Plans to withdraw troops in Syria paves way for great destabilisation
The third issue of the La Trobe Asia Brief explores the impact of climate and conflict on the Himalaya
There is little room for quiet diplomacy with Iran as pressure mounts
Indonesia is starting to take notice of women's rights and gender equality.
Handshakes and symbolism are not enough for the US and North Korea
Recent protests have Hong Kong residents fearful of mainland contro
The second issue of the La Trobe Asia Brief explores the elusive balance in Australia and China relations
Australian governments will need to hold allies and partners to their word if they want to distinguish themselves from authoritarian alternatives.
The pressure is intensifying for Australia to rebuild its standing with Beijing ... which Canberra will find increasingly difficult to resist.
China policy must be pragmatic. The PRC and its influence and power cannot be wished away, and some kind of accommodation of Chinese interests will have to be negotiated.
It is unrealistic to hope that such open opposition and criticism across a wide spectrum of issues would not be hurtful towards a country.
With his mandate now secured, Mr Morrison has both the opportunity and obligation to show his true colours on China.
It is in fact a disgrace and paranoid to concoct the conspiracy theory that China connives to threaten Australia's sovereignty and integrity.
For Australia, the dilemma is the extent to which it is willing to accommodate China's rewriting of the maritime rules.
There will be no quick and easy victory for America and its allies. Neither side has a clear advantage in a maritime war.
Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party has been unable to form a coalition
Scott Morrison is relatively inexperienced on foreign policy
But there are still repercussions of a deepening rift
Donald Trump’s language has only inflamed the tense situation
North Korea is firing missiles again