C. Christine Fair argues that “the best way of dealing with the various security challenges in South Asia is by being forthright in identifying them correctly and then adopting appropriate policy responses. Little good can come from denying reality in preference to more convenient narratives that hold India and Pakistan equally responsible for the dangerous situation that obtains in the region.”
Jon Kofas argues: Human beings are imbued with free will, however, we are also subjected to a vast range of subluminal influences and our choices are often guided by a force we may call “the collective unconscious.” The collective unconscious, far from being apolitical, serves to uphold many of the values and behaviours that reinforce capitalism and globalisation
Are the recent arrests of FIFA officials an empty distraction from more pressing geopolitical problems? Sunil Dasgupta doesn’t think so. He also thinks the arrests illustrate a key feature of American soft power – i.e., the legal and diplomatic leverage the country enjoys is attributable to its status as a major marketplace.
China has been doing well in its strategy of ‘creeping assertiveness’ and is paying essentially no costs for its claims. At no stage have its territorial claims provoked a single response that Beijing should be concerned about…
In this insightful piece, Mohammad Abu Bakar Siddique asserts that emotion should take pride of place as an aspect of Bengali identity.
Germany became a country haunted by its past – determined to act as a model international citizen that was reluctant to employ its power abroad, a country committed to working through multilateral institutions, and a country eager to become a leading advocate of the non-proliferation regime.
In this timely analysis, Simon Leitch investigates the evolution and current state of the ANZUS Treaty and what it means for Australian-American security cooperation.