator

    Hopes of resolving the South China Sea’s bitter territorial disputes have once again proven illusory.... Read More

  3. 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

  4. No easy solutions in Syria

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 28 May 2012 | The Drum

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

  5. 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

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  1. Beware the ideology of Islamism

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 30 Jan 2015

    The latest spate of radical Islamist terrorist attacks on schools, cafes, offices and other 'soft targets' has again ignited ...

  2. Iraq 2014 : This time it's different

    Amelia Haigh | 10 Oct 2014

    While Australia’s involvement a decade ago was questionable, this time it has legal and legitimate foundations, and is ...

  3. Widening war in Iraq and Syria is a necessary path to peace

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 12 Sep 2014

    US President Barack Obama was pilloried two weeks ago for admitting that his administration lacked a strategy to combat Islamic ...

  4. Counterbalancing China in a post-American Asian order

    Benjamin Herscovitch | 05 Sep 2014

    Since World War II, the United States has been Asia's benevolent hegemon. Capitals across the region-from Seoul to Canberra-have ...

  5. 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....

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