Sino-Japanese tensions have been back in the news, with a series of Japanese naval visits and manoeuvres. Chinese state-run press agency Xinhua denounced Abe on…View More China and Japan: At it Again?
On 24 February, the European Parliament ratified a movement calling on EU countries to halt all arms transfers to Saudi Arabia. This legislation was specifically…View More Saudi Airstrikes in Yemen: How Complicit is Europe?
On 10 June 2014, the Islamic State (IS) occupied Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city. Since then, ethnic and religious minorities have been prosecuted while IS…View More Putting the Dam in Damocles: Iraq’s Largest Dam at Risk of Collapse
The dry season offensive in Myanmar has become somewhat of a tradition. This year, the refusal of various ethnic groups to sign a ‘National Ceasefire…View More Another Year, Another Dry Season Offensive in Myanmar
From 30 November to 12 December, the eyes of the world were on Paris as international leaders negotiated a strategy to address climate change. The…View More Climate Security for Whom?
On 29 January, Japan’s Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics Agency unveiled its new X-2 demonstration fighter. Meant as a demonstration of capabilities, the plane is officially…View More ‘Japan’s New Stealth Aircraft Prototype: How Disruptive Will It Be?
On 8 November, millions of citizens of Myanmar flocked to the polls in the country’s first democratic elections. Aung San Suu Kyi of the National…View More Democracy in Myanmar?
Back in 2011, French shipbuilders DCNS and the Russian corporation Rosoboronexport signed a deal which would have sent two French-designed Mistral-class assault ships to the…View More Egypt Purchases Mistral-class Assault Ships: Problems and Possibilities
On 12 October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel (colloquially just the…View More Angus Deaton: Who is he and Why Does he Matter?
On 14 September, 2015, Malcolm Turnbull defeated Tony Abbott in a leadership spill within Australia’s Liberal Party. For much of his tenure, Abbott was not…View More Australian Foreign Policy: A Turn(bull) for the Better?
Maritime security in Southeast Asia is a hot topic in international affairs. And there’s no shortage of maritime security issues to be addressed. An increasingly…View More Advance Australia Fair: Australia’s Place in the Southeast Asian Arms Race
There is little doubt that China is becoming more assertive on the world stage. Once again, China has set off concerns in its South Asian…View More Trouble Brewing on the Brahmaputra