By Dr Jeffrey Wilson*
Australia’s Indo-Pacific infrastructure investment has seemed to be caught in a dilemma of choosing between the US and China. But the contemporary market for infrastructure and connectivity programs being put forth by governments in the region presents significant opportunities for diversification.Continue reading
By Dr Pichamon Yeophantong and Dr Luke Fletcher*
Australia appears to be gripped by fears of China’s expansion and “debt-trap diplomacy” in the Pacific. But the evidence suggests Pacific states know what they’re doing, and China is driven more by economic than geostrategic interests.
By Bob Moyse*
War has always been about changing an opponent’s mind. Clausewitz described it as a contest of wills, in which an enemy is defeated when they perceive that they have lost. Alternatively, to mix Thucydides and Sun Tzu, if an enemy considers that conceding better addresses their fear, honour or interest, then their mind is changed just as effectively.Continue reading