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Links to information that is relevant to the critical thinking and policy issues for Indauspac.

Last updated 3 September 2014

Chamber during the early and mid 1990s formed the present four ACCCI Policy Committees covering Trade and Investment, Commerce and Industry. Public Affairs and Media, and Cultural and Sport. This was approached in the context of the Chamber's thinking/strategy on China's Key Cities initiated in the mid/late 1980s and implemented post 1989.

 

A detailed reading of the Chamber Website will indicate that we have consistently followed these themes in Australia China Economic Relations, whether during the 90s basically bilaterally or since the PRC entry into the WTO in late 2001 with global perspectives.

 

The early 2009 launch of Indauspac Strategy and Indauspac Watch was simply an Australia-centric refinement of this global focus and a recognition of the post GFC multi-polar world. The first three Observations columns tried to explain our thinking and perspectives.

 

Indauspac Strategy has focused on Public Policy issues with emphasis on economic, political, military and strategic issues whereas Indauspac Watch is concerned with Private Civil matters in the social, cultural, commercial and historical areas.

 

In both cases our main sources are from global institutions as well as country/provincial/city government publications and authoritative media, think-tank and academic commentary. The purpose has always been to assist the ACCCI Policy Committees evaluate the evolving Australia China Relationship and particularly Australian Government Policy options at Global, Federal, State and Municipal levels. In turn ACCCI Special Projects are derived from this policy work.

 

The G20 Monitor on the ACCCI Website provides an important framework for Indauspac. Similarly with the other three Monitors of academic writings - Foreign Policy, Political System and Legal System.

 

Michael CH Jones

President, ACCCI

All Regions – General

Reuters, “BRICS Countries Create $100bn Bank to Ease Western Grip on Global Finances,” The Guardian, 16 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jul/16/brics-countries-development-bank.

 

Editorial, “BRICS Evolution Caters to Emerging States,” Global Times, 14 July 2014.  Available at:

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/870562.shtml.

 

Benjamin Selwyn, “The Working Class Does the Job,” Le Monde Diplomatique, March 2014.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2014/03/13development.

 

Spiegel Staff, “US Tips Global Power Scales with Fracking”, Spiegel Online, 1 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-gas-extraction-methods-alter-global-balance-of-power-a-880546.html.

 

Peter Cai, “Open Society a Pathway to Prosperity”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/open-society-a-pathway-to-prosperity-20130120-2d178.html.

 

No author cited, “Go with the Flow: Global Regulators Soften Their Stance on Liquidity”, The Economist 12 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21569405-global-regulators-soften-their-stance-liquidity-go-flow?fsrc=nlw|wwb|1-10-2013|4576732|34237756|.

 

Larry Elliott, “New-Wave Economies Going for Growth, The Guardian, 18 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/18/booming-economies-beyond-brics?INTCMP=SRCH.

 

Vivek Wadhwa, “Five Innovations Predictions for 2013”, The Washington Post, 5 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-innovations/five-innovation-predictions-for-2013/2013/01/04/f4718be6-55c5-11e2-bf3e-76c0a789346f_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

 

Seumas Milne, “The End of the New World Order”, The Guardian, 19 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/oct/19/new-world-order?INTCMP=SRCH.

 

Greg Mills, “Global Strategic Trends: Who ‘Is’ We? – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 17 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17082012-global-strategic-trends-who-is-we-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

 

Zanny Minton Beddoes, “For Richer, for Poorer: Growing Inequality Is One of the Biggest Social, Economic and Political Challenges of Our Time”, The Economist, 13 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21564414?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709.

 

Lydia Polgreen, “Arab Uprisings Point Up Flaws in Global Court”, The New York Times, 7 July 1012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/world/middleeast/arab-spring-reveals-international-court-flaws.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120708.

 

Pradumna B Rana, “Towards a Region-Wide FTA in Asia: Whither the Trilateral FTA? – Analysis, Eurasia Review, 13 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/13062012-towards-a-region-wide-fta-in-asia-whither-the-trilateral-fta-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

 

Joel Ng, Walter Lotze and Andreas Stensland, “Global Norms in Regional Institutions: Lessons from the African Union and ASEAN – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 13 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/13062012-global-norms-in-regional-institutions-lessons-from-the-african-union-and-asean-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

 

Matt Wade, “Deadliest Form of Food Fight”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/deadliest-form-of-food-fight-20110626-1glvg.html.

 

Homi Kharas, “The Evolving International Architecture for Development Cooperation”, Brookings Policy Paper, Global Views Series, Number 29, November 2011.  Available at: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2011/11/international-architecture-kharas.

 

Henry A Kissinger, “The Limits of Universalism: On Burkean Conservatism”, The New Criterion, June 2012.  Available at: http://www.newcriterion.com/articles.cfm/The-limits-of-universalism-7397.

Michael Fullilove, “2020 Vision: That Sinking Feeling” The Australian, 16 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/vision-that-sinking-feeling/story-e6frg6z6-1225819877287.

Joshua Cooper Ramo, “The Beijing Consensus”, The Foreign Policy Centre (London), 2004.  Available at: http://fpc.org.uk/fsblob/244.pdf.

All Regions - Religion

Paul Sheehan, “Twisting Islam to Justify Cruelty”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/twisting-islam-to-justify-cruelty-20130526-2n535.html#.

African Region

Special feature on Africa by Spiegel Online:

Part 1: ‘Bartholomäus Grill, “Billions from Beijing: Africans Divided over Chinese Presence,” Spiegel Online, 29 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/chinese-investment-in-africa-boosts-economies-but-worries-many-a-934826.html.

Part 2, Spiegel Staff, “A Giant Awakens: Inside Africa’s Economic Upsurge,” Spiegel Online, 30 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/spiegel-series-on-winners-and-losers-of-economic-boom-in-africa-a-934816.html.

Part 3: Jan Puhl, “Silicon Savannah: Africa’s Transformative Digital Revolution,” Spiegel Online, 5 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/silicon-savannah-how-mobile-phones-and-the-internet-changed-africa-a-936307.html.

Part 4: Bartholomäus Grill, Taking Charge: How African women Are Making Major Gains,” Spiegel Online, 5 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/women-play-increasingly-important-role-in-african-life-and-politics-a-937146.html.

Asia-Pacific Region

Xinhua/Lan Hongguang, “Xi: Asian Nations Voice Capacity of Taking Lead in Solving Asian Affairs,” People’s Daily, 22 May 2014.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/0522/c90883-8730697.html.

Bettina Wassener, “Asia-Pacific Nations Push to Rein in Rising Currencies”, The New York Times, 8 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/09/business/global/09iht-asiaecon09.html?ref=global-home.

Jagdish Bhagwati, “Why the TPP is Undermining the Doha Round”, East Asia Forum, 14 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/14/why-the-tpp-is-undermining-the-doha-round/.

Dr Sudhanshu Tripath, “New Thrust to India-Japan Relations: A ‘Broader Asia’ Likely – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 25 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/25122012-new-thrust-to-india-japan-relations-a-broader-asia-likely-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Evan A Feigenbaum and Robert A Manning, “A Tale of Two Asias”, East Asia Forum, 4 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/12/04/a-tale-of-two-asias/.

Eric Stadium and Elizabeth Brigg, “The Trans-Pacific Partnership: Free Trade at What Costs? – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 22 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/22082012-the-trans-pacific-partnership-free-trade-at-what-costs-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Eurasia Region

Pradumna B Rana, “Connectivity in Asia: Reviving the Old Silk Road? – Analysis” Eurasia Review, 23 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/23042013-connectivity-in-asia-reviving-the-old-silk-road-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Regions of the World from an Australia-Centric Maritime Perspective

 

1. South Africa/Egypt - Africa

2. India/Iran - West Asia

3. China/Japan - East Asia

4. Indonesia/Thailand/Vietnam - ASEAN

5. United States - North America (Canada and Mexico)

6. Brazil - Latin America (excluding Mexico)

7. Australia - Oceania (including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa)

8. Antarctica - Southern Ocean

9. EU – Eurasia (including Russia)

 

:Region 1


1. South Africa/Egypt - Africa


No author cited, “Ever Closer: A Continent Mulls Merging Currencies,” The Economist, 7 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21591246-continent-mulls-merging-currencies-ever-closer.

Pambazuka News, “The Increasing US Shadow Wars in Africa – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 22 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/22072012-the-increasing-us-shadow-wars-in-africa-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Craig Whitlock, “US Expands Secret Intelligence Operations in Africa”, Eurasia Review, 14 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-expands-secret-intelligence-operations-in-africa/2012/06/13/gJQAHyvAbV_story.html.

Jerome Mwanda, “Africa Plans Free Trade Area”, Eurasia Review, 19 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/19022012-africa-plans-free-trade-area/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

AFP, “New $875bn Trade Bloc to Draw in Comesa, EAC and SADC”, The Australian, 13 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/new-875bn-trade-bloc-to-draw-in-comesa-eac-and-sadc/story-e6frg90o-1226074169166.

Deborah Brautigam, “Africa’s Eastern Promise: What the West Can Learn From Chinese Investment in Africa”, Foreign Affairs, 5 January 2010.  Available at:http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/65916/deborah-brautigam/africa’s-eastern-promise.

Wenran Jiang, “Fuelling the Dragon: China’s Rise and Its Energy and Resources Extraction in Africa”,The China Quarterly, Vol. 199, online version dated 10 September 2009.  Downloads may be purchased at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/mostReadArticle?jid=CQY&modal=m.

Daniel Large, “China’s Sudan Engagement: Changing Northern and Southern Political Trajectories in Peace and War”, The China Quarterly, Vol. 199, online version dated 10 September 2009.  Downloads may be purchased at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/mostReadArticle?jid=CQY&modal=m.

Julia C. Strauss and Martha Saavedra, “Introduction: China, Africa and Internationalisation”, The China Quarterly, Vol. 199, online version dated 10 September 2009.  Downloads may be purchased at:http://journals.cambridge.org/action/mostReadArticle?jid=CQY&modal=m.

Chris Alden and Christopher R. Hughes, “Harmony and Discord in China’s Africa Strategy: Some Implications for Foreign Policy”, The China Quarterly, Vol. 199, online version dated 10 September 2009.  Downloads may be purchased at: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/mostReadArticle?jid=CQY&modal=m.

Barry Sautman and Yan Hairong, “African Perspectives on China-Africa Links”, The China Quarterly, Vol. 199, online version dated 10 September 2009.  Downloads may be purchased at:http://journals.cambridge.org/action/mostReadArticle?jid=CQY&modal=m.

Emrys Chew, “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Indian Ocean and the Maritime Balance of Power in Historical Perspective”, RSIS Working Papers No. 144 (October 2007).  Online copy available at:http://www.rsis.edu.sg/publications/WorkingPapers/WP144.pdf

“Center Stage for the Twenty-first Century: Power Plays in the Indian Ocean”, by Robert D. Kaplan fromForeign Affairs, March/April 2009.  Available at:http://www.foreignaffairs.org/20090301faessay88203/robert-d-kaplan/center-stage-for-the-twenty-first-century.html.

“Into Africa” by Roger Donnelly and Benjamin Ford is available on the Lowy Institute Internet site: http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=870.

Comment on “Into Africa” by Michael C.H. Jones, entitled “A Must Read for Strategic Thinkers”.

East Coast

Comoros

Library of Congress background Comoros
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/kmtoc.html.

Kenya

Uche Igwe, “Drama of Kenyan Politics Ahead of Elections – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 20 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/20022012-drama-of-kenyan-politics-ahead-of-elections-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Jeffrey Gettleman, “Kenya Concedes Invasion Part of Long-Term Strategy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/kenya-concedes-invasion-part-of-longterm-strategy-20111027-1mm12.html.  See commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonKenya.pdf.

BBC News, “Kenya Country Profile”, 23 February, 2010.  Available at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/country_profiles/1024563.stm.

Afrol News, “ICC Prosecutor Submits 20 Names”, 4 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.afrol.com/articles/35528.

“Kenya Government Ministries and other Organs”, diani.info, (undated).  Available at: http://www.diani.info/governmentministries.asp.

Madagascar

Thomas L Friedman, “Maybe in America,” The New York Times, 29 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/30/opinion/thomas-friedman-maybe-in-america.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region. 

Library of Congress background on Madagascar:
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/mgtoc.html.

Wikipedia, “Chinese People in Madagascar”.  Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_people_in_Madagascar.

US Library of Congress, “Selected Internet Resources on Government, Politics and Law: Madagascar”. Available at: http://www.loc.gov/rr/international/amed/madagascar/resources/madagascar-government.html.

ERIN, “Madagascar: Government Cuts Hit Education Hard”, Spero News, 15 February 2010.  Available at: http://www.speroforum.com/a/27431/Madagascar---Government-cuts-hit-education-hard.

Maldives, Republic of

Eric Randolph, “Democracy, Take Two,” Foreign Affairs, 11 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139916/eric-randolph/democracy-take-two.

Sathiya Moorthy, “Maldives Moving Away from India? – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 31 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/31122012-maldives-moving-away-from-india-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Mauritius

Richard Norton-Taylor, “Mauritius PM Targets Chagos Islands Sovereignty after Downing Street Talks”, The Guardian, 8 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/08/mauritius-chagos-islands-sovereignty-talks.

Library of Congress background Mauritius:
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/mutoc.html.

Mozambique

David Alexander Robinson, “Chinese Engagement with Africa: The Case of Mozambique – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 21 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/21012012-chinese-engagement-with-africa-the-case-of-mozambique-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Seychelles

Library of Congress background on Seychelles
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/sctoc.html.

South Africa

David Smith, “Desmond Tutu Expresses Outrage at Failing Politicians in South Africa”, The Guardian, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/04/desmond-tutu-expresses-outrage-failing-politicians.

Horand Knaup and Jan Puhl, “Architects of Poverty: The Self Destrtction of Africa’s ANC”, Spiegel Online 29 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/corruption-violence-and-divisions-tears-at-anc-of-south-africa-a-852365.html.

BuaNews, “South Africa, US Pledge More Cooperation”, Eurasia Review, 8 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/08082012-south-afica-us-pledge-more-cooperation/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Ian Shields, “Southern Africa’s ‘Defence Community’: Now You See It, Now You Don’t – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 1 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/01062012-southern-africas-defense-community-now-you-see-it-now-you-dont-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Steward Maclean and David Smith”, South African Campaigners Unite Against Secrecy Bill”, The Guardian, 6 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/06/south-african-campaigners-secrecy-bill.

William Gumede, “South Africa’s ANC Reaches a Milestone, but Loses Its Way”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/south-africas-anc-reaches-a-milestone-but-loses-its-way-20120109-1pro2.html.

Brian Latham, “South Africa Ready to Throw Out 1.2m Who Fled Mubabe”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/south-africa-ready-to-throw-out-12m-who-fled-mugabe-20110104-19f31.html.

South African Prime Minister and Government corruption.
http://www.smh.com.au/world/row-over-23m-cost-to-taxpayer-of-supporting-zumas-family-20100318-qifa.html.

Library of Congress background on South Africa
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/zatoc.html.

Economic Minister - New Strategic Plan: http://www.sabcnews.com/portal/site/SABCNews/menuitem.5c4f8fe7ee929f602ea12ea1674daeb9/?vgnextoid=0378126883f27210VgnVCM10000077d4ea9bRCRD&vgnextfmt=default.

FIFA has problems with Chinese factory: http://www.sabcnews.com/portal/site/SABCNews/menuitem.5c4f8fe7ee929f602ea12ea1674daeb9/?vgnextoid=2ca2d39c58347210VgnVCM10000077d4ea9bRCRD&vgnextfmt=default&channelPath=home.

South African Government Information: http://www.info.gov.za/speeches/index.htm.

South African Government Information, “Statement by President Jacob Zuma on the Appointment of the New Cabinet”, 10 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.info.gov.za/speeches/2009/09051016451001.htm.

South Sudan

Associated Press, “A Look at South Sudan, the World’s Newest Country as of Saturday”, The Washington Post, 9 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/a-look-at-south-sudan-the-worlds-newest-country-as-of-saturday/2011/07/08/gIQA83Yx3H_story.html.

Sudan

Jeffrey Gettleman, “Sudan’s Bombers Send Message to Rebels as Split with South Nears”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/sudans-bombers-send-message-to-rebels-as-split-with-south-nears-20110704-1gz16.html.

Library of Congress background on Sudan:
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/sdtoc.html.

Swaziland

Tanzania

Uganda

Patience Akumu, “Ugandans Begin to Question the High Price of the Growing China-African Pact,” The Guardian, 27 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jul/27/china-executes-ugandans-drugs-trafficking.

Muslim Northeastern Belt

Somalia

Egypt

Shibley Telhami, “Egypt’s Identity Crisis,” The Washington Post, 17 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/egypts-identity-crisis/2013/08/16/70d1459c-0524-11e3-88d6-d5795fab4637_story.html.

Ulrike Putz, “Post-Coup: Egyptians Have High Hopes for ‘Second Revolution,’” Spiegel Online, 4 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/egyptians-hope-the-second-revolution-will-find-success-a-909527.html.

Michael Birnbaum, “Egypt’s President Morsi Takes Sweeping New Powers”, The Washington Post, 23 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/egypts-president-morsi-takes-sweeping-new-powers/2012/11/22/8d87d716-34cb-11e2-92f0-496af208bf23_story.html.

Anne Gearan, “Egypt’s President Morsi Tells UN: Insults to Muhammad ‘Unacceptable’”, The Washington Post, 27 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/egypts-president-morsi-tells-un-insults-to-muhammad-unacceptable/2012/09/26/fef14e46-07f3-11e2-858a-5311df86ab04_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Ibrahim Saif, “The Economic Agenda of the Islamist Parties”, Carnegie Endowment, May 2012.  Available at: http://carnegie-mec.org/publications/?fa=48187#.

Marina Ottaway, “Egypt’s Transition: Finding a Way Out of the Vicious Circle”, Carnegie Endowment, 6 February 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/06/egypt-s-transition-finding-way-out-of-vicious-circle/9g4f.

Nathan J Brown, “When Victory Becomes an Option: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood Confronts Success”, Carnegie Endowment, January 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/01/10/when-victory-becomes-option-egypt-s-muslim-brotherhood-confronts-success/8y4l.

Adrian Blomfield, “Brotherhood in Split with Egyptian Army”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/brotherhood-in-split-with-egyptian-army-20111209-1onld.html.

No author cited, “Egypt’s Politics: Uncomfortably Polarised”, The Economist, 15 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21532336?fsrc=nlw|wwp|10-13-2011|politics_this_week.

Volkhard Windfuhr, “Egypt Approves Massive Bridge to Saudi Arabia”, Spiegel Online, 18 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,775020,00.html.

Reuters, “UAE Offers $US3b Aid Package to Egypt”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/uae-offers-us3b-aid-package-to-egypt-20110705-1gzm8.html.

Jason Koutsoukis, “Revolution Brings New Fears for Copts”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/revolution-brings-new-fears-for-copts-20110614-1g1vm.html.  See comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonEgypt.pdf.

Peter Hartcher, “Democracy Hopes Teetering at the Top of a Pyramid”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/democracy-hopes-teetering-at-the-top-of-a-pyramid-20110207-1ak3a.html.

Farid Farid, “Has Egypt’s Government Abandoned Alexandria?” The Australian, 5 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/has-egypts-government-abandoned-alexandria/story-e6frg6zo-1225981949467.

MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “The 60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Australia-Egypt Diplomatic Relations, 10 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/kr_sp_101211.html

Northwestern Belt

Algeria

Chad

Libya

Rana Jawad, “Will Libya’s Militias Defeat Democracy?” BBC News, 22 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-28418925. 

Western Sahara

Mali

Mauriitania

Morocco

Niger

Tunesia

Western Sahara


Region 2


2. India/Iran - West Asia

Background

September 2014

Peter Harlig, “IS Back in Business,” Le Monde Diplomatique, September 2014.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2014/09/04islamicstate.

Thomas L Friedman, “ISIS and SISI,” The New York Times, 24 June 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/25/opinion/thomas-friedman-isis-and-sisi.html?ref=opinion.

Vijay Sakhuja, “Maritime Multilateralism: China’s Strategy for the Indian Ocean, China Brief, Vol. 9, Issue 22 (4 November 2009).  Available at: http://www.jamestown.org/single/?no_cache=1&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=35692&tx_ttnews[backPid]=13&cHash=ddfe97e54a.

Centre Stage for the Twenty-first Century: Power Plays in the Indian Ocean, by Robert D. Kaplan from Foreign Affairs, March/April 2009.

West Asia Region

Rober Cohen, “A Middle Eastern Primer,” The New York Times, 30 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/31/opinion/cohen-a-middle-eastern-primer.html?ref=opinion.

Abu Dhabi

Mark Day, “Rupert Murdoch’s Middle East Call to Freedom”, The Australian, 21 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/murdoch-plans-an-arab-language-satellite-news-channel-in-middle-east/story-e6frg99o-1226025002133.

Afghanistan

Kevin Sieff, “Interview: Karzai Says 12-Year Afghanistan War Has Left Him Angry at US Government, The Washington Post, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/interview-karzai-says-12-year-afghanistan-war-has-left-him-angry-at-us-government/2014/03/02/b831671c-a21a-11e3-b865-38b254d92063_story.html?hpid=z4.

Richard Norton-Taylor, “Taliban Prepared to Accept Afghanistan Ceasefire and Political Deal, Say Experts”, The Guardian, 10 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/10/taliban-ceasefire-political-deal-experts.

Amin Saikal, “Afghanistan Focus Needs Readjusting”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/afghanistan-focus-needs-readjusting-20111102-1mvki.html.

AP, “Foreigners Not Wanted, Says Karzai”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/foreigners-not-wanted-says-karzai-20110322-1c582.html.

Doyle McManus, “Afghan End Receding from Sight”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/afghan-end-receding-from-sight-20101222-195ht.html

http://www.slate.com/id/2267465/pagenum/all/#p2.

Frud Bezhan, “Reconciliation Plan Unlikely to Bring Peace”, The Australian, 23 July 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/reconciliation-plan-unlikely-to-bring-peace/story-e6frg6ux-1225895825085.

Dan Oakes, “West Braces for a Difficult Conversation with the Taliban”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/west-braces-for-a-difficult-conversation--with-the-taliban-20100722-10m5t.html.

Peter Hartcher, “West’s Failure of Nerve Is a Win for Islamic Terrorism”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/wests-failure-of-nerve-is-a-win-for-islamic-terrorism-20100719-10hqz.html.

Brad Norington, “Drop Afghan Pullout Deadline, Barack Obama Told”, The Australian, 6 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/drop-afghan-pullout-deadline-barack-obama-told/story-e6frg6so-1225888216507.

Simon Mann, “US Freezes $4b of Aid to Afghans”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-freezes-4b-of-aid-to-afghans-20100701-zqos.html.

Michael Hastings, “The Runaway General”, Rolling Stone, 22 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/17390/119236?RS_show_page=0.

Arab Monarcharies

James M. Dorsey, “Revolt in the Middle East: Arab Monarchies Next? – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, http://www.eurasiareview.com/24102012-revolt-in-the-middle-east-arab-aonarchies-next-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Bahrain

Frederic Wehrey, “The March of Bahrain’s Hardliners”, Carnegie Endowment, 31 May 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/05/31/march-of-bahrain-s-hardliners/b0zr.

Bangladesh

Editorial, “Political Crisis in Bangladesh”, The New York Times, 20 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/opinion/political-crisis-in-bangladesh.html?ref=opinion.

im Yardley, “Export Powerhouse Feels Pangs of Labour Strife”, The New York Times, 23 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/world/asia/as-bangladesh-becomes-export-powerhouse-labor-strife-erupts.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120824.

Pushpita Das, “Check the Downslide in India-Bangladesh Relations”, IDSA, 4 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.idsa.in/idsacomments/ChecktheDownslideinIndiaBangladeshRelations_pdas_040112.

No author cited, “Revision to Type: Bangladesh’s Economy Is Becoming Ever Healthier; Its Politics Are Heading in the Opposite Direction”, The Economist, 13 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21525897.

Tanveer Ahmed, “Bangladesh Can Be a Secular Beacon for the Muslim World”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17

June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/bangladesh-can-be-a-secular-beacon-for-the-muslim-world-20110616-1g5t2.html.  Comment by Michael C H Jones is available at http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonBangladesh.pdf.

Bhutan

Rajeev Sharma, “The Bhuran-China-India Triangle – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 31 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/31082012-the-bhutan-china-india-triangle-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Rahul Bhonsle, “India- Bhutan-China Strategic Triangle – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/18072012-india-bhutan-china-strategic-triangle-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Central Asian Republics

Kirill Nourzhanov, “Central Asia in 2012: Stability and Strategic Choices”, East Asia Forum, 28 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/12/28/central-asia-in-2012-stability-and-strategic-choices/.

Farooq Yousaf, “Learning to Coexist: Russia’s Resurgence Through Central Asian Cooperation – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 3 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/03072012-learning-to-coexist-russias-resurgence-through-central-asian-cooperation-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Gulf States

Arab News, “GCC Now Stronger Than Ever Before: Al-Zayani”, Eurasian Review, 13 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/13062012-gcc-now-stronger-than-ever-before-al-zayani/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Abdel Aziz Aluwaisheg, “Gulf Union Marches on – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 23 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/23052012-gulf-union-marches-on-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Foreign Minister, “Speech at the 4th Plenary of the Manama Dialogue”, 4 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/kr_sp_101204.html.  The Website for the Manama Dialogue is: http://www.iiss.org/conferences/the-iiss-regional-security-summit/manama-dialogue-2010/.

India

Amitabh Mattoo, “Rethinking Indian Federalism, East Asia Forum, 27 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/27/rethinking-indian-federalism/.

Pranab Bardhan, ”The Slowing of Two Economic Giants,” The New York Times, 14 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/15/opinion/the-slowing-of-two-economic-giants.html

Milan Vaishnav, “Five Truths About India”, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2 November 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/11/02/five-truths-about-india/ebjq#.

Siraj Nizameni, “Indian Strategic Thinking vis-à-vis Indian Ocean – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 31 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/31102012-indian-strategic-thinking-vis-a-vis-indian-ocean-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29. See also comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonIndia.pdf.

Salma Yusuf, “India – China Relations: A Role for Sri Lanka? – Analysis, Eurasia Review, 29 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/29102012-india-china-relations-a-role-for-sri-lanka-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

No author cited, “Unsettled for a Long Time Yet: Fifty Years after a Nasty High-Altitude War, A Boarder Dispute Remains Unresolved:, The Economist, 20 October 2012  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21564861-fifty-years-after-nasty-high-altitude-war-border-dispute-remains-unresolved.

Arun Sahgal, “China – Bhutan Relations and India – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 27 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/27092012-china-bhutan-relations-and-india-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Mehendra Ved, “President Mukherjee Spells Vision for a Turbulent India”, East Asia Forum, 14 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/14/president-mukherjee-spells-vision-for-a-turbulent-india/.

Teshu Sing, “China-Bhutan Relations: Implications for Indian Security – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 2 August 2012.  Available:  http://www.eurasiareview.com/02082012-china-bhutan-relations-implications-for-indian-security-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Rick Rozoff, “US Uses NATO for Black Sea Military Buildup – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 27 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/27072012-us-uses-nato-for-black-sea-military-buildup-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Joby Warrick, “Iran Bolsters Retaliation Capability in Persian Gulf, Experts Say”, The Washington Post, 27 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/iran-bolsters-retaliation-capability-in-gulf-experts-say/2012/07/26/gJQAQuFUCX_story.html.

Richard Rousseau, “India, the SCO and Potential Shift in the Asian Axis of Power – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 25 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/25072012-india-the-sco-and-potential-shift-in-the-asian-axis-of-power-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Louise Merrington, “Rebalancing Asia: Panetta Visits India”, East Asia Forum, 19 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/19/rebalancing-asia-panetta-visits-india/.

Ajey Lele and Cherian Samuel, “Panetta’s Prescription for New Directions in US-India Defence Relations: Cyber and Space Security – Analysis, Eurasian Review, 9 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/09062012-panettas-prescription-for-new-directions-in-us-india-defence-relations-cyber-and-space-security-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  The text of the speech by Leon E Panetta, US Secretary of Defence to the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses is entitled “The US and India: Partners in the 21st Century”, and it is available at: http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1682.

B Raman, “India: Modernisation of National Security Apparatus – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 26 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/26052012-india-modernisation-of-national-security-apparatus-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Gauri Khandekar, “The EU-India Summit: On the Threshold of Change – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 4 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/04032012-the-eu-india-summit-on-the-threshold-of-change-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Keerthi Sampath Kumar, “India’s Past Year at the UN Security Council – Analysis”, Eurasian Review, 7 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/07022012-india%E2%80%99s-past-year-at-the-un-security-council-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Hamish McDonald, “Role Model for a Nation on the March”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/role-model-for-a-nation-on-the-march-20120203-1qxei.html.

R S Kalha, “US Strategic Defence Review: The Dilemma For Asian States – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 17 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17012012-us-strategic-defence-review-the-dilemma-for-asian-states-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Bhaskar Roy, “India-China Relations and Boundary Talks – Analysis”, Eurasian Review, 12 January 2012.  Available at: www.eurasiareview.com/12012012-india-china-relations-and-boundary-talks -analysis/.

Jim Yardley, “Victorious Hunger Striker Shakes a Political Status Quo”, The New York Times, 28 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/world/asia/29india.html?src=me&ref=world.

Matt Wade, “Year of Disaster and Intrigue for South Asia”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 December 2010.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-year-of-disaster-and-intrigue-for-south-asia-20101228-1997c.html.

Veeramani Choorikkadan, “India Gearing Up for Growth”, East Asia Forum, 8 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/08/08/india-gearing-up-for-growth/

Ian Hall, “What Canberra Can Learn from Cameron’s Passage to India”, The Australian, 29 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/what-canberra-can-learn-from-camerons-passage-to-india/story-e6frg6ux-1225898187007.

McKinsey Global Institute, “India’s Urban Awakening: Building Inclusive Cities, Sustaining Economic Growth”, April 2010.  Available at: http://www.mckinsey.com/insights/mgi/research/urbanization/urban_awakening_in_india.

John Lee, “Unrealised Potential: India’s ‘Soft Power’ Ambition in Asia”, Foreign Policy Analysis No. 4, Centre for Independent Studies, June 2010.  Available at: http://www.cis.org.au/images/stories/foreign-policy-analysis/FPA4.pdf.

Wendy Dobson, Gravity Shift: How Asia’s New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the Twenty-first Century, University of Toronto Press, 2009.  A useful review of the book is available at: http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=8076.

Iran

Stempen Kotkin, “Rouhani’s Gorbachev Moment,” Foreign Affairs, 24 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140287/stephen-kotkin/rouhanis-gorbachev-moment?sp_mid=44457631&sp_rid=ai56ZXJieUBiaWdwb25kLmNvbQS2.

Ari Shavit, “How Bush Let Iran Go Nuclear,” The New York Times, 20 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/opinion/how-bush-let-iran-go-nuclear.html?ref=opinion.

Colum Lynch, “Ahmadinejad Tells UN ‘Uncivilised Zionists’ Are Threat to Iran; US Boycotts Address”, The Washington Post, 27 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/ahmadinejad-tells-un-uncivilized-zionists-are-threat-to-iran-us-boycotts-address/2012/09/26/738d12a6-0800-11e2-a10c-fa5a255a9258_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

David E Sanger and Eric Schmitt, “To Calm Israel, US Offers Ways to Restrain Iran”, The New York Times, 2 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/world/middleeast/us-is-weighing-new-curbs-on-iran-in-nod-to-israel.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120903.

RT (previously known as Russia Today, “Spy Ring and Warships Encircle Iran”, Eurasia Review, 17 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17072012-spy-ring-and-warships-encircle-iran/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Iran Review, “Iran Says Success of Moscow Talks Depends on Mutual Trust”, Eurasian Review, 12 June 2012.  Available at:  http://www.eurasiareview.com/12062012-iran-says-success-of-moscow-talks-depends-on-mutual-trust/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  For those who do not already know, the P5+1 group is the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (China, France, Russia, UK and US) plus Germany.  It is sometimes referred as E3+ 3.  A brief history of official proposals the Iranian nuclear issues is available from the Arms Control Association at: http://www.armscontrol.org/factsheets/Iran_Nuclear_Proposals

Walter Pincus, “Iranians’ Past with US Colours How They See Standoff Over Nuclear Program”, The Washington Post, 12 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/2012/06/11/gJQA9wR8VV_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_Tue.

Stuart Littlewood, “What Surprises Await Warmongers in the Gulf? – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 1 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/01032012-what-surprises-await-warmongers-in-the-gulf-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+R.

Walter Pincus, “At the Pentagon and in Israel, Plans Show the Difficulties of an Iran Strike”, The Washington Post, 9 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/at-the-pentagon-and-in-israel-plans-show-the-difficulties-of-an-iran-strike/2012/02/07/gIQAWQs5zQ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Linda Heard, “US and Iran: Wheels Within Wheels – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 17 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17012012-us-and-iran-wheels-within-wheels-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Thomas Erdbrink and Joby Warrick, “Iranian Scientist Involved in Nuclear Program Killed in Tehran Bomb Attack”, The Washington Post, 11 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iranian-scientist-killed-in-tehran-bomb-attack/2012/01/11/gIQAT1V7pP_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Thomas Erdbrink and Joby Warrick, “Iranian Scientist Involved in Nuclear Program Killed in Tehran Bomb Attack”, The Washington Post, 11 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iranian-scientist-killed-in-tehran-bomb-attack/2012/01/11/gIQAT1V7pP_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Iranian and US Plots are Added to a History of Hostility”, The New York Times, 14 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/world/middleeast/us-and-iran-playing-out-old-story-with-accusations.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2.

Iraq

Paddy Ashdown, “Western Intervention Over ISIS Won’t Prevent the Break-Up of Iraq,” The Guardian, 15 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/14/western-intervention-isis-iraq-muslim.

Katrin Kuntz and Christoph Reuter, “‘They’re Killing Us’: The Disturbing Rise of the Islamic State,” Spiegel Online, 11 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/the-disturbing-advance-of-the-islamic-state-in-northern-iraq-a-985489.html. 

Vali R Nas, “A Crisis a Century in the Making,” The New York Times, 10 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/11/opinion/a-crisis-a-century-in-the-making.html?ref=opinion. 

Julian Borger, “Political Unity Is Seen as Only Force That Can Halt Accelerating ISIS Offensive,” The Guardian, 9 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/08/isis-offensive-political-vacuum-sunni-shia-syria-iraq.  See also, Jonathan Freedland, “This Islamic State Nightmare Is Not a Holy War but an Unholy Mess,” The Guardian, 9 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/08/islamic-state-nightmare-not-holy-unholy-mess-iraq.

Israel

Alain, Gresh, “Israel-Palestine Talks Were Set to Fail: What’s Mine is Mine; What’s Yours is Negotiable,” Le Monde Diplomatique, June 2014.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2014/06/02israel-palestineThomas L Friedman, “Let’s Make a Deal,” The New York Times, 19 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/opinion/friedman-lets-make-a-deal.html?hp&rref=opinion

Roger Cohen, “If Not Now, When?” The New York Times, 17 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/opinion/cohen-if-not-now-when.html?src=un&feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fjson8.nytimes.com%2Fpages%2Fopinion%2Findex.jsonp.

Neville Teller, “Construction in the West Bank: How Illegal Is It? – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 18 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/18032013-construction-in-the-west-bank-how-illegal-is-it-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Ruth Pollard, “'Systematic, Deliberate and Provocative': EU Report Critical of Israeli Settlements”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/systematic-deliberate-and-provocative-eu-report-critical-of-israeli-settlements-20130228-2f6zf.html.

Tom Allard, “Israeli Agency Gave Australia the Tip on Zygier”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/israeli-agency-gave-australia-the-tip-on-zygier-20130222-2ex3a.html.  See comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonAllard.pdf.

Ulrike Putz, “How the Mossad Works: The Mystery of Israel’s ‘Prisoner X’”, Spiegel Online, 19 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/case-of-israel-agent-ben-zygier-shows-methods-of-israel-s-mossad-a-884141.html.  An update is available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/how-the-mossad-career-of-ben-zygier-ended-in-treason-a-890854.html.

Philip Dorling, “Zygier ‘Planned To Expose Deadly Use of Passports’”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/zygier-planned-to-expose-deadly-use-of-passports-20130214-2eg04.html.

AFP, “Israel Censorship Proves Futile in Digital Age”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/israeli-censorship-proves-futile-in-digital-age-20130215-2eh8j.html.  See also Aluf Benn, ‘Israel’s Media Censorship of the Prisoner X Story Is a Sad Fact of Life”, The Guardian, 15 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/15/israel-censorship-prisoner-x.

Joel Greenberg, “Israel Boycotts Its UN Human Rights Review”, The Washington Post, 30 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israel-boycotts-its-un-human-rights-review/2013/01/29/29d18336-6a43-11e2-af53-7b2b2a7510a8_story.html.

Shlomo Brom, Shai Feldman and Shimon Stein, “Israel and the New Egypt”, American Interest, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.the-american-interest.com/article.cfm?piece=1310.

Jonathan Cook, “Israel’s ‘No Occupation’ Report: Way Cleared for Annexation – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 19 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/19072012-israels-no-occupation-report-way-cleared-for-annexation-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Thomas L Friedman, “Power With Purpose”, The New York Times, 22 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/23/opinion/friedman-power-with-purpose.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120523.

Richard Cohen, “America’s Red Lines in the Sand on Iran”, The Washington Post, 7 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/americas-red-lines-in-the-sand-on-iran/2012/02/06/gIQAr6W5uQ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

Ramzy Baroud, “Israel Liberals Awaiting False Prophets – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 17 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17012012-israel-liberals-awaiting-false-prophets-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Peter Hartcher, “Beware the Ticking Iran Time Bomb”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/beware-the-ticking-iran-time-bomb-20111107-1n3ru.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonBomb.pdf

Neil MacFarquhar, “Palestinians Request UN Status; Powers Press for Talks”, The New York Times, 23 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/world/palestinians-submit-statehood-bid-at-un.html?ref=world.

Colum Lynch, “UN Once Again Centre Stage for Israeli-Palestinian Conflict”, The Washington Post, 18 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/un-once-again-center-stage-for-israeli-palestinian-conflict/2011/09/08/gIQA6cBuaK_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlin

Isabel Kershner, “Israel Bans Boycotts Against the State”, The New York Times, 11 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/12/world/middleeast/12israel.html?src=me&ref=world

Editorial, “Wake-Up Calls in the Middle East”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/editorial/wakeup-calls-in-middle-east-20110508-1ee2k.html.

Ethan Bronner, “Israel Intellectuals Press for Palestinian State”, The New York Times, 19 April 2011, Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/world/middleeast/20mideast.html?ref=world

Heather March, “The Palestine Papers (Part 1 of 2)”, WikiLeaks Central, 26 January 2011.  Available at: http://wlcentral.org/node/1078.

Assa Doron, “Those Who Speak Out Against Oppression the True Patriots”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 January 2011.  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/those-who-speak-out-against-oppression-the-true-patriots-20110120-19xxn.html.

David Burchell, “That Convenient Scapegoat, Israel”, The Australian, 11 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/that-convenient-scapegoat-israel/story-e6frg6zo-1225985225478..

Greg Sheridan, “Decision Time on Iran Approaches”, The Australian, 24 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/decision-time-on-iran-approaches/story-e6frg6zo-1225975594243

Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Future Directions for Middle East Peace Process - Address to the Australia-Israel Leadership Forum Gala Dinner”, 13 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/kr_sp_101213.html

AFP, “Israel Slams Its Critics for Hypocrisy”, The Australian, 21 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/israel-slams-its-critics-for-hypocrisy/story-e6frg6so-1225974103325.

AFP, “Fatah Asked Israel to Attack Hamas, WikiLeaks Cables Claim”, The  Australian, 21 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/fatah-asked-israel-to-attack-hamas-wikileaks-cables-claim/story-fn3dxity-1225974235910.

Philip Dorling, “Intelligence Chiefs Fear Nuclear War Between Israel and Tehran”, The Sydney Morning Herald. 13 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/intelligence-chiefs-fear-nuclear-war-between-israel-and-tehran-20101212-18u2a.html.

Ethan Bronner, “Palestinians Consider Shift in Strategy on Statehood”, The New York Times, 20 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/21/world/middleeast/21mideast.html?_r=1&ref=global-home.

John Lyons, “Ill-Timed Oath May Torpedo Talks”, The Australian, 8 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/ill-timed-oath-may-torpedo-talks/story-e6frg6so-1225935645286.

AFP, “Gaza Aid Probe Finds ‘Clear Evidence’ Against Israel”, The Australian, 23 September, 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/gaza-aid-probe-finds-clear-evidence-against-israel/story-e6frg6so-1225928132326.

AFP. “Israel Rejects UN Probe into Gaza Flotilla Raid”, The Australian 23 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/israel-rejects-un-probe-into-gaza-flotilla-raid/story-fn3dxity-1225928142245.

Peter Rodgers, “Another Kick in the Teeth for Israel’s Friends”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/another-kick-in-the-teeth-for-israels-friends-20100602-wzmv.html.

Edited Transcript of Remarks by Professor John J. Mearsheimer, “The Future of Palestine: Righteous Jews vs. the New Afrikaners”, 29 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.thejerusalemfund.org/ht/d/ContentDetails/i/10418.

Agence France-Presse, “Israel Inquiry Admits Errors”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2010. Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/world/israeli-inquiry-admits-errors-20100712-1080c.html.

Paul McGeough, “A Shift in Arab Street’s Dynamics as Turkey and Israel Fall Out”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-shift-in-arab-streets-dynamics-as-turkey-and-israel-fall-out-20100609-xwyk.html.

Miranda Devine, “Acid Tongue Sinks the Scribe Who Swam with Anti-Israel Sentiment”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/acid-tongue-sinks-the-scribe-who-swam-with-antiisrael-sentiment-20100609-xwq0.html.

Dominique Moisi, “Israel’s Dangerous Political System”, Project Syndicate, 7 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/moisi55/English.

Jason Koutsoukis, “MP May Lose Citizenship for Joining Flotilla”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/mp-may-lose-citizenship-for-joining-flotilla-20100606-xn5v.html.

Kazakhstan

No author cited, “Kazakhstan Energy Profile: Second Largest Oil Reserves Among Former Soviet Republics – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 20 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/20092012-kazakhstan-energy-profile-second-largest-oil-reserves-among-former-soviet-republics-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Kuwait

Library of Congress background 12) Kuwait
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/kwtoc.html.

Lebanon

AFP, “Iranian Warships’ Suez Passage Delayed until Wednesday”, The Australian, 21 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/iranian-warships-suez-passage-delayed-until-wednesday/story-e6frg6so-1226009233563.

AFP, “Israel Warns Iran Is Preparing to Send Warships Through Suez Canal into the Mediterranean”, The Australian, 17 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/israel-warns-iran-is-preparing-to-send-warships-through-suez-canal-into-the-mediterranean/story-e6frg6so-1226007335935

AFP, “Hezbollah Forces Lebanon Government Collapse”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/hezbollah-forces-lebanon-government-collapse-20110113-19oqw.html.

Maldives

B. Raman, “Fears of Possible Pakistanisation of Maldives – Analysis”, Eurasian Review, 1 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/12022012-fears-of-possible-pakistanization-of-maldives-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Nepal

Seyom Brown and Vanda Felbab Brown. “Nepal on the Brink of Collapse”, The New York Times, 5 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/opinion/nepal-on-the-brink-of-collapse.html?_r=3&ref=opinion.

Kiran Chapagain, “Nepal Elects a Maoist as Prime Minister, The New York Times, 29 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/world/asia/29nepal.html?ref=asia.

Oman

No author cited, “Oman Clashes: Two Killed During Protests in Gulf State”, BBC News, 27 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-12590588.

Library of Congress background 10) Oman
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/omtoc.html.

Pakistan

Shaiq Hussain and Tim Craig, “Pakistan’s Sharif Clings to Power as Protesters Step Up Assault,” The Washington Post, 1 September 2014.  `Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistans-sharif-clings-to-power-as-protesters-step-up-assault/2014/09/01/c00bd2ac-320b-11e4-a723-fa3895a25d02_story.html?hpid=z1. 

Ladan Cher, “Drone Death Lawsuit in Pakistan Challenges Legality of American Strikes”, The Telegraph, 10 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/pakistan/121009/drone-death-lawsuit-pakistan-challenges-legality-.

International Crisis Group, “Election Reform in Pakistan”, Policy Briefing, Asian Briefing No. 137, 16 August.  Available at: http://www.crisisgroup.org/~/media/Files/asia/south-asia/pakistan/b137-election-reform-in-pakistan.pdf.

Eric Schmitt, “Pakistan Opens NATO Supply Line as Clinton Apologises”, The New York Times, 3 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/world/asia/pakistan-opens-afghan-routes-to-nato-after-us-apology.html?ref=global-home.

Farooq Yousaf, “Russia and China Can Free Pakistan of the US – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 3 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/03072012-russia-and-china-can-free-pakistan-of-the-us-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Declan Walsh, “Pakistani Parliament Elects New Prime Minister”, The New York Times, 22 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/world/asia/pakistans-ruling-party-nominates-new-candidate-for-prime-minister.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120623.

Tushar Ranjan Mohanty, “Pakistan: Machiavellian Operations in Karachi – Analysis”, Eurasian Review, 7 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/07052012-pakistan-machiavellian-operations-in-karachi-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Ali Bluwi, “Pakistan Reformulates Its Foreign Policy – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 4 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/04022012-pakistan-reformulates-its-foreign-policy-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Vidya Shama, “Prime Minister Imran Kahn Would Be No Friend of the West”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/prime-minister-imran-khan-would-be-no-friend-of-the-west-20120126-1qjoo.html.

Tausief Ausaf, “Pulling Pakistan Back from the Brink – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 23 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/23012012-pulling-pakistan-back-from-the-brink-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Salman Mosood, “Political Shift Seen in Rally in Pakistan”, The New York Times, 30 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/world/asia/ex-cricket-star-imran-khan-leads-antigovernment-protest-in-pakistan.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha22.

Declan Walsh, “US Bomb Warning to Pakistan Ignored”, The Guardian, 22 September 2011.  22 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/22/us-bomb-warning-pakistan-ignored.

Mohammed Hanif, “Osama bin Laden Death: No Mourning or Celebration in Pakistan”, The Guardian, 4 May,2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/may/04/osama-bin-laden-comment?INTCMP=SRCH.

Peter Preston, “Death by Nepotism of a Land Mired in Despair”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/death-by-nepotism-of-a-land-mired-in-despair-20100816-126v7.html.

Sajiad Tarakzia, “Pakistan’s Orphans Now Face Their ‘Most Bitter Days’”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/pakistans-orphans-now-face-their-most-bitter-days-20100816-126w3.html.

‘Palestine’

Paul Thomas Chamberlin, “When It Pays to Talk to Terrorists”, The New York Times, 3 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/opinion/when-it-pays-to-talk-to-terrorists.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120904.

AFP, Palestinians Gain UNESCO Membership”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/palestinians-gain-unesco-membership-20111101-1msrj.html.

Qatar

Library of Congress background 11) Qatar
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/qatoc.html.

Saudi Arabia

Alain Gresh, “Saudi Arabia Feels Insecure,” Le Monde Diplomatique, May 2014.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2014/05/06gulf.

Ghazanfar Ali Khan, “Iran Seeks To Boost Defence Ties with India”, Eurasian Review, 14 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/14022012-iran-seeks-to-boost-defense-ties-with-india/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Pepe Escobar, “House of Saud ‘Liberates’ Bahrain”, Asia Times Online, 16 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/MC16Ak03.html?sms_ss=facebook&at_xt=4d7fe9c5ca0066cf%2C0.

Michael Birnbaum, “Saudi Troops Enter Bahrain as Violent Clashes Continue”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/saudi-troops-enter-bahrain-as-violent-clashes-continue-20110314-1bujp.html.

John Garnaut, “ China Inc Goes Off the Railsin Saudi Arabia While Building Mecca Monorail”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china-inc-goes-off-the-rails-in-saudi-arabia-while-building-mecca-monorail-20101115-17ud1.html.

BBC Profile of Saudi Arabia
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/country_profiles/791936.stm.

Library of Congress background Saudi Arabia
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/satoc.html.

Sri Lanka

Siri Hittige, “Sri Lanka’s Education System the Answer to National Integration,” East Asia Forum, 28 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/28/sri-lankas-education-system-the-answer-to-national-integration/.

No author cited, “South African Assistance is Best Alternative to International Investigation,” LankaNewspaper.com. 10 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.lankanewspapers.com/news/2013/12/85955.html.

Ashwin Hemmathagama, “Lankan Delegation to UNHRC in Geneva Costs State Coffers Rs. 59m,” DailyFT, 9 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.ft.lk/2013/12/09/lankan-delegation-to-unhrc-in-geneva-costs-state-coffers-rs-59-m/.

No author cited, “Unbowed! Not Answerable in Geneva Every Six Months, Daily News, 9 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.dailynews.lk/local/unbowed-not-answerable-geneva-every-six-months.

N C Bipindra, “India Continues Secret Military Ties with Sri Lanka,” The Sunday Standard,” 1 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/India-Continues-Secret-Military-Ties-with-Sri-Lanka/2013/12/01/article1920817.ece.

AFP, “Sir Lanka Says ‘Nothing to Hide’ as It Begins Counting War Dead,” Australian Network News, 29 November 2013.  Available: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-11-29/an-sri-lanka-says-27nothing-to-hide27-as-counts-war-dead/5123982.

Ramesh Thakur, “India Would Be Better Off Engaging with Sri Lanka,” Canberra Times, 25 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.canberratimes.com.au/comment/india-would-be-better-off-engaging-with-sri-lanka-20131124-2y3uw.html.

Dr Bubhu Prasad Routray, “Growing Hostility in Sri Lanka: India’s New Challenge – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 16 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16072012-growing-hostility-in-sri-lanka-indias-new-challenge-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Salma Yusuf, “Sri Lanka Foreign Policy Challenges: Diplomatic Honeymoons or Unbridled Engagements? – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 21 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/19062012-sri-lanka-foreign-policy-challenges-diplomatic-honeymoons-or-unbridled-engagements-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Syria

Reva Bhalla, “The Geopolitics of the Syrian Civil War,” Geopolitical Weekly, 21 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/geopolitics-syrian-civil-war#ixzz2r4DR4MqG.

Christoph Reuter and Holger Stark, “Chemical Watershed: Momentum Shifts Again in Syrian Civil War,” Spiegel Online, 2 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/situation-in-syria-deteriorates-as-west-looks-for-answers-a-919733.html.  See also: Global Times, “Obama Faces Unpalatable Syrian Choices,” People’s Daily, 2 September 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/8386936.html.

Rod Nordland, “Al Qaeda Taking Deadly New Role in Syria’s Conflict”, The New York Times, 24 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/world/middleeast/al-qaeda-insinuating-its-way-into-syrias-conflict.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120725.

Neil MacFarquhar and Eric Schmitt, “Syria Threatens Chemical Attack on Foreign Force”, The New York Times, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/world/middleeast/chemical-weapons-wont-be-used-in-rebellion-syria-says.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120724.

Martin Chulo, “Strike Against Syrian Regime May Mark Beginning of the End”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/strike-against-syrian-regime-may-mark-beginning-of-the-end-20120719-22d13.html.

Bill Carter, Amy Chozick, “How First Lady’s Looks and Louboutins Covered a Multitude of Syrian Sins”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/how-first-ladys-looks-and-louboutins-covered-a-multitude-of-syrian-sins-20120611-205xn.html.

Colum Lynch, “Russia, China Veto Syria Resolution at the United Nations”, The Washington Post, 5 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/russia-china-block-syria-resolution-at-un/2011/10/04/gIQArCFBML_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Turkey

E Fuat Keyman, “Turkey: The New Security Paradigm and a Proactive Foreign Policy – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 17 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17042013-turkey-the-new-security-paradigm-and-a-proactive-foreign-policy-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

PanArmenian, “Iran Warns Turkey against Deployment of Patriot Missiles”, Eurasia Review, 26 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/26112012-iran-warns-turkey-against-deployment-of-patriot-missiles/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  See comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonTurkey.pdf.

Selcan Hacaoglu, “Turkish Police Clash with Secularists”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/turkish-police-clash-with-secularists-20121030-28ghp.html

Jackson Diehl, “Turkey’s Government is the New Normal in the Middle East”, The Washington Post, 23 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/turkeys-government-is-the-new-normal-in-the-middle-east/2012/01/19/gIQA5GRaJQ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions,

Sinan Ülgen, “From Inspiration to Aspiration: Turkey in the New Middle East”, Carnegie Endowment, December 2011.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/files/turkey_mid_east.pdf.

Reuters, “Turkish Warships Will Escort Gaza Aid Vessels, Pledges Turkish PM”, The Guardian, 8 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/sep/08/turkey-gaza-warships-escort.

Yemen

Ramzy Baroud, “Starving, Broke: Yemen Renews War on Terror – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 29 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/29052012-starving-broke-yemen-renews-war-on-terror-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

AFP, Yemeni President Sacks Government”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/yemeni-president-sacks-government-20110321-1c2vm.html



Region 3


3. China/Japan - East Asia

East Asian Region (also known as Northeast Asia)

Bill Hayton, “China’s False Memory Syndrome,” Prospect, 10 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/world/chinas-false-memory-syndrome. 

Joseph Nye and Kevin Rudd, “How to Navigate the East China Sea Dispute between Japan and China,” The Washington Post, 19 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/how-to-navigate-the-east-china-sea-dispute-between-japan-and-china/2014/04/18/953731a8-c67b-11e3-9f37-7ce307c56815_story.html.

Hwang Inseong, “New Governments and Economic Models in NE Asia,” SERI Quarterly, 7 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_list.html?mncd=0302&pub=20130220&Falocs=03&dep=2&pubseq=318

Subhash Kapila, “China’s Aggressive Brinkmanship Against Japan – Analysis”, East Asia Forum, 14 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/14102012-chinas-aggressive-brinkmanship-against-japan-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Jane Perlez, “China Alters Its Strategy in Diplomatic Crisis with Japan”, The New York Times, 28 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/world/asia/china-alters-its-strategy-in-dispute-with-japan.html?pagewanted=all.

Mure Dickie, “Senkakuk Dispute Reinforces Military Shifts”, The Washington Post, 26 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/senkaku-dispute-reinforces-military-shifts/2012/09/25/73b3a81a-0749-11e2-858a-5311df86ab04_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Barbara Demick, “The Specks of Land at the Centre of Japan-China Islands Dispute”, Los Angeles Times, 24 September 2012.  Available at: http://articles.latimes.com/2012/sep/24/world/la-fg-china-japan-islands-20120925.

No author cited, “Could Asia Really Go to War Over These?” The Economist, 22 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21563316?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709.

Han-Yi Shaw, “The Inconvenient Truth behind the Daioyu/Senkaku Islands”, The Washington Post, 19 September 2012.  Available at: http://kristof.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/the-inconvenient-truth-behind-the-diaoyusenkaku-islands/?smid=tw-share.

Joshua Keating, “Why the Japan-China Island Dispute Is an American Problem”, Foreign Policy, 12 September 2012.  Available at: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/12/why_the_japan_china_island_dispute_is_an_american_problem

Ding Ying, “Dangerous Games in Northeast Asia”, Beijing Review, 30 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.bjreview.com.cn/world/txt/2012-08/27/content_478352.htm

No author cited, “Barren Rocks, Barren Nationalism”, The Economist, 25 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21560882?fsrc=nlw|wwp|8-23-2012|3209288|34237756|.  See also “An Outbreak of Anti-Japanese Protests Unsettles China’s Leaders at a Sensitive Time”, The Economist, 25 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21560893.

Isabel Hilton, “China and Japan Are Stirring Up an Old Animosity”, The Guardian, 21 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/aug/21/china-japan-stirring-old-animosity.

Kee-seok Kim, “Lee Mung Gak’s Stunt Over Disputed Islands”, East Asia Forum, 19 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/19/lee-myung-baks-stunt-over-disputed-islands/.

Takashi Terada, “Northeast Asia’s Eternal Triangle Is Really an American Affair of Sorts”, East Asia Forum, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/18/northeast-asia-s-eternal-triangle-is-really-an-american-affair-of-sorts/.

Park Bun-Soon, “Northeast Asia’s Economic Integration into China”, Siri Quarterly, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.seriquarterly.com/01/qt_Field_read.html?mncd=0302&pub=20110212&pubseq=175.  Registration is required for downloads.

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No author cited, “On the Rocks, Again: Barack Obama Courts a Region at Odds over the South China Sea”, The Economist, 24 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21567108-barack-obama-courts-region-odds-over-south-china-sea-rocks-again?fsrc=nlw|wwp|11-22-2012|4222004|34237756|.

Peter Hartcher, “Asia Finds Voice in Test of Wills with China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/asia-finds-voice-in-test-of-wills-with-china-20111121-1nqzi.html.

Liu Weidong, “East Asia Summit Agenda” China Daily, 16 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/cndy/2011-11/16/content_14101950.htm.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones a: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonEAS.pdf.

China

No author cited, “What China Wants”, The Economist, 23 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/essays/21609649-china-becomes-again-worlds-largest-economy-it-wants-respect-it-enjoyed-centuries-past-it-does-not.  This is a series of essays on China and the world with the theme: “As China becomes, again, the world's largest economy, it wants the respect it enjoyed in centuries past.  But it does not know how to achieve or deserve it.”

No author cited, “China, US and Russia: How to Get Along?” People’s Daily, 29 May 2014.  http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0529/c98649-8734162.html.

Xinhua, “China Says Passing Syrian Issue to ICC Now Harms Efforts for Political Solution,” People’s Daily, 23 May 2014.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/0523/c90777-8731577.html.

No author cited, “China Can Feed Itself,” People’s Daily Online, 23 May 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/n/2014/0523/c98649-8731702.html.

No author cited, “US Must Get Used to China’s Rise,” People’s Daily, 22 May 2014.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/n/2014/0522/c90777-8730702.html.

Timothy Garton Ash, “Welcome to China’s Political Gamble of the Century,” The Guardian, 30 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/30/china-political-gamble-of-century-president-xi-jinping.

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Xinhua, “China Voice: Political Advisory Body Seeks Maximum Consensus, Reform Support”, People’s Daily, 3 March 2014.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/8552760.html.

Xinhua, “Chinese Economy to Overcome Difficulties, Make New Strides,” People’s Daily, 27 February 2014.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/business/8549415.html.

Wen-Ti Sung, “Beijing’s Cross-Strait Calculus,” East Asia Forum, 26 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/26/beijings-cross-strait-calculus/

Andrew Billo, “Onus on US, China to Resolve Asia’s Disputes,” East Asia Forum, 25 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/25/onus-on-us-china-to-resolve-asias-disputes/

Murong Xuecun, “The New Face of Chinese Propaganda”, The New York Times, 20 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/21/opinion/sunday/murong-the-new-face-of-chinese-propaganda.html?ref=opinion.

G E, “The Economist Explains: Why Is China Relaxing Its One-Child Policy?” The Economist, 10 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/economist-explains/2013/12/economist-explains-8.  For additional comment on demographic trends in China, see: Will China’s National Security Objectives Remain Compatibility with Recent Population Trends?

Andrew Hunter, “East China Seas Islands Dispute a Long Game for Patient China,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/east-china-sea-islands-dispute-a-long-game-for-patient-china-20131208-2yz79.html.

Joe Nocera, “The Baby Formula Barometer,” The New York Times, 26 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/27/opinion/nocera-the-baby-formula-barometer.html?hp.

Oliver Wainwright, “Largest Building in the World Opens in China – Complete with Indoor Seaside,” The Guardian, 9 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/architecture-design-blog.

Jane Perlez, “Sentiment Builds in China to Press Claim for Okinawa,” The New York Times, 13 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/14/world/asia/sentiment-builds-in-china-to-press-claim-for-okinawa.html?ref=global-home.

JM, “Mao’s Birthday: Party Time,” The Economist, 7 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/06/maos-birthday?fsrc=nlw|newe|6-10-2013|5865545|34237756|

David Barboza, “In China, an Empire Built by Aping Apple”, The New York Times, 4 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/05/business/global/in-china-an-empire-built-by-aping-apple.html?ref=global-home.

Heriberto Araújo and Juan Pablo Cardenal, “China’s Economic Empire,” The New York Times, 1 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/02/opinion/sunday/chinas-economic-empire.html?pagewanted=1&hpw.

Huw Pohlner, “Big Money, Big Dams: Large-Scale Chinese Investment in Laos”, East Asia Forum, 25 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/25/big-money-big-dams-large-scale-chinese-investment-in-laos/.

J M, The Chinese Dream: The Role of Thomas Friedman”, The Economist, 6 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2013/05/chinese-dream-0?fsrc=nlw|newe|5-6-2013|5664297|34237756|.  Note especially the 4 May article in The Economist (“Xi Jinping and the Chinese Dream”: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21577070-vision-chinas-new-president-should-serve-his-people-not-nationalist-state-xi-jinping?fb_ref=activity).  Scroll down on this page for the link to the initial article by Friedman (2 October 2012).  It is denoted by an asterisk.

Steven Mufson, “China Struggles to Tap Its Shale Gas”, The Washington Post, 1 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/china-struggles-to-tap-its-shale-gas/2013/04/30/33f8c19a-b0f1-11e2-9fb1-62de9581c946_story.html.

Benoit Hopquin, “China’s Nepalese Friendship Road Leads to Heart of India’s Market”, Guardian Weekly, 23 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/apr/23/nepal-china-tibet-india-araniko-highway?CMP=EMCNEWEML1644.

Geoff Dyer, “China’s Glass Ceiling”, Foreign Policy, 28 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03/28/china_glass_ceiling_number_two.

David M Herszenhorn and Chris Buckley, “China’s Leader Argues for Cooperation with Russia”, The New York Times, 23 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/world/europe/chinas-leader-argues-for-cooperation-with-russia.html?_r=0.

Elizabeth Farrelly, “The Chinese Buyout Has Just Begun”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/the-chinese-buyout-has-just-begun-20130320-2gfrz.html.

Wang Tao, “Troubles with Airport Expansion in China”, East Asia Forum, 18 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/18/troubles-with-airport-expansion-in-china/.

Jane Perlez, “China Names New Team to Secure Its Place in Asia and Face US Competition”, The New York Times, 16 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/world/asia/china-names-its-new-foreign-policy-team.html.

Banyan, “The Old Regime and the Revolution: Why Some Think China is Approaching a Political Tipping Point”, The Economist, 18 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/china/21573546-why-some-think-china-approaching-political-tipping-point-old-regime-and-revolution.

William Wan, “Xi’s Election to Presidency Completes China’s Leadership Transition”, The Washington Post, 14 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/xis-election-to-presidency-completes-chinas-leadership-transition/2013/03/14/81cd3bd0-8c7a-11e2-9f54-f3fdd70acad2_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.  See also: Chris Buckley, “China’s New Leader Takes Full Power in Delicate Balancing Act”, The New York Times, 14 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/world/asia/chinas-new-leader-xi-jinping-takes-full-power.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&ref=world.

AFP, “Nobel Laureates Urge China to Release Liu”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/nobel-laureates-urge-china-to-release-liu-20130227-2f6f1.html.

Jane Perlez, “New Chinese Leader to Visit Moscow First”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/new-chinese-leader-to-visit-moscow-first-20130222-2evwz.html.  See commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonMoscowVisit.pdf.  Additional comment by Walter Russell Meade, “Will China and Russia’s New ‘Strategic Partnership’ Work?” American Interest, 23 March 2013.  Available at: http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/wrm/2013/03/23/will-china-and-russias-new-strategic-partnership-work/.

Daniel Wanger and Giorgio Cafiero, “The Future of Afghan-Sino Relations”, Huffington Post, 14 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daniel-wagner/future-of-afghan-sino_b_2689635.html.

Bryan Walsh, “The Scariest Environmental Fact in the World”, Time, 29 January 2013.  Available at: http://science.time.com/2013/01/29/the-scariest-environmental-fact-in-the-world/.  See also John Garnaut, “China Flags Plan to Cut Coal Use”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china-flags-plan-to-cut-coal-use-20130206-2dyq5.html.

Jacqueline Newmyer Deal, “China’s Nationalistic Heritage”, The National Interest, 2 January 2013.  Available at: http://nationalinterest.org/article/chinas-nationalist-heritage-7885.

Jane Perlez, “Alarm as China Issues Rules for Disputed Area”, The New York Times, 1 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/world/asia/alarm-as-china-issues-rules-for-disputed-sea.html.

Erich Follath and Wieland Wagner, “China Seeks Role as Second Superpower”, Spiegel Online, 2 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/global-ambitions-china-seeks-role-in-world-as-second-superpower-a-864358.html.

Tania Branigan, “Chinese Premier’s Family Denies ‘Hidden Riches’”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-premiers-family-denies-hidden-riches-20121029-28efa.html.  For further detail see Keith Bradsher, “Chinese Premier’s Family Disputes Article on Riches”, The New York Times, 27 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/world/asia/chinese-premiers-family-disputes-article-on-riches.html.  See also, “Wen Family Hits Back at ‘Lies’ on Hidden Fortune”, South China Morning Post, 27 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1071504/wen-family-hits-back-lies-hidden-fortune.

Erich Follath and Wieland Wagner, “China at a Crossroads in Shift from World’s Factory to Industrial Power”, Spiegel Online, 26 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/fast-industrializing-china-faces-tough-choices-a-863331.html.

Choi Myeong-Hae, “China’s Strategic Goals in the Kim Jong-Un Era”, Seri Quarterly, 27 October 2012.  Available for downloading with registration at: http://seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_read.html?mncd=0301&pub=20120418&Falocs=03&dep=1&pubseq=285.

No author cited, “The Man Who Must Change China”, The Economist, 27 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21565210-xi-jinping-will-soon-be-named-china%E2%80%99s-next-president-he-must-be-ready-break.

Video (8 minutes), “China’s Leadership Transition: A Troubled Inheritance”, The Economist, 25 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/analects/2012/10/chinas-leadership-transition.

Keith B Richburg, “China’s Other Transition: Military To Be Led by New Generation”, The Washington Post, 24 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/chinas-other-transition-military-to-be-led-by-new-generation/2012/10/23/a8fd9504-19e5-11e2-ad4a-e5a958b60a1e_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

Jane Perlez, “China Is Wary of US Candidates’ Tough Talk”, The New York Times, 20 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/world/asia/china-looks-on-warily-amid-us-candidates-tough-talk.html.

Jane Perlez, “China-Korea Tensions Rise after Failed Venture”, The New York Times, 20 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/world/asia/china-korea-tensions-rise-after-failed-venture.html.

Thomas L. Friedman, “China Needs Its Own Dream”, The New York Times, 2 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/opinion/friedman-china-needs-its-own-dream.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121003&_r=0.

Ian Johnson, “Elite and Deft, Xi Aimed High Early in China”, The New York Times, 29 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/world/asia/aiming-for-top-xi-jinping-forged-ties-early-in-china.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120930.

Kamlesh Kumar Agnihotri, “Chinese Aircraft Carrier: Capacity Building and National Pride – Analysis, Eurasia Review, 25 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/25092012-chinese-aircraft-carrier-capacity-building-and-national-pride-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  See also Jane Perlez, “China Launches Carrier, but Experts Doubt Its Worth”, The New York Times, 25 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/world/asia/china-shows-off-an-aircraft-carrier-but-experts-are-skeptical.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120926.

John Garnaut, “Diplomacy Lost in Sea of Trouble”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/diplomacy-lost-in-sea-of-trouble-20120922-26doo.html?rand=1348323164891.

Li Xiaokun and Wan g Chenyan (China Daily), “UN To Get Shelf Submission”, The Washington Post, 19 September 2012.  Available at: http://chinawatch.washingtonpost.com/2012/09/un-to-get-shelf-submission.php

Editorial: “How We All Gain in the Power of Two”, People’s Daily, 17 September 2012.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/90778/7950114.html

Bernhard Zand, “Stronger Chinese Navy Worries Neighbours and US”, Spiegel Online, 14 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/strengthening-of-chinese-navy-sparks-worries-in-region-and-beyond-a-855622.html.

Cai Fang, “Population and the Challenge of Chinese Growth”, East Asia Forum, 9 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/09/09/population-and-the-challenge-of-chinese-growth/.  See also “Will China’s National Security Objectives Remain Compatibility with Recent Population Trends?  A Review Essay of a Book on Population Decline and Power Politics”, 10 July 2012 at: http://accci.com.au/PopulationTrendsandChina’sNationalSecurity.pdf.

William Wan, “Chinese Leadership Reshuffle Revives Another High-Level Scandal”, The Washington Post, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/party-job-switch-propels-another-scandal-into-spotlight-in-china/2012/09/03/2dc3d6ca-f5e4-11e1-8b93-c4f4ab1c8d13_story.html.

Michael Klare, “Special Report on China; China’s Imperial Predicament”, Le Monde Diplomatique, 1 September 2012.  Available for subscribers at: http://mondediplo.com/2012/09/06imperial.

Lora Saalman, “China’s Evolution on Ballistic Missile Defence”, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 23 August 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/08/23/china-s-evolution-on-ballistic-missile-defense/dkpl.  See also the 84-page report to the US Congress by the Office of the Secretary of Defence, 6 May 2011, cited below under Region 5 – USA.  Click here to jump.

R S Kaiha, “China’s Forward Policy in the South China Sea – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 1 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/01082012-chinas-forward-policy-in-the-south-china-sea-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Jane Perlez, “China Sends Troops to Disputed Islands”, The New York Times, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/world/asia/china-sends-troops-to-disputed-islands.html?_r=1.  See also: Ross Buckley, “China’s Bellicosity Opens Doors for US”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/chinas-bellicosity-opens-doors-for-us-20120726-22uze.html.

John Hickman, “Red Moon Rising: Could China’s Lunar Ambition Scramble Politics Here on Earth”, Foreign Policy, July/August 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/18/red_moon_rising?page=0,0.

Zheng Yangpeng and Lu Yanyu, “On Right Track for Growth Model Change”, People’s Daily, 27 July 2012.  Available at: http://english.people.com.cn/90778/7890588.html

ErActiv, “China Keen to Avoid EU’s CO2 Market Problems”, Eurasia Review, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/23072012-china-keen-to-avoid-eus-co2-market-problems/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Reuters, “China Offers $20bn in Loans to Africa”, The Guardian, 19 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/19/china-20bn-dollars-loans-africa.  For a response from South African President Jacob Zuma see: Xan Rice, “China’s Goods Burden Africa’s Producers”, The Washington Post, 21 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/chinas-goods-burden-africas-producers/2012/07/20/gJQAUdVPyW_story.html

Qui Jing and Xu Liyan, “China’s Strategy for Nurturing Core Workers as a Global Talent Power”, Seri Quarterly, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_read.html?mncd=0302&pub=20120317&Falocs=03&dep=2&pubseq=259. 

No author cited, “China’s Aircraft Carrier Sets Off on Longest Sea Trials”, Shanghai Daily, 12 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.china.org.cn/china/2012-07/12/content_25886805.htm.

Stephen M Harner, The Strategic Implications of US-China Co-dependence”, East Asia Forum, 11 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/11/the-strategic-implications-of-us-china-codependence/.

Tania Branigan, “Chinese Frigate Runs Aground in Disputed Part of South China Sea”, The Guardian, 13 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/13/chinese-frigate-runs-aground-sea.

Jiang Qing and Daniel A Bell, “A Confucian Constitution for China”, The New York Times, 10 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/opinion/a-confucian-constitution-in-china.html.

Reuters, “China’s Controversial Three Gorges Dam Completed”, The Guardian, 4 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/04/china-three-gorges-dam-complete.

Zhao Shengnan and Cheng Guangjin, “Military to Strengthen Ties with US”, China Daily, 27 June 2012.  Available at: http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-06/27/content_15524489.htm.

Michael Raska, “Ascertaining China’s Strategy for Korean Peninsula: Implications for US-ROK Alliance – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 26 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/26062012-ascertaining-chinas-strategy-for-korean-peninsula-implications-for-us-rok-alliance-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Cui Haipei, “China Open to Co-op with US in Africa”, China Daily, 16 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-06/16/content_15506246.htm.

Keith B Richburg, “Risks Over Bo Xilai Case Could Prompt China to Seek Low-Profile Resolution”, The Washington Post, 15 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/risks-over-bo-xilai-case-could-prompt-china-to-seek-low-profile-resolution/2012/06/14/gJQAdJHmeV_story.html.

Zhang Monan, “Investment-Driven Growth No Longer a Viable Option”, People’s Daily, 23 May 2012.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90778/7824210.html.

Roderick MacFarquar, “In China, Fear at the Top”, The New York Times, 20 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/21/opinion/in-china-fear-at-the-top.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120521.

John Garnaut, “Mystery Surrounds Collapse of Feared Double act”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/mystery-surrounds-collapse-of-feared-double-act-20120210-1skgh.html.

Yukon Huang, “China in 2012: Fixated on Stability as the Pressures Grow”, Financial Times, 27 December 2011.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2011/12/27/china-in-2012-fixated-on-stability-as-pressures-grow/8ql1

Bloomberg, “China Accused of Massive Economic Espionage”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/china-accused-of-massive-economic-espionage-20111214-1otni.html.  See also Siobhan Gorman, “US Homes In on China Spying”, The Wall Street Journal,13 December 2011.  Available at: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204336104577094690893528130.html.

Keith B. Richburg, “In Debt-Ridden City, Some See China’s Future”, The Washington Post, 27 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/in-debt-ridden-city-some-see-chinas-future/2011/10/23/gIQAzgCOLM_story.html?hpid=z3.

Michael Wines, “China Takes a Loss to Get Ahead in the Business of Fresh Water”, The New York Times, 25 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/world/asia/china-takes-loss-to-get-ahead-in-desalination-industry.html.

Jeffrey Frankel, “The Renminbi’s Rise as an International Currency: Historical Precedents”, East Asia Forum, 19 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/10/19/the-renminbi-s-rise-as-an-international-currency-historical-precedents/.

David Barboza, “In Cooling China, Loan Sharks Come Knocking”, The New York Times, 13 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/business/global/as-chinas-economy-cools-loan-sharks-come-knocking.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2.

John Garnaut, “Chinese Pendulum Swings to the Left”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/chinese-pendulum-swings-to-the-left-20111008-1leu7.html.

Arvind, Subramanian, “The Inevitable Superpower: Why China’s Dominance Is a Sure Thing”, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90, No. 5 (September/October 2011), pp. 66-78.  Reprints may be purchased at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/68205/arvind-subramanian/the-inevitable-superpower. 

Reuters, “China Vows To Keep Interest Rates Tight”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 October 2011. Availale at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/china-vows-to-keep-interest-rates-tight-20111001-1l27r.html

Spiegel Staff, “German Solar Firms Eclipsed by Chinese Rivals, Spiegel Online, 7 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,784653,00.html.

Keith Bradsher, Hybrid in a Trade Squeeze”, The New York Times, 5 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/06/business/global/gm-aims-the-volt-at-china-but-chinese-want-its-secrets.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha25.

Keith Bradsher, “In Reversal, China Now Tries to Tamp Down Car Sales”, Herald-Tribune, 4 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110904/ZNYT01/109043003/-1/news?Title=In-Reversal-China-Now-Tries-to-Tamp-Down-Car-Sales

John Garnaut, “Ng’s Defiance Place China on Defensive”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/ngs-defiance-places-china-on-defensive-20110813-1iryj.html.

Amitav Acharya, “Beyond the Chinese Monroe Doctrine”, East Asia Forum, 11 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/11/beyond-the-chinese-monroe-doctrine/.

Matt Chambers, “China Plans to Invest US$1 trillion Overseas, Including Australia, The Australian, 13 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/china-plans-to-invest-us1-trillion-overseas-including-australia/story-e6frg8zx-1226093401346.

Associated Press, “China’s Central Bank Says Debt Risks for Local Governments ‘Controllable’”, The Washington Post, 12 July 2011, with link to text of statement (in Chinese) by the People’s Bank of China at the bottom of the article.  Available at:  http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/chinas-central-bank-says-debt-risks-for-local-governments-controllable/2011/07/12/gIQAu5UFAI_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Malcolm Moore, “Chief Auditor Warns Mounting Local Government Debt a Risk to Economy”, The Telegraph, 24 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/china-business/7851504/Chinas-chief-auditor-warns-mounting-local-government-debt-a-risk-to-economy.html.

Tom Orlik, “China Probes Economic Data Leaks”, The Wall Street Journal, 22 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/china-probes-into-economic-data-leaks/story-e6frg90x-1226079757827

Owen Fletcher, “Bubble Worries Spread to China’s Giant Internet Industry”, The Wall Street Journal, 16 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/bubble-worries-spread-to-chinas-giant-internet-industry/story-e6frg90x-1226076214655.

Peter Hartcher, “The Present Is No Time to Meet Lama”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 June 2011.  Available a: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/the-present-is-no-time-to-meet-lama-20110613-1g0g2.html.

Rowan Callick, “The Business of Ideology in China”, The Australian, 11 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/the-business-of-ideology-in-china/story-e6frg7e6-1226072949852

John Garnaut, “The Truth Buried Under Deng’s Creation Myth”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-truth-buried-under-dengs-creation-myth-20110606-1fp9t.html.  Comment by Michael C H Jones is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonGarnaut4.pdf.

Keith B. Richburg, “The Chinese Can Be Tough Customers for American Retailers”, The Washington Post, 10 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/for-american-retailers-chinese-can-be-tough-customers/2011/04/28/AF6VJegG_story.html?hpid=z3.

Anonymous, “Business: Bamboo Innovation; Schumpeter”, The Economist, 7 May 2011.  Available with subscription at: http://www.economist.com/node/18648264?story_id=18648264.

 

Michael Baker, “Tapping Into China’s Mind-Boggling Boom”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/growing/tapping-into-chinas-mindboggling-boom-20101124-186hh.html.

 

Paul Dibb, “If China Bullies on the High Seas, It May Need to be Taught a Naval Lesson”, The Australian, 6 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/if-china-bullies-on-the-high-seas-it-may-need-to-be-taught-a-naval-lesson/story-e6frg6zo-1225949105866.

 

Fareed Zakaria, “President Obama, Asia is Calling”, The Washington Post, 2 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/01/AR2010110103432.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

 

Michael Sainsbury and Rick Wallace, “China Threatens Action on Japan”, The Australian, 23 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/china-threatens-action-on-japan/story-e6frg6so-1225928043682.

 

Reuters, “Chinese Magazine Breaks Zhao Taboo”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/world-business/chinese-magazine-breaks-zhao-taboo-20100708-1022g.html.

Lynette Ong, “What’s Really at Stake with Rising Local Government Debt in China?, East Asia Forum, 5 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/07/05/whats-really-at-stake-with-rising-local-government-debt-in-china/.

Michael Sainsbury, “Beijing Raises the Stakes”, The Australian, 27 February 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/beijing-raises-the-stakes/story-e6frg6ux-1225834605748.

 

Text of commentary entitled “History” focuses in several significant events since 1998 at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-04/08/content_6599692.htm.

 

John Garnaut, “China Insider Sees Revolution Brewing”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 February 2010. Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-insider-sees-revolution-brewing-20100226-p92d.html.

 

Text of opening address at the Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference 2009 by Wen Jiabao,  18 April 2009:  http://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/yfgk/t558306.htm.

Lynette Ong, “What’s Really at Stake with Rising Local Government Debt in China?, East Asia Forum, 5 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/07/05/whats-really-at-stake-with-rising-local-government-debt-in-china/.

John Garnaut, “Review for China Race Riot City after Chief Ousted”, The Sydney Morning Heard, 27 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/review-for-china-race-riot-city-after-chief-ousted-20100426-tn8h.html.

Ian Buruma, “Chinese Party Thrives on Faith”, The Australian, 11 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/chinese-party-thrives-on-faith/story-e6frg6zo-1225817862467.

John Garnaut, “Economy Sets the Pace for Beijing’s Corruption Boom”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/economy-sets-the-pace-for-beijings-corruption-boom-20100108-lyw8.html.

No author cited, “China Jails Dissident Liu for 11 Years”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-jails-dissident-liu-for-11-years-20091225-lf23.html.

Rowan Callick, “Is China Too Big to Negotiate?” The Australian, 24 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/is-china-too-big-to-negotiate/story-e6frg6zo-1225813288687.

Associated Press, “Diplomats Kept Out as China Tries Dissident”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/diplomats-kept-out-as-china-tries-dissident-20091223-ldf6.html.

Lenore Taylor, “China’s Climate Stonewall”, The Australian, 21 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/chinas-climate-stonewall/story-e6frg6z6-1225812228240.

Tony Wang and Grace Tian, “Why Chinese Banks Survived the Crisis?” China Knowledge, 16 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.chinaknowledge.com/Newswires/CA.aspx?cat=&ID=215

Wendy Dobson, Gravity Shift: How Asia’s New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the Twenty-first Century, University of Toronto Press, 2009.  A useful review of the book is available at: http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=8076.

A recent commentary on the state of the Chinese economy is available from East Asia Forum (Australia National University) by Liqing Zhang entitled: “Is the Pessimism About the Chinese Economy Warranted?”  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2009/02/18/is-the-pessimism-about-the-chinese-economy-warranted/.

Paul Glasson, “Regional Focus to China’s Global Push”, The Australian 4 March 2009.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/business/story/0,28124,25135033-643,00.html.

Ma Wenluo, “China Overseas Investments Shifting to Real Assets”, ChinaStakes.com, 15 February, 2008.  Available at: http://www.chinastakes.com/story.aspx?id=207

Dennis Pamlin and Long Baijin, “China’s Outward Investment Flows, April 2007.  This is a 74 page document focusing on China’s outward investment to secure natural resources and is published as part of WWF-China’s program.  Available at: www.wwf.com.cn/wwfpress/publication/policy/rethink.pdf

Deutsche Bank Research, “Global Champions in Waiting: Perspectives on China’s Overseas Direct Investment”, 4 August 2006.  Available at: http://www.dbresearch.ru/PROD/DBR_INTERNET_EN-PROD/PROD0000000000201318.pdf.

Eunsuk Hong and Laixiang Sun, “Go Overseas via Direct Investment:  Internationalisation Strategy of Chinese Corporations in a Comparative Prism”, January 2004. Available at: http://www.cefims.ac.uk/documents/research-28.pdf.

Full text of Chinese President Hu Jintao’s speech delivered at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia annual conference, updated 13/04/2008 is available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2008-04/13/content_6612499.htm.

 

Text of the speech by His Excellency Ambassador Zhang Junsai entitled ‘Australia and China: New Directions in Learning Connections’ presented at the China Education Centre, University of Sydney, 26 September 2008: In PDF.

 

William Pesek, “Debt-Fuelled Booms: Soaring China Should Be the Last One to Throw Stones”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/debtfuelled-booms-soaring-china-should-be-the-last-one-to-throw-stones-20100721-10l97.html.

 

Malcolm Turnbull, “Chinese Debt Binge Is Fuelling a Dangerous Property Bubble”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/chinese-debt-binge-is-fuelling-a-dangerous-property-bubble-20100615-yd1a.html.

 

Peter Hartcher, “As China Rises, It Demands a Deference We Should Be Wary to Give”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 2010.  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/as-china-rises-it-demands-a-deference-we-should-be-wary-to-give-20100531-wr8w.html.

Spencer Swartz and Shai Oster, “China World’s Biggest Energy Consumer, Says International Energy Agency”, The Wall Street Journal, 20 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/china-worlds-biggest-energy-consumer-says-international-energy-agency/story-e6frg90x-1225894449698.

Hu Shan, “China Fears Overlook the Drive for Harmony”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/china-fears-overlook-the-drive-for-harmony-20100701-zqgp.html.

AP, “China Jails American Over State Secrets, as Comparisons Are Drawn with Stern Hu Case”, The Australian, 5 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/china-jails-american-over-state-secrets-as-comparisons-are-drawn-with-stern-hu-case/story-e6frg6so-1225888057153.

Shen Dingli, “Great Power, Great Responsibility”, South China Morning Post, 31 May 2010.  Available at: http://ussc.edu.au/news-room/Great-power-great-responsibility.

John Garnaut, “China Race to Invest in Australian Resources”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/china-race-to-invest-in-australian-resources-20100405-rn22.html.

Tony Wang and Grace Tian, “Why Chinese Banks Survived the Crisis?” China Knowledge, 16 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.chinaknowledge.com/Newswires/CA.aspx?cat=&ID=215

Wendy Dobson, Gravity Shift: How Asia’s New Economic Powerhouses Will Shape the Twenty-first Century, University of Toronto Press, 2009.  A useful review of the book is available at: http://www.theglobalist.com/StoryId.aspx?StoryId=8076.

Hong Kong, SAR

Margaret Ng, “Hong Kong’s Democracy Dilemma,” The New York Times, 2 September 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/opinion/hong-kongs-democracy-dilemma.html?ref=opinion.  See also Editorial, “The Guardian View on China’s Rejection of Open Elections for the Leader of Hong Kong,” The Guardian, 2 September 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/sep/02/guardian-view-china-elections-hong-kong.

Chris Buckley and Michael Forsythe, “Beijing Rules Out Open Elections in Hong Kong,” The New York Times, 31 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/01/world/asia/hong-kong-elections.html?hpw&rref=world&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well.

Keith Bradsher, “With Snowden Gone, Hong Kong Focuses on US Surveillance”, The New York Times, 26 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/27/world/asia/with-snowden-gone-hong-kong-focuses-on-us-surveillance.html?pagewanted=all.

Andrew Higgins, “Hong Kong Protests Mark Rise in Tensions with China”, Guardian Weekly, 23 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/23/hong-kong-china-identity-protest.

Kevin Drew, “Scandals in Hong Kong Raise Fears About China”, The New York Times, 5 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/06/world/asia/hong-kong-election-raises-fears-about-china.html?_r=1.

Associated Press, “New Hong Kong Think Tank to Look at Economic Issues from Asian Viewpoint”, The Washington Post, 26 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/new-hong-kong-think-tank-to-look-at-economic-issues-from-asian-viewpoint/2011/08/26/gIQACmlHfJ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Japan

Tessa Morris-Suzuki, “What Was Abe Thinking, Going to Yasukuni?” East Asia Forum, 29 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/29/what-was-abe-thinking-going-to-yasukuni/.

Wieland Wagner, “Atavistic Abe: Japan’s PM Courts Old Dangers”, Spiegel Online, 17 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/new-nationalist-government-of-japan-stokes-tensions-with-china-a-877691.html

Chico Harlan, “With China’s Rise, Japan Shifts to the Right”, The Washington Post, 21 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/with-chinas-rise-japan-shifts-to-the-right/2012/09/20/2d5db3fe-ffe9-11e1-b257-e1c2b3548a4a_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

Chico Harlan, “Japan Concerned by Chinese Naval Activity, Lack of Transparency in Decision-Making Process”, The Washington Post, 31 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/japan-concerned-by-chinese-naval-activity-lack-of-transparency-in-decision-making-process/2012/07/31/gJQAx7VIMX_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.  For a response from China, see “Cold War Mindset Haunts Japanese Defence Paper”, People’s Daily 1 August, 2012, at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/7895291.html.

Hiroko Tabuchi, “Japan’s Economic Plan Has Blanks to Fill”, The New York Times, 30 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/business/global/bold-strategy-for-growth-in-japan-leaves-blanks-to-fill.html.

Zhang Yunbi, “Analysts: Japan’s Chaotic Voices to Harm Ties”, People’s Daily, 26 July 2012.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/7888131.html.

Yutaka Kato, “Japan: The Dilemma of a Technological Power”, Seri Quarterly, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_read.html?mncd=0302&pub=20120317&Falocs=03&dep=2&pubseq=260.

Chico Harlan, “Japan’s Ambassador to China Returns for Talks Amid Mew Fight Over Islands”, The Washington Post, 15 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/japans-ambassador-to-china-returns-for-talks-amid-new-island-row/2012/07/15/gJQAQ9K6lW_story.html.

Sourabh Gupta, “US-Japan and ‘Common Strategic Objectives’: Consolidating Alliance Gains”, East Asia Forum, 4 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/04/us-japan-and-common-strategic-objectives-consolidating-alliance-gains.

Peter Hartcher, “Battle of Pacific Rim Reshapes the World”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/battle-of-pacific-rim-reshapes-the-world-20110314-1bue3.html.

Hamish McDonald, “The Economic Miracle Falls Behind”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/the-economic-miracle-falls-behind-20100827-13vx7.html.

Ryo Sahashi. “Japan’s Vision: Building an East Asian Community”, East Asia Forum, 5 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/08/05/japan’s-vision-building-an-east-asian-community/.

Mongolia

Tuvshintugs Batdelger, “Mongolia’s Economic Prospects and Challenges,” East Asia Forum, 23 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/03/23/mongolias-economic-prospects-and-challenges/.

Julian Dierkes, “Monglia in the Region: Time for Economic Foreign Policy,” East Asia Forum, 23 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/03/23/mongolia-in-the-region-time-for-economic-foreign-policy/.

Bernard Zand, “Mining the Gobi: The Battle for Mongolia’s Resources,” Spiegel Online, 7 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/mining-the-gobi-desert-rio-tinto-and-mongolia-fight-over-profits-a-915021.html.

Francis Fukuyama, “Mongolia, Mining and Malfeasance”, American Interest, 2 September 2012.  Available at: http://blogs.the-american-interest.com/fukuyama/2012/09/02/mongolia-mining-and-malfeasance/

Dan Levin, “In Mongolia, a New, Penned-In Wealth”, The New York Times, 26 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/world/asia/mongolias-coal-deposits-draw-neighbors-attention.html?pagewanted=all.

Julian Diekes and Bill Rafoss, “Mongolia: Corruption Arrests and New Investment Laws as Elections Loom”, East Asia Forum, 8 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/06/08/mongolia-corruption-arrests-and-new-investment-laws-as-elections-loom/.

Alicia Campi, “Mongolia’s Quest to Balance Human Development in its Booming Mineral-Based Economy”, Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary, Number 21, January 2012.  Available at: http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2012/01/10-mongolia-campi.

North Korea

Associated Press, “North Korea Demands the Dissolution of the UN Command in South Koreas as a Requirement for Peace”, The Washington Post, 22 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/nkorea-demands-the-dissolution-of-the-un-command-in-south-korea-as-a-requirement-for-peace/2013/06/21/e8e456b8-da8c-11e2-b418-9dfa095e125d_story.html.

Choe Sang-Hun, “South and North Korea Pave Way for Direct Talks”, The New York Times, 7 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/world/asia/south-and-north-korea-pave-way-for-direct-talks.html?ref=global-home.

Keeseok Kim, ”Why South Korea Downplays the North Korean Threat”, East Asia Forum, 18 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/18/why-south-korea-downplays-the-north-korean-threat/

Alexander Vorontstov, “How to Avoid War in Korea”, East Asia Forum, 16 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/16/how-to-avoid-war-in-korea/.

Ernesto Londoño, “North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un Offers Many Faces, Many Threats”, The Washington Post, 14 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/north-korean-leader-kim-jong-un-offers-many-faces-many-threats/2013/04/13/c8f0aa70-a3ad-11e2-82bc-511538ae90a4_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Editorial, “North Korea: Russian Roulette with China”, The Guardian, 9 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/09/north-korea-russian-roulette-china.

Evan Osnos, “The Korean Crisis: Kim’s Dangerous game”, The New Yorker, 29 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/evanosnos/2013/03/the-korean-crisis-kims-dangerous-game.html

Chico Harlan, “South Korea Faces Quandary Over Potential Human Rights Probe of North”, The Washington Post, 20 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/south-korea-faced-with-quandary-on-potential-human-rights-probe-of-north/2013/02/19/6d7d5a38-7042-11e2-b3f3-b263d708ca37_story.html.

Jin Jingyi, “Prospects for Reform in North Korea”, Seri Review, 27 October 2012.  Available for download with registration at: http://seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_read.html?mncd=0301&pub=20120418&Falocs=03&dep=1&pubseq=286.

Chico Harlan, “In State-Run North Korea, Hints of Reform”, The Washington Post, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/in-authoritarian-north-korea-hints-of-reform/2012/09/03/bb5d95ce-f275-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_story.html.

Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi, “North Korea’s Defence Planning: Symbolism vs Substance”, East Asia Forum, 2 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/02/north-korea-s-defence-planning-symbolism-vs-substance/.

Andreas Lorenz, Kim Jong Un Sends Cautious Signals of Reform”, Spiegel Online, 12 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/kim-jong-un-sends-cautious-signs-of-reform-in-north-korea-a-844061.html.

Chico Harlan, “In a North Korean Port City, Foreign Investment Starts to Flow”, The Washington Post, 27 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/in-a-north-korean-port-city-foreign-investment-starts-to-flow/2011/09/24/gIQAM4R8yK_story.html.

South Korea

Kim Sun-Bin, “Directions and Tasks for Park Geun-Hue’s Economic Policies,” by, SERI Quarterly, 7 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_list.html?mncd=0302&pub=20130220&Falocs=03&dep=2&pubseq=318.

Choe Sang Hun, “North Korea’s Dialogue with the South Collapses,” The New York Times, 11 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/12/world/asia/dialogue-between-north-and-south-korea.html?ref=asia

Choe Sang-Hun, “South and North Korea Pave Way for Direct Talks”, The New York Times, 7 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/world/asia/south-and-north-korea-pave-way-for-direct-talks.html?ref=global-home.

Kim Yong-Ki, Upcoming Challenges for Korea’s Economy” Seri Quarterly, 27 October 2012.  Available for downloading with registration at: http://seriquarterly.com/03/qt_Section_read.html?mncd=0302&pub=20120418&Falocs=03&dep=2&pubseq=273.

Myoung-ho Park, “South Korea’s Surprise Election Results”, East Asia Forum, 14 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/14/south-korea-s-surprise-election-results/

AP, “High-Seas Stabbing of Korean Officer Worsens Ties with China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/highseas-stabbing-of-korean-officer-worsens-ties-with-china-20111213-1os2g.html.

Park Geun-Hye, “A New Kind of Korea”, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 90 No. 5 (September/October 2011).  Reprints may be purchased at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/68136/park-geun-hye/a-new-kind-of-korea.

Aidan Foster-Carter, “Inter-Korean Relations Nosedive Over Secret Talks Disclosure”, East Asia Forum 15 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/15/inter-korean-relations-nosedive-over-secret-talks-disclosure/

Byung Min, “Corporate Governance Reform in Korea”, East Asia Forum, 8 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/08/corporate-governance-reform-in-korea/.

John Garnaut, “China Preparing for Collapse of N. Korea Regime, Cable Say”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-preparing-for-collapse-of-n-korea-regime-cables-say-20101130-18fed.html.

No author cited, “South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Calls for ‘Unification Tax’”, The Australian, 17 August, 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/south-korean-president-lee-myung-back-calls-for-unification-tax/story-e6frg6so-1225906057426.

No author cited, “China Takes Aim at US Drill in Yellow Sea”, The Australian, 23 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/china-takes-aim-at-us-drill-in-yellow-sea/story-e6frg6so-1225895816553.

Russia Far East

Rens Lee, “The Far East between Russia, China and America – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 31 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/31072012-the-far-east-between-russia-china-and-america-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Taiwan

Sheryn Lee, “Taiwan Battles Economic and Cross-Strait Tensions in 2013,” East Asia Forum, 23 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/23/taiwan-battles-economic-and-cross-strait-tensions-in-2013/.

William Wan, “Taiwan’s ‘White Shirt Army,’ Spurred by Facebook, Takes on Political Parties,” The Washington Post, 10 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/taiwans-white-shirt-army-spurred-by-facebook-takes-on-political-parties/2013/11/10/4a1fde52-46e4-11e3-bf0c-cebf37c6f484_story.html?tid=hpModule_949fa2be-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394&hpi.

Zhe Sun, “Ma Ying-jeou’s Second Term and Taiwan’s International Participation”, Brookings Northeast Asia Commentary, Number 24, May 2012.  Available at: http://www.brookings.edu/research/opinions/2012/05/08-taiwan-participation-sun.  Other commentaries on Ma’s second term are available at: http://www.accci.com.au/default.htm#ma.

No author cites, “Republic of China Presidential Election, 2012”, Wikipedia, undated.  Available at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republic_of_China_presidential_election,_2012.

Steve Tsang, “Taiwan’s Journey from Troublemaker to Peacemaker”, Project Syndicate, 14 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/stsang2/English.

Vietnam

Global Times, “Hanoi Will Feel Pain for Helping US Return”, People’s Daily, 12 July 2012.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7873001.html.


Region 4


4. Indonesia/Thailand/Vietnam - ASEAN

ASEAN Region

South China Sea Disputes

Isaac Stone Fish, “Realpolitik and Spinning the US-China Summit,” The New York Times, 12 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/13/opinion/global/realpolitik-and-spinning-the-us-china-summit.html?ref=global-home.

Tim Culpan, “Taiwan, Philippines Row Escalates”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/taiwan-philippines-row-escalates-20130513-2jgoa.html.

Energy Information Administration, “South China Sea Energy Profile: Critical World Trade Route and Potential Source of Hydrocarbons – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 8 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/08022013-south-china-sea-energy-profile-critical-world-trade-route-and-potential-source-of-hydrocarbons-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Kevin Rudd, “A Maritime Balkans of the 21st Century, Foreign Policy, 30 January 3012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/01/30/a_maritime_balkans_of_the_21st_century_east_asia.

No author cited, “Dangerous Shoals: The Risks of a Clash between China and Japan Are Rising – and the Consequences Could be Calamitous”, The Economist, 19 January 2013.

Berina Xu, “Backgrounder: South China Sea Tensions”, Council on Foreign Relations, 11 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.cfr.org/china/south-china-sea-tensions/p29790?cid=rss-analysisbriefbackgroundersexp-south_china_sea_tensions-011113.

Martin Fackler, “To Counter China, Japan and Philippines Will Bolster Maritime Cooperation”, The New York Times, 10 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/world/asia/japan-and-philippines-to-bolster-maritime-cooperation.html?ref=world.

Parameswaran Ponnudurai, “China Seeks to Mend Fences in Sea Dispute – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 26 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/26092012-china-seeks-to-mend-fences-in-sea-dispute-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Lindsay Murdoch, “Former Leaders Join as Peacemakers in Asia”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/former-leaders-join-as-peacemakers-in-asia-20120910-25ofp.html.

Observer Research Foundation, “Exploring Europe’s Role in the South China Sea – Interview”, Eurasia Review, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/04092012-exploring-europes-role-in-the-south-china-sea-interview/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Michael O’Hanlon and James Steinberg, “Going Beyond ‘Air-Sea Battle’”, The Washington Post, 24 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/beyond-air-sea-battle-a-military-concept-that-challenges-policymakers/2012/08/23/8fd4f8fa-ed31-11e1-9ddc-340d5efb1e9c_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.  For a background commentary see: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonASB.pdf.

Dr Subhash Kapil, “Japan: Coping with the ‘China Threat’”, Eurasia Review, 24 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/24082012-japan-coping-with-the-china-threat/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Julius Ceasar I Trajano, “US Alliances with the Philippines and Thailand: Partnerships or Interests? Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 22 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/22082012-us-alliances-with-the-philippines-and-thailand-partnerships-or-interests-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Editorial, “Asia’s Roiling Sea”, The New York Times, 18 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sunday/asias-roiling-sea.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120819.

Zhao Shengnan, “China Seeks Resolution to Sea Issue”, China Daily, 14 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-08/14/content_15672741.htm.

Jane Perlez, “China Asserts Sea Claim with Politics and Ships”, The New York Times, 11 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/12/world/asia/beijing-reasserts-its-claims-in-south-china-sea.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120812.

Rodolfo Severino, “Toward a Code of Conduct for the South China Sea”, East Asia Review, 11 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/11/toward-a-code-of-conduct-for-the-south-china-sea/.

Robert Beckman, “The South China Sea Disputes: How Countries Can Clarify Their Maritime Claims – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 8 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/08082012-the-south-china-sea-disputes-how-countries-can-clarify-their-maritime-claims-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Sarabjeet Singh Parmar, “Yongxing Island: China’s Diego Garcia in South China Sea? – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 8 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/08082012-yongxing-island-chinas-diego-garcia-in-south-china-sea-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Probar Ghosh, “The Flashpoint of South China Sea: Implications for India – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 4 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/04082012-the-flashpoint-of-south-china-sea-implications-for-india-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Huy Duong, “Disputed Waters Are Rising in the South China Sea”, East Asia Review, 4 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/04/disputed-waters-are-rising-in-the-south-china-sea/.

Sourabh Gupta, “China’s South China Sea Jurisdictional Claims: When Politics and Law Collide”, Eurasia Review, 29 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/29/china-s-south-china-sea-jurisdictional-claims-when-politics-and-law-collide/.

Aileen S P Baviera, “South China Sea Disputes: Shy ASEAN Must Unite”, East Asia Forum, 26 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/26/south-china-sea-disputes-why-asean-must-unite/.

No author cited, “Chinese Checkers: The Spectre of Big-Power Rivalry Spoils an ASEAN Gathering”, The Economist, 21 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21559361?fsrc=nlw|wwp|7-19-2012|2829692|34237756|.

Ristian Atriandi Supriyanto, “Indonesia’s South China Sea Dilemma: Between Neutrality and Self-Interest – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/18072012-indonesias-south-china-sea-dilemma-between-neutrality-and-self-interest-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Peter Hartcher, “China Gets Its Catch, Hook, Line and Sinker”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/china-gets-its-catch-hook-line-and-sinker-20120716-226e6.html.  See commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonHartcher.pdf.

Parameswaran Ponnudruai, “South China Sea Dispute Rocks ASEAN – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 16 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16072012-south-china-sea-dispute-rocks-asean-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Alan Chong and Emrys Chew, “Asian Diplomatic Ambiguity: Calming the South China Sea – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 8 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/08052012-asian-diplomatic-ambiguity-calming-the-south-china-sea-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Peter Hartcher, “Full Steam Ahead for China’s Territorial Ambitions”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/full-steam-ahead-for-chinas-territorial-ambitions-20100712-107sp.html.

Other Regional Issues

Vannarith Cheang, “China and Its Southeast Asian Neighbours Need More Strategic Capital”, East Asia Forum, 23 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/05/23/china-and-its-southeast-asian-neighbours-need-more-strategic-capital/.

Sanchita Basu Das, “Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, East Asia Forum, 27 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/27/asias-regional-comprehensive-economic-partnership/.  See commentary at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonRCEPs.pdf.

Vikram Nehru, “Southeast Asia:  Will Markets and Geography Grump the TPP?” Carnegie Endowment, 19 July 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/07/09/southeast-asia-will-markets-and-geography-trump-tpp/cn3k.

Koh Swee Lean Collin, “Indonesia’s New Submarines:  Impact on Regional Naval Balance – Analysis”, Eurasian Review, 30 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/30012012-indonesia%E2%80%99s-new-submarines-impact-on-regional-naval-balance-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Indonesia

Michael Bachelard, “Unrest Fears as Soldiers Shot Dead in West Papua”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/unrest-fears-as-soldiers-shot-dead-in-west-papua-20130222-2ewxu.html.

 

No specific author cited, “Indonesia: Dynamics of Violence in Papua”, Eurasia Review, 10 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/10082012-indonesia-dynamics-of-violence-in-papua/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

 

Damien Kingsbury, “A Better Understanding of Indonesia Will Forge Closer Ties”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-better-understanding-of-indonesia-will-forge-closer-ties-20120130-1qp7f.html.  See also the commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonIndonesia.pdf.

 

Vikram Nehru, “Indonesia’s New Trade Policy Risks Repeating Past Mistakes”, Carnegie Endowment, 30 July 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/07/30/indonesia-s-new-trade-policy-risks-repeating-past-mistakes/d2qi.

 

Tom Allard, “Indonesia Nods Off on Road to Democracy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/indonesia-nods-off-on-road-to-democracy-20111212-1orgk.html.

 

Greg Sheridan, “If Only Mubarak Resembled Suharto”, The Australian, 17 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/if-only-mubarak-resembled-suharto/story-e6frg6zo-1226007168512.

 

AFP, “Bali Democracy Forum Officially Opened by Indonesian President, Jakarta Globe, 10 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.thejakartaglobe.com/home/bali-democracy-forum-officially-opened-by-indonesian-president/346647.

 

The Hon Kevin Rudd, Australian Minister of Foreign Affairs, “Speech at the Bali Democracy Forum”, 9 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/kr_sp_101209.html.

 

Tom Allard, “Obama Reinforces Links with Indonesia”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/obama-reinforces-links-with-indonesia-20101110-17mak.html.

 

Greg Sheridan, “Feel-Good Show Lacked Depth”, The Australian, 11 March 2010.  Commentary on the speech before the Australian Parliament by Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/feel-good-show-lacked-depth/story-e6frg6zo-1225839324692

 

Link to a map of the provinces of Indonesia that relates to President's Sydney Business Speech re the Australia/Indonesia decision to concentrate on the six eastern provinces of Indonesia re the Wallis Line or the Melanesia part of Indonesia.  Available at: http://www.indonesiamatters.com/images/indonesia-map.gif.

 

Text of speech by Dr Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, President of the Republic of Indonesia at a business forum in Sydney, 11 March 2010.  Available at http://www.presidenri.go.id/index.php/eng/pidato/2010/03/11/1355.html.

Andrew Higgins, “Some in Indonesia Praise, Seek to Replicate China's Fight Against United States”, The Washington Post, 29 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/28/AR2010032802879.html.

Yuli Ismartono, “We Are So Close, But So Far Apart”, Sydney Morning Herald, 11 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/we-are-so-close-but-so-far-apart-20100310-pz74.html.

Malaysia

Yang Razali Kassim, “New Battle Lines in Malaysian Politics,” East Asia Forum, 27 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/27/new-battle-lines-in-malaysian-politics/

Elizabeth Segran, “Malaysian Malaise,” Foreign Affairs, 10 October 2113.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/letters-from/malaysian-malaise.  http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/140152/philippa-brant/charity-begins-at-home.

Cleo Pearson and Mark Tran, “Malaysia Turns to Technology in Bit to Reach High-Income Status by 2020,” The Guardian, 27 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2013/jun/27/malaysia-technology-high-income-status-2020

Reuters, “Malaysia Re-Elects National Front Coalition”, The Guardian, 5 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/may/05/malaysia-re-elect-national-front-coalition.  For additional commentary, R C, “Malaysia’s Election: A Tawdry Victory, The Economist, 6 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/banyan/2013/05/malaysias-election-0?fsrc=nlw|newe|5-6-2013|5664297|34237756|

Vikram Nehru, “Can Malaysis Beat the Middle-Income Trap?”, East Asia Review, 5 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/03/05/can-malaysia-beat-the-middle-income-trap/.

Peter Hartcher, “Bully-Boy Malaysia Immature and Australia’s Reaction So Limp”, Sydney Morning Herald, 19 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/bullyboy-malaysia-immature-and-australias-reaction-so-limp-20130218-2end9.html.

Mahani Zainal Abidin, “Will It Be business as Usual for Malaysia in 2013?” East Asia Forum 17 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/17/will-it-be-business-as-usual-for-malaysia-in-2013/.

Fiona Harvey, “Iskandar Malaysia – the Green Mega-City Rising above Singapore”, The Guardian, 2 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2012/nov/02/iskandar-malaysia-green-megacity.

Shankaran Nambiar, “Malaysia’s Fiscal Imprudence”, East Asia Forum, 13 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/13/malaysias-fiscal-imprudence/

Jeremy Grant, “Malaysian Economic Growth Hides Vulnerability”, The Washington Post, 11 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/malaysian-growth-hides-vulnerability/2012/10/10/9d71d0fa-12f2-11e2-a16b-2c110031514a_story.html.

Shankaran Nambiar, “Global Economic Slowdown and Political Uncertainty in Malaysia”, East Asia Forum, 15 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/15/global-economic-slowdown-and-political-uncertainty-in-malaysia/.

Shankaran Nambiar”, Contest of Credibility Before Malaysia’s Elections”, East Asia Forum, 8 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/06/08/contested-credibility-in-the-lead-up-to-malaysia-s-elections/.

Nurhisham Hussein, “Malaysia’s Economic Transformation”, East Asia Forum, 12 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/08/12/malaysia-s-economic-transformation/.

Tom Allard, “Malaysia Plans Amnesty for Illegal Migrants”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/malaysia-plans-amnesty-for-illegal-migrants-20110607-1fr7h.html.

Dustin Roasa, “Malaysia at Economic Crossroads as It Fights the Great Brain Drain”, The Guardian, 21 April.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/apr/21/malaysia-fights-brain-drain.

Myanmar (also known as Burma)

U Myint, “Myanmar’s Economic Prospects and Its Real Potential”, East Asia Forum, 21 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/04/21/myanmars-economic-prospects-and-its-real-potential/.

B Raman, ”US Can’t Squeeze China Out of Myanmar – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 26 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/26112012-us-cant-squeeze-china-out-of-myanmar-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Lex Rieffel. “Myanmar’s Economy Confronts Tough Policy Challenges”, East Asia Forum, 31 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/31/myanmar-s-economy-confronts-tough-policy-challenges/.

John Blaxland, “Myanmar: Time for Australia to Engage with the Military”, East Asia Forum, 15 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/15/myanmar-time-for-australia-to-engage-with-the-military/

Hamish McDonald, “US Scrambles Back into Burma in a Race for Influence”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-scrambles-back-into-burma-in-a-race-for-influence-20120205-1qznl.html.

Lindsay Murdoch, “China Nervous as Burma Starts To Look West”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-nervous-as-burma-starts-to-look-west-20111129-1o58u.html

Hamish McDonald, “Junta Subverts Sanctions with Australian Radios”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/junta-subverts-sanctions-with-australian-radios-20100815-1258b.html.

Philippines

Rafaelita M Aldaba, “Revving the Engine of Philippine Manufacturing,” East Asia Forum, 1 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2014/03/01/revving-the-engine-of-philippine-manufacturing/.

Sunshine Lichauco de Leon and Peter Walker, “Philippines and Muslim Rebels agree Landmark Peace Deal”, The Guardian, 7 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/07/philippines-muslim-rebels-peace-deal?INTCMP=SRCH.

Ava Patricia C Avila, “Philippines’ Defence Build-Up: Revival of Self-Reliant Posture – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/18072012-philippines-defence-build-up-revival-of-self-reliant-posture-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29eview%29.

Craig Whitlock, “Philippine President Aquino Seeks US Military Aid”, The Washington Post, 9 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/philippine-president-aquino-seeks-us-military-aid/2012/06/08/gJQAUEwtOV_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_Sat.

Andrew Jacobs, “Philippines’ Rocky Relations With China”, The New York Times, 15 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/world/asia/philippines-navigates-rocky-relations-with-china.html?_r=1&pagewanted=1&ref=asia.

Singapore

Mukul Asher and Chang Yee Kwan,”Singapore, Still Growing Strongly, Resists Social Transformation,” East Asia Forum, 31 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/31/singapore-growing-strong-but-resisting-structural-transformation/.

Mery Caballero-Anthony and P K Hangzo, “Singapore: Niche Diplomacy Through Water Expertise, East Asia Forum, 31 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/31/singapore-niche-diplomacy-through-water-expertise/.

Mukul G Asher and Chang Yee Kwan, “Singapore in 2012, Balancing Growth with Domestic Imperatives”, East Asia Forum, 26 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/12/26/singapore-in-2012-balancing-growth-with-domestic-imperatives/.

Yang Razali Kassim, “Singapore’s Growing Role in Asian Food Security”, East Asia Forum, 7 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/09/07/singapore-s-growing-role-in-asian-food-security/.

Seth Mydans, “In Singapore, the Party in Power Offers New Faces”, The New York Times, 18 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/19/world/asia/19iht-singapore19.html.

Thailand

Peter Hartcher, “Game Over for Democracy in Thailand,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/game-over-for-democracy-in-thailand-20140526-zrord.html.

Thomas Fuller, “Thailand’s Political Tensions Are Rekindling Ethnic and Regional Divisions,” The New York Times, 12 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/13/world/asia/thailands-political-tensions-are-rekindling-ethnic-and-regional-divisions.html?src=rechp.

Peter Hartcher, “Thailand Elections: Opposition Are Democrats in Name Only,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/thailand-elections-opposition-are-democrats-in-name-only-20140204-31z12.html.

Duncan McCargo, “Thai Takedown,” Foreign Affairs, 27 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/features/letters-from/thai-takedown.

Newley Purnell, “US Plans for U-Tapao Airfield Cause Stir”, Wall Street Journal, 25 June 2012.  Available at: http://blogs.wsj.com/searealtime/2012/06/25/u-s-plans-for-u-tapao-airfield-cause-stir/.  See also Thanida Tansubhapol and Mongkol Bangprapa, “NASA Scraps U-tapao Plan for Climate Research”, Bangkok Post, 29 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/300156/nasa-scraps-u-tapao-plan-for-climate-research

No author cited, “Thailand’s New Government: Swept Away”, The Economist, 15 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21532337?fsrc=nlw|wwp|10-13-2011|politics_this_week.

Pongphisoot Busbarat, “Thailand’s Foreign Relations Under the New Government”, East Asia Forum, 7 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/07/thailand-s-foreign-relations-under-the-new-government/.

Lindsay Murdoch, “Big Brother Is Watching Political Novice Take on the Top Job”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/big-brother-is-watching-political-novice-take-on-the-top-job-20110704-1gz8e.html#ixzz1RTObR0iz.

Ben Doherty, “Red Shirt Leaders Deny Terrorism Charges”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/red-shirt-leaders-deny-terrorism-charges-20100816-126w6.html.

Vietnam

Thomas Fuller, “Rising Dissent Fractures One-Party State”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/rising-dissent-fractures-oneparty-state-20130424-2iee2.html.

Walter Lohman, Colonel William Jordan and Lewis Stern, “US-Vietnam Defence Relations: Investing in Strategic Alignment – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 19 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/19072012-us-vietnam-defense-relations-investing-in-strategic-alignment-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Associated Press, “Vietnam Announces New President as Country Wrangles with Economy, China”, The Washington Post, 25 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/vietnam-announces-new-president-as-country-wrangles-with-economy-china/2011/07/25/gIQArnb8XI_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.



Region 5


5.  United States - North America (Canada and Mexico)

Canada

Philip Bethge, “Canada’s Environment Succumbs to Oil Sands”, Spiegel Online, 17 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,791008,00.html.  Note also report on divided opinion in Washington, DC by Juliet Eilperin and Steven Mufson, “Obama Allies’ Interests Collide Over Keystone Pipeline”, The Washington Post, 17 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/obama-allies-interests-collide-over-keystone-pipeline/2011/10/11/gIQAr09cpL_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Mexico

Randal C Archibold, Karla Zabludovsky, “New President of Mexico Vows to Focus on Economy”, The New York Times, 1 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/world/americas/enrique-pena-nieto-takes-office-as-mexicos-president.html?ref=world

AFP, “Mexico Protesters March Over ‘Corrupt Election’”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/mexican-protesters-march-over-corrupt-election-20120723-22k22.html.

North American Region

Marc Lanthermann, “NAFA AND THE Future OF Canada, Mexico and the United States”, Stratfor Geopolitical Weekley, 7 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/nafta-and-future-canada-mexico-and-united-states?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140107&utm_term=Gweekly&utm_content=readmore

Catie Duckworth, “The Failures of NAFTA – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 21 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/21062012-the-failures-of-nafta-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  Note that a summary of a recent analysis by Gary Hufbaurer, the economist mentioned in the article, is available at: http://www.piie.com/publications/chapters_preview/332/01iie3349.pdf.

USA

Rebecca Robbins, “With Consumers Still Cautious, July Retail Sales Stay Flat,” The Washington Post, 13 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/business/wp/2014/08/13/with-consumers-still-cautious-july-retail-sales-stay-flat/?tid=hpModule_79c38dfc-8691-11e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394&hpid=z18.

David Cole, “The Anti-Court Court,” The New York Review of Books, 14 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/aug/14/anti-court-supreme-court/. 

Thomas L Friedman, “Obama’s Foreign Policy Book,” The New York Times, 31 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/01/opinion/sunday/friedman-obamas-foreign-policy-book.html?hp&rref=opinion&_r=0.

Edward L Morse. “Welcome to the Revolution: Why Shale Is the Next Shale,” Foreign Affairs, May 2014.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141202/edward-l-morse/welcome-to-the-revolution. See also Fred Krupp, “Don’t Just Drill, Baby – Drill Carefully.” Foreign Affairs, “May 2014.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141204/fred-krupp/dont-just-drill-baby-drill-carefully.

Peter Baker,” Big Companies Join Obama in Initiative to Help Long-Term Unemployed,” The New York Times, 31 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/01/us/politics/big-companies-join-obama-in-initiative-to-help-long-term-unemployed.html?hp.

Mark Landler, “Obama Announces Institute to Create Manufacturing Jobs, The New York Times, 15 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/16/us/politics/obama.html?hp.

Dana Milbank, “Courts Reap What They Sow,” The Washington Post, 4 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-courts-reap-what-they-sow/2014/01/03/07b6ca18-749c-11e3-8b3f-b1666705ca3b_story.html?hpid=z2.

Andrew Billo, “Onus on US, China to Resolve Asia’s Disputes,” East Asia Forum, 25 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/12/25/onus-on-us-china-to-resolve-asias-disputes/.

The Editorial Board, “The President on Inequality,” The New York Times, 4 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/opinion/the-president-on-inequality.html?ref=opinion.

Mark Landler,” Obama Signals a Shift from Military Might to Diplomacy,” The New York Times, 25 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/world/middleeast/longer-term-deal-with-iran.html?hpw&rref=politics.

RA, JS and LP, “The Rich Get Richer,” The Economist, 12 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/09/daily-chart-8.

David Kaye, “Stealth Multilateralism: US Foreign Policy Without Treaties – or the Senate,” Foreign Affairs, September/October 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139649/david-kaye/stealth-multilateralism

Karen Deyoung and Scott Wilson, “Obama Balances Goals in Egypt,” The Washington Post, 18 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/with-egypt-obama-balances-short-term-wants-against-long-term-goals/2013/08/17/025cfe36-0695-11e3-9259-e2aafe5a5f84_story.html?hpid=z1.  See also: David D Kirkpatrick, Peter Baker and Michael R Gordon, “How American Hopes for a Deal in Egypt Were Undercut,” The New York Times, 17 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/18/world/middleeast/pressure-by-us-failed-to-sway-egypts-leaders.html?hp&_r=0.

John Dickerson, “The GOP’s Wild West”, Slate, 17 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2013/07/liz_cheney_challenging_mike_enzi_the_gop_s_senate_primary_fight_in_wyoming.html?wpisrc=newsletter_rubric.

Staff and agencies, “US ‘Disappointed’ with China for Letting Edward Snowden Leave Hong Kong,” The Guardian, 12 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/12/us-china-edward-snowden.

Elliot Gerson, “To Make America Great Again, We Need to Leave the Country,” The Atlantic, 10 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/07/to-make-america-great-again-we-need-to-leave-the-country/259653/.

Jackie Calmes and Steven Lee Myers, “US-China Talks Yield Pledge for a New Model of Cooperation,” The New York Times, 8 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/09/world/asia/obama-and-xi-try-building-a-new-model-for-china-us-ties.html?pagewanted=1&_r=0&ref=global-home.

Teddy Mg, “China and US Vow to Build a New Model for Ties at Summit in California”, South China Morning Post, 9 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1256267/obama-xi-grasp-new-momentum-us-china-relations.

Tanqi Quemener, “Obama, Xi Urge New Ties Amid Hacking Row”, China Post, 9 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinapost.com.tw/international/americas/2013/06/09/380748/Obama-Xi.htm.

Zhong Sheng, “A Forward Thrust in Sino-US Relations,” People’s Daily, 8 June 2012.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8278304.html.

AFP , “US, China Agree to End ‘Super Greenhouse Gases’”, Sunday Times, 9 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/us-china-agree-end-super-greenhouse-gases-20130609

Surveillance Programs Legal and Limited”, The New York Times, 7 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/08/us/national-security-agency-surveillance.html?ref=global-home&_r=0.  See also:

The Editorial Board, “President Obama’s Dragnet,” The New York Times, 6 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/06/07/opinion/president-obamas-dragnet.html?ref=global-home. 

Margot Kaminski, “PRISIM’s Legal Basis: How We Got Here, and What We Can Do to Get Back”, The Atlantic, 7 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/06/prisms-legal-basis-how-we-got-here-and-what-we-can-do-to-get-back/276667/.

David Rohde, “Start-Up Diplomacy”, The New York Times, 7 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/08/opinion/an-economic-statecraft-model.html?ref=global-home.

Hans Binnendijk, “Rethinking US Security Strategy’, The New York Times, 24 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/opinion/global/rethinking-us-security-strategy.html?_r=0.

Neera Tanden, Ruy Teixeira and John Halpin, “On Government Spending, GOP Faces a Reckoning”, The Washington Post, 21 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/on-government-spending-gop-faces-a-reckoning/2013/03/20/954bd5b8-90d0-11e2-9cfd-36d6c9b5d7ad_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Noam Chomsky, “US Control is Diminishing, but It Still Thinks It Owns the World”, The Guardian, 4 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/feb/04/us-control-diminishing-own-world. 

Jeff Zeleny, “Top Donors to Republicans Seek More Say in Senate Races”, The New York Times, 2 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/us/politics/top-gop-donors-seek-greater-say-in-senate-races.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130203&_r=0.

David Brooks, “A Second GOP”, The New York Times, 28 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/opinion/brooks-a-second-g-o-p.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130129.

Shen Dingli, “US Needs to Rethink Rebalancing”, People’s Daily, 25 January 2013.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8108248.html.

William Galston, “There’s a Civil War in America’s Business Community, but Will Obama Notice”, The New Republic, 22 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.tnr.com/blog/plank/112103/how-obama-can-exploit-the-civil-war-in-americas-business-community.

Joe Machin and Jon Huntsman, “Turning Congress’s Partisans Into Problem Solvers”, The Washington Post, 14 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/turning-congress-from-partisanship-to-problem-solving/2013/01/13/30e547ba-5db0-11e2-9940-6fc488f3fecd_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

The US Pivot to Asia Strategy

Peter Hartcher, “We Rely on the US at Our Peril”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/we-rely-on-the-us-at-our-peril-20130506-2j3ds.html?rand=1367872307683.  David Wroe, “US Strategy Could Result in Nuclear War”, Sydney Morning Herald, 15 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/us-strategy-could-result-in-nuclear-war-20130414-2htn8.html.  Peter Hartcher, “Nightmare Side to China Dream”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/nightmare-side-to-china-dream-20130415-2hw1h.html.  Commentary on these three articles is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonMixedPerils.pdf.

Kevin Rudd, “Beyond the Pivot: A New Road Map for US-Chinese Relations”, Foreign Affairs, March - April 2013.  Available for purchase at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138843/kevin-rudd/beyond-the-pivot.

Robert Keatley, “How China Helps the Pivot”, The National Interest, 21 March 2013.  Available at: http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/how-china-helps-the-pivot-8249.

Robert S Ross, “The Problem with the Pivot: Obama’s New Asia Polity Is Unnecessary and Counterproductive”, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 91, No. 6 (November-December 2012), pp. 70-82. Available at: http://www.viet-studies.info/kinhte/FA_NovDec2012_ProblemWithPivot.htm.  Comment on the article by Shawn Brimley and Ely Ratner, “Smart Shift: A Response to ‘The Problem with the Pivot’”, Foreign Affairs, Vol. 92, No. 1 (January-February 2013), pp. 177-181.  Available for purchase at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138720/shawn-brimley-and-ely-ratner/smart-shift?cid=rss-u_s_policy-smart_shift-000000.

World Politics Review Special Report: “The US Pivot to Asia”, 30 November 2012.  The report is available at: http://www.worldpoliticsreview.com/articles/12534/special-report-the-u-s-pivot-to-asia and consists of 24 articles including the following (as a selection): 

US Must Put Words Into Action in Asia-Pacific, by Nikolas Gvosdev

No Matter Who Wins, China Will Top U.S. Agenda, by Richard Weitz

Like It or Not, U.S. Cannot Control China Relationship, by Steven Metz

US Needs Chinese Partners in Asian Century, by Thomas P.M. Barnett

Australia Seeks a Role in the Asian Century, by Roxane Horton

India-Australia Relations and the Obama Pivot to Asia, by Saurav Jha

Tania Branigan, Jason Burke, David Smith, Jonathan Watts and Ian Traynor, “Obama’s First Term: Pivot to Asia and Tweaks to Latin America”, The Guardian, 21 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/21/obama-foreign-policy-pivots-asia.

Craig Whitlock, “US, Australia to Broaden Military Ties Amid Pentagon Pivot to SE Asia”, The Washington Post, 27 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-to-expand-ties-with-australia-as-it-aims-to-shift-forces-closer-to-se-asia/2012/03/19/gIQAPSXlcS_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Nick O’Malley, “Petraeus Shockwaves Jeopardise More Top Jobs”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/petraeus-shockwaves-jeopardise-more-top-jobs-20121114-29b49.html.  See also comment by Dana Milbank, “Petraeus’s Affair Was No ‘Scandal’”, The Washington Post, 21 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-petraeuss-behavior-is-no-scandal/2012/11/20/7a3357c4-334c-11e2-bfd5-e202b6d7b501_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Scott Shane, “Shifting Mood May End Blank Check for US Security Efforts”, The New York Times, 24 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/us/politics/rethinking-an-open-checkbook-for-a-security-colossus.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121025&_r=0.

Robert Zoellick, “The Currency of Power: Want to Understand America’s Place in the World? Write Economics Back Into the Plan”, Foreign Policy, November 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/08/the_currency_of_power?page=0,0.

Ted Galen Carpenter, “Strategic Insolvency on Defence”, The National Interest, 19 October 2012.  Available at: http://nationalinterest.org/commentary/strategic-insolvency-defense-7.

Scott Shane, “The Opiate of Exceptionalism”, The New York Times, 19 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/sunday-review/candidates-and-the-truth-about-america.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121021.

Rosa Brooks, “The Case for Intervention…in Obama’s Dysfunctional Foreign Policy Team”, Foreign Policy, 18 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/18/the_case_for_intervention?page=0,0

Thomas L Friedman, “How to Score the Debate”, The New York Times, 16 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/17/opinion/friedman-how-to-score-the-debate.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20121017.

No author cited, “The Chilecon Valley Challenge; Immigrant Entrepreneurs”, The Economist, 13 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21564589?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709.

Jerry Markon and Anne Gearan, “In Virginia, Mitt Romney Calls for Change of Course in Middle East”, The Washington Post, 9 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-virginia-mitt-romney-to-call-for-change-of-course-in-middle-east/2012/10/07/dfd8c25e-10a5-11e2-ba83-a7a396e6b2a7_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.  See also commentary by Julian Borger, “Obama and Romney: Different Rhetoric but Foreign Policies Are the Same” The Guardian, 8 October 2012.  Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/08/us-presidiential-candidates-foreign-policy.

Scott Wilson, “Obama, Romney Differ on US Exceptionalism”, The Washington Post, 27 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/obama-romney-differ-on-us-exceptionalism/2012/09/26/23a4bcce-07e9-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Editorial Board, “US Should Redouble Effort to Boost Russian Democracy”, The Washington Post, 20 September, 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/us-should-reach-out-to-the-russian-democracy-movement/2012/09/19/9d2956e6-027f-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Thom Shanker and Ian Johnson, “US and Japan Agree to Deploy Advanced Missile Defence System, The New York Times, 17 September 2012.  http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/world/asia/u-s-and-japan-agree-on-missile-defense-system.html.

Interview with Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defence, “A Whole New Era”, Foreign Policy, 17 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/09/17/leon_panetta_interview?page=0,0

Scott Wilson, “As Arab World Evolves, US Pursues Uneasy Alignments”, The Washington Post, 15 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/us-tries-to-define-relations-with-evolving-arab-world/2012/09/14/c3bff286-fe80-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html.  See also the opinion of and Egyptian activist living in Washington, DC – Ahmed Salah, “A Fight Against Religious Extremism”, The Washington Post, 15 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/religious-extremists-are-picking-a-fight/2012/09/14/19222eaa-fea0-11e1-b153-218509a954e1_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines:  

Uri Friedman, “Libya Attack Overshadows Vanity Fair’s Big Obama Profile”, Foreign Policy, 12 September 2012.  Available at: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/12/libya_attack_overshadows_vanity_fairs_big_obama_profile.

Jonathan Weisman and Jennifer Steinhauer, “Missteps and Surprises Turn Battle for the Senate into a Guessing Game”, The New York Times, 10 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/us/politics/senate-control-is-up-in-the-air-as-races-shift.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120911.

John Feffe, ”Dumb and Dumber: Obama’s ‘Smart Power’ Foreign Policy – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 7 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/07092012-dumb-and-dumber-obamas-smart-power-foreign-policy-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Greg Jaffe, “With Military at ‘Turning Point’ Defence Chief Leon Panetta Avoids Bold Moves”, The Washington Post, 4 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/with-military-at-turning-point-defense-chief-leon-panetta-avoids-bold-moves/2012/09/03/6188c902-f297-11e1-adc6-87dfa8eff430_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_nonlocal.

Dan Balz and Jon Cohen, “Big Gulf between Political Parties, Divisions Within”, The Washington Post, 19 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/big-gulf-between-parties-divisions-within/2012/08/18/f5ee15d4-e31a-11e1-ae7f-d2a13e249eb2_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_nonlocal.

Walter Pincus, “’Leading from Behind’ in the Middle East? Force Build-up Tells a Different Story”, The Washington Post, 14 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/leading-from-behind-in-the-middle-east-force-buildup-tells-a-different-story/2012/08/13/7241d598-e308-11e1-98e7-89d659f9c106_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_nonlocal.

E J Dionne Jr, “Paul Ryan and the Triumph of Theory”, The Washington Post, 13 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ej-dionne-paul-ryan-and-the-triumph-of-theory/2012/08/12/2fa48a94-e4a4-11e1-8f62-58260e3940a0_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

Amy Chozick, “Obama Is an Avid Reader, and Critic, of the News”, The New York Times, 7 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/us/politics/obama-is-an-avid-reader-and-critic-of-news-media-coverage.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120808.

Zhong Sheng, “Washington Stuck in Political Paralysis”, People’s Daily, 6 August 2012.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/7900264.html.

Hugh White, “America’s Choices about China”, East Asia Forum, 5 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/05/america-s-choices-about-china/.

Jon Swaine, “Tea Party Win Pours Cold Water on Opponents”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/tea-party-win-pours-cold-water-on-opponents-20120802-23idq.html.

Thomas L Friedman, “Why Not in Vegas?” The New York Times, 31 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/opinion/friedman-why-not-in-vegas.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120801.

Felicity Arbuthnot, “‘Extremism’ and Islam: The Forgotten Letters – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 25 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/24072012-extremism-and-islam-the-forgotten-letters-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Mark Leonard, “The End of the Affair: Four Years after Barack Obama’s Landmark Berlin Speech, the Transatlantic Alliance is Fading Fast.  What Went Wrong?” Foreign Policy, 24 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/07/24/the_end_of_the_affair

Uri Friedman, “’American Exceptionalism’: A Short History”, Foreign Policy, July.  August 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/06/18/american_exceptionalism.

Dana Milbank, “Dick Cheney Offers the GOP Familiar Advice on Spending”, The Washington Post, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/dana-milbank-dick-cheney-offers-the-gop-familiar-advice-on-spending/2012/07/17/gJQAhJn2rW_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

Lori Montgomery, “Coalition Urges Tax Hikes, Entitlement Cuts to Tame National Debt”, The Washington Post, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/coalition-urges-tax-hikes-entitlements-cuts-to-tame-national-debt/2012/07/17/gJQAOwyBsW_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Editorial, “The Power of Anonymity”, The New York Times, 16 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/opinion/the-power-of-anonymity.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120717.

Lori Montgomery, “Democrats Threaten To Go Over ‘Fiscal Cliff’ If GOP Fails to Raise Taxes”, The Washington Post, 16 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/democrats-threaten-gop-with-fiscal-cliff-as-tax-fight-rages-on/2012/07/15/gJQAvybLnW_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Nicholas Shaxson, “Where the Money Lives”, Vanity Fair, August 2012.  Available at: http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/2012/08/investigating-mitt-romney-offshore-accounts.

Stephen M Harner, The Strategic Implications of US-China Co-dependence”, East Asia Forum, 11 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/11/the-strategic-implications-of-us-china-codependence/.

Anne Applebaum, “In This Election, Pick Your Elite”, The Washington Post, 12 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/anne-applebaum-in-this-election-pick-your-elite/2012/07/11/gJQA1nrgdW_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

Michael Cooper, “States Face Tough Choices Even as Downturn Ends”, The New York Times, 10 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/11/us/as-state-revenues-begin-to-comeback-maryland-and-kansas-choose-different-paths.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120711.

No author cited, “A Clean Bill of Health”, The Economist, 28 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/democracyinamerica/2012/06/obamacare-and-supreme-court?scode=3d26b0b17065c2cf29c06c010184c684.  See also:

Adam Liptak and John H Cushman Jr, “Supreme Court Lets Health Law Largely Stand, in Victory for Obama”, The New York Times, 28 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/29/us/supreme-court-lets-health-law-largely-stand.html?pagewanted=all. 

Sheryl Gay Stolberg, “Future of an Ageing Court Raises Stakes of Presidential Vote”, The New York Times, 27 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/us/presidential-election-could-reshape-an-aging-supreme-court.html

Shiney Varghese, “US Water Policy Still All Wet – OpEd, Eurasia Review, 28 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/28062012-us-water-policy-still-all-wet-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Craig Whitlock, “US Eyes Return to Some Southeast Asia Military Bases”, The Washington Post, 23 June 2-12.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-seeks-return-to-se-asian-bases/2012/06/22/gJQAKP83vV_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Owen Bowcott, “Drone Strikes Threaten 50 Years of International Law, Says UN Rapporteur”, The Guardian, 21 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/21/drone-strikes-international-law-un.  See commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://accci.com.au/JonesCommentonDroneStrikes.pdf

Robert Reich, “Why the US Economy Can’t Get Out of First Gear – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 13 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/13062012-why-the-us-economy-cant-get-out-of-first-gear-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Walter Pincus, “The Battle for the Military’s Future”, The Washington Post, 13 June, 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/the-battle-for-the-militarys-future/2012/06/13/gJQAZIxxaV_story_1.html.  See also

Walter Pincus, “Retired Gen. James Cartwright Offers a Fresh View on Defence”, The Washington Post, 22 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/retired-gen-james-cartwright-offers-a-fresh-view-on-defense/2012/05/21/gIQArRMTgU_story.html.

The text of S. 3254 National Defence Authorisation Act for Fiscal Year 2013 is available at:  http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s3254/text.

Christopher Borick and Barry Rabe, “American Belief and Policy in Climate Change: Spring 2012 NSAPOCC Findings”, Brookings Research Paper, 11 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.brookings.edu/research/papers/2012/06/11-climate-rabe-borick

Charlie Savage, “Holder Directs US Attorneys to Track Down Paths of Leaks”, The New York Times, 8 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/09/us/politics/holder-directs-us-attorneys-to-investigate-leaks.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120609.

David Brooks, “The Debt Indulgence”, The New York Times, 4 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/05/opinion/brooks-the-debt-indulgence.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120605.

E J Dionne Jr, “Can This Campaign Be Constructive?” The Washington Post, 4 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/can-this-campaign-be-constructive/2012/06/03/gJQAB4W7BV_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions_Mon,

Associated Press, “Leon Panetta: China Should Not Fear New US Military Focus on Asia-Pacific”, The Guardian, 2 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jun/02/leon-panetta-china-asia-pacific.  Link to transcript and video of speech: http://www.iiss.org/conferences/the-shangri-la-dialogue/shangri-la-dialogue-2012/speeches/first-plenary-session/leon-panetta/.

Michael Greenstone, “Keeping Tabs on the Government’s Red Tape”, The Washington Post, 18 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/lets-keep-obamas-regulatory-revolution-going/2012/05/17/gIQAdho2WU_story.html.

John Barrow, “Fewer Moderates? Blame Redistricting”, The Washington Post, 18 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/redistricting-moderates-out-of-congress/2012/05/17/gIQA4uu2WU_story.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

Paul Woodward, “The Pentagon’s Addition to Failed Wars – OpEd”, Eurasian Review, 7 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/07052012-the-pentagons-addiction-to-failed-wars-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Greg Miller, “CIA Seeks New Authority to Expand Yemen Drone Campaign”, The Washington Post, 19 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/cia-seeks-new-authority-to-expand-yemen-drone-campaign/2012/04/18/gIQAsaumRT_story.html.

Sudarsan Raghavan, “In Africa, US Troops Moving Slowly Against Joseph Kony and His Militia”, The Washington Post, 17 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/in-africa-us-troops-moving-slowly-against-joseph-kony-and-his-militia/2012/04/16/gIQAtwMKMT_story.html.

Sari Horwitz and Peter Finn, “Holder Expected to Explain Rationale for Targeting US Citizens Abroad”, The Washington Post, 5 March, 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/holder-expected-to-explain-rationale-for-targeting-us-citizens-abroad/2012/03/04/gIQACz41qR_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Walter Pincus, “Questions for the Intelligence Community”, The Washington Post, 31 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/questions-for-the-intelligence-community/2012/01/28/gIQAYvQPdQ_story_1.html.

Justin Randle, “US Steps Outside the Law as the War on Terror Drones on”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/us-steps-outside-the-law-as-the-war-on-terror-drones-on-20120123-1qdsu.html.

Walter Pincus, “Has Obama Taken Bush’s ‘Preemption’ Strategy to Another Level?”, The Washington Post, 10 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/has-obama-taken-bushs-preemption-strategy-to-another-level/2012/01/06/gIQAHDImmP_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Michael Pascoe, “America Goes for Broke”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/america-goes-for-broke-20111118-1nm9n.html.

Reuters, “APEC Summit, a Chance for US to Strengthen Asia Role”, CNBC, 7 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.cnbc.com/id/45186679.

Mary Swire, “Study Points to Mutual Benefits for APEC and TPP”, Tax-News.com, 28 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.tax-news.com/news/Study_Points_To_Mutual_Benefits_For_APEC_And_TPP____52151.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonAPEC.pdf.

AFP, “Obama to Host North American Summit in Hawaii”, Google.com, 28 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5i0dYgHNYri-phde7Oq8QKNlxawZg?docId=CNG.aaafedefb5f4c55f06fdb80fa4f8a4ad.421.

Zachary A. Goldfarb, “FHFA Announces New Program to Help ‘Underwater’ Homeowners”, The Washington Post, 25 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/fhfa-announces-new-program-to-help-underwater-homeowners/2011/10/24/gIQAxvDSCM_story.html?wpisrc=al_comboPNE. Note that background information is supplied by the link immediately below.

Zachary A. Goldfarb, “Obama’s Efforts to Aid Homeowners, Boost Housing Market Fall Far Short of Goals”, The Washington Post, 24 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/obamas-efforts-to-aid-homeowners-boost-housing-market-fall-far-short-of-goals/2011/09/22/gIQAoJdeAM_story.html.

Nick Davies, “Wall Street Journal Circulation Scam Claims Senior Murdoch Executive, The Guardian, 12 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/oct/12/wall-street-journal-andrew-langhoff.

Dan Balz, “Mitt Romney Prospers in Republican Debate”, The Washington Post, 12 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/romney-prospers-in-republican-debate/2011/10/11/gIQALtqAeL_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Rosalind S. Helderman, “Senate to Vote on Obama’s Jobs Bill”, The Washington Post, 11 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/senate-to-vote-on-obamas-jobs-bill/2011/10/10/gIQAl1L2aL_story.html.

Mark Landler and Binyamin Appelbaum, “US Pushed Europe to Act With Force on Debt Crisis”, The New York Times, 23 September 2011.  Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/business/us-pressures-europe-to-act-with-force-on-debt-crisis.html.

Helene Cooper and Steven Lee Myers, “.Obama Rebuffed as Palestinians Pursue UN Seat”, The New York Times, 21 September 2011, Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/world/obama-rebuffed-as-palestinians-pursue-un-seat.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha2.

Spiegel’s Interview with Former FBI Agent Ali Soufan, “We Did Exactly What Al-Qaida Wanted Us to Do”, Spiegel Online, 11 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,785558,00.html.

Joseph R. Biden, Jr, “China’s Rise Isn’t Our Demise”, The New York Times, 7 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/08/opinion/chinas-rise-isnt-our-demise.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=thab1.

Carl Hulse, “Federal Austerity Changes Disaster Relief”, The New York Times, 30 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/31/us/politics/31disaster.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha23.

Helene Cooper and Steven Lee Myers, “US Tactics in Libya May Be a Model for Other Efforts”, The New York Times, 28 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/29/world/africa/29diplo.html?_r=1&src=me&ref=world.

Eric Dash, “Banking Sector Punished Over European Debt”, The New York Times, 10 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/11/business/financial-stocks-plunge-in-us-as-anxiety-rises-over-european-bank-crisis.html?amp.

David Barboza, “China Tells US It Must ‘Cure Its Addiction to Debt”, Herald-Tribune, 6 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20110806/ZNYT01/108063002/-1/living?Title=China-Tells-U-S-It-Must-x2018-Cure-Its-Addiction-to-Debt-x2019-

Zachary A. Goldfarb, “S&P Downgrades US Credit Rating for First Time”, The Washington Post, 6 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/sandp-considering-first-downgrade-of-us-credit-rating/2011/08/05/gIQAqKeIxI_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Editorial on Failure of Leadership, “Political Roots in US Economic Crisis”, The New York Times, 5 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/06/opinion/americas-economic-crisis-has-political-roots.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha211.

Sourabh Gupta, “US-Japan and ‘Common Strategic Objectives’: Consolidating Alliance Gains”, East Asia Forum, 4 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/04/us-japan-and-common-strategic-objectives-consolidating-alliance-gains.

Peter Oborne, “America’s Afghan Exit Foretells a New and Formless World”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/americas-afghan-exit-foretells-a-new-and-formless-world-20110626-1glly.html.

Rowan Callick, “Henry Kissinger’s Miscalculation May Have Kept Mao Zedong in Power”, The Australian, 26 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/henry-kissingers-miscalculation-may-have-kept-mao-zedong-in-power/story-e6frg6ux-1226081596457.

Dana Milbank, “Jon Huntsman’s First Step Toward Oblivion”, The Washington Post, 22 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/jon-huntsmans-first-step-toward-oblivion/2011/06/21/AGgt0qeH_story.html?wpisrc=xs_sl_0001.

Patrick Kingsley, “Phones Next as Hackers Hike Up Invasion”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/security/phones-next-as-hackers-hike-up-invasion-20110617-1g7xw.html.

Bradlley Davis and Simon Constable, “US Faces ‘Substantial’ Probability of Recession, Warns Yale Economist Robert Shiller”, The Australian, 16 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/markets/us-faces-substantial-probability-of-recession-warns-yale-economist-robert-shiller/story-e6frg926-1226076116462.

 

Jacob Weisbert, “The Republican Presidential Field Is Much Less Wacky Than Expected”, Slate, 14 June 2001.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2296924/?wpisrc=newsletter_rubric.  Comment by Michael C H Jones is available at: http:/www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonRepublicans.pdf.

 

US Secretary of Defence, “Annual Report to Congress: Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China”, 6 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.defense.gov/pubs/pdfs/2011_cmpr_final.pdf.

 

Susie Madrak, “Anonymous Leaks Indicate Widespread Insurance Fraud -- and Show How Banks Made More Money Dragging out Foreclosures”, Crooks and Liars, 17 March 2011.  Available at: http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/we-can-track-widespread-insurance-fra.

 

Maureen Dowd, “War Hawks’ Plans for Libya Just Won’t Fly”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/war-hawks-plans-for-libya-just-wont-fly-20110315-1bvup.html.

Dan Eggen, “Democrats Call for an Investigation of Law Firm, 3 Tech Companies”, The Washington Post, 28 February 2011.  Available at:

Jacob Weisberg, “Obama’s War on Inequality”, Slate, 26 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2278914?wpisrc=newsletter.

 

“The Moment of Truth: Report of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform”, The White House, Washington, DC, December 2010 (59 pages).  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/documents/TheMomentofTruth.pdf.    For a shorter commentary see: Lori Montgomery and Brady Dennis, “Commission’s Final Deficit Report Preserves Controversial Spending Cuts”, Washington Post, 1 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/30/AR2010113005968.html?wpisrc=nl_natlalert.

 

Peter Hartcher, “Booming China Model Has Its Ups and Downs for Others”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/booming-china-model-has-its-ups-and-downs-for-others-20101115-17ual.html.

 

“Transcript from Obama’s Speech on the Midterm Election Results”, Globe and Mail Update, 3 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/transcript-from-obamas-speech-on-the-midterm-election-results/article1784538.

 

Karen Tumulty, “Americans Again Appear Poised to Kick a Political Party Out of Power”, The Washington Post, 2 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/02/AR2010110207118.html?hpid=topnews.

 

Aaron David Miller, “Go Small and Stay Home: With an opposition Congress coming soon, Obama would be wise to resist the temptation of becoming a foreign policy president”, Foreign Policy, 2 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/11/01/go_small_and_stay_home?wpisrc=xs_wp_0003.

 

James Surowiecki, “Second Helpings”, The New Yorker, 20 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.newyorker.com/talk/financial/2010/09/20/100920ta_talk_surowiecki.

 

Bernard K. Gordon, “Obama’s Visit to Indonesia and Australia and the TPP”, East Asia Forum, 30 May 2010.  Available at:  http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/05/30/obamas-visit-to-indonesia-and-australia-and-the-tpp/.

 

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, transcript of Kerry O’Brien interviewing President Barack Obama in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House,15 April 2010.  Available at: http://resources.news.com.au/files/2010/04/15/1225854/268451-100415-obama-transcript.pdf.

http://www.slate.com/id/2259796/pagenum/all/#p2

 

John Tozzi, “Maryland Passes ‘Benefit Corp.’ Law for Social Entrepreneurs”, Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 April, 2010.  Available at: http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/running_small_business/archives/2010/04/benefit_corp_bi.html

 

Robert Kagan, “On Foreign Policy, Obama and the GOP Find Room for Agreement”, The Washington Post, 5 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/03/04/AR2010030402271.html?wpisrc=nl_pmopinions.

Editorial, “Report Details Violence and Lost Freedoms in Venezuela”, The Washington Post, 1 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/02/28/AR2010022803492.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

Tom Hayden, “What Obama Must Do, and Cannot”, The Huffington Post, 27 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-hayden/what-obama-must-do-and-ca_b_439163.html.

 

USA President Obama addresses first meeting of US-China 'Strategic and Economic Dialogue’ (G2) on the key questions of the next decade.  At: http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2009/07/27/obamas-remarks-on-the-us-china-relationship/.

 

An article in the Wall Street Journal by Hillary Clinton and Timothy Geithner indicating that few global problems can be solved by either the USA or the PRC acting alone.  http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204886304574308753825396372.html.

 

John Tozzi, “Maryland Passes ‘Benefit Corp.’ Law for Social Entrepreneurs”, Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 April, 2010.  Available at: http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/running_small_business/archives/2010/04/benefit_corp_bi.html

Peter Hartcher, “Terrorists’ Biggest Bonus Was Gained When the US Invaded Iraq”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/terrorists-biggest-bonus-was-gained-when-the-us-invaded-iraq-20100913-1598b.html.

Christopher Hitchens, “White Fright: Glenn Beck’s rally was large, vague, moist and undirected – the Waterworld of white self-pity”, Slate 30 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2265515/pagenum/all/#p2.

David Weigel, “A Mosque You Can’t Believe In”, Slate, 16 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2264113/pagenum/all/#p2.

David Weigel, “Five Myths About the Tea Party”, Slate, 9 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2263063/pagenum/all/#p2.

Related to the two links above is Kate Phillips, “Blogrolled: Why David Weigel Left the Post”, The New York Times, 28 June 2010.  Available at: http://mediadecoder.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/06/28/blogrolled-why-david-weigel-left-the-post/.

Niall Ferguson, “Decline and Fall of the US”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/decline-and-fall-of-the-us-20100728-10w1x.html

Paul McGeough, “McChrystal Couldn’t Match the Myth”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/mcchrystal-couldnt-match-the-myth-20100625-z9m5.html.

AFP, “Top US Military Commander Mike Mullen to Reaffirm Afghanistan Strategy”, The Australian, 25 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/top-us-military-commander-mike-mullen-to-reaffirm-afghanistan-strategy/story-e6frg6so-1225884304361.  See also comment by Michael C. H. Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/AfghanistanComment.pdf.  An alternative view is available from Fred Kaplan, “Who’s in Charge Here”, Slate, 22 June 2010, at: http://www.slate.com/id/2257818/pagenum/all/#p2.  The link to the article in Rolling Stone, referred to in the commentaries, is given above under Indauspac Maritime Community Countries in India-West Asia, Afghanistan.

Dana Priest and William Arkin, “Blinded By Information Overload”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/blinded-by-information-overload-20100719-10i02.html.  Second part at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-temps-who-protect-a-superpower-20100720-10jht.html.  Final part at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/its-a-company-town--where-the-trade-is-in-intelligence-20100721-10l4j.html

Edward McClelland, “Obama Made Me Do It: How Rod Blagojevich Plans to Turn His Trial into a Political Spectacle”,Slate, 9 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2256494/pagenum/all/#p2.

Daniel J. Ikenson, “Manufacturing Discord: Growing Tensions Threaten the US-China Economic Relationship”, Cato Institute, Trade Briefing Paper No. 29, 4 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.cato.org/publications/trade-briefing-paper/manufacturing-discord-growing-tensions-threaten-uschina-economic-relationship

Brad Norington, “Times Change in Fine Print War in New York”, The Australian, 1 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/times-change-in-fine-print-war-in-new-york/story-e6frg6so-1225860801235.

The White House, “National Security Strategy, May 2010.  Available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/rss_viewer/national_security_strategy.pdf.

Human Rights Watch (an international non-governmental organisation), “US: Investigate and Prosecute Those Responsible for Torture”, 16 April 2009, reporting four memos released by the US Justice Department.  Available at: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/04/16/us-investigate-those-responsible-authorizing-torture.

The newly emerged USA-PRC G2 meetings are obviously critical for Australia's Economic Relations with China. Hence their respective domestic policies also require examination. The following is a summary in The Washington Post of President Obama's campaign promises and policy implementations during his first year. They may be ‘guidance’ for the thinking of the Rudd Australian Government as we move towards the Federal Election at the end of 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/politics/obamas-promises/.

 


Region 6


6. Brazil - Latin America (excluding Mexico)

Latin American Region

Diego M Ortiz, “Pacific Alliance Achieves Preliminary Agreement to Eliminate Tariffs,” Peru This Week, 27 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-pacific-alliance-achieves-preliminary-agreement-to-eliminate-tariffs-100748.

Comment on economic relations with South America by Michael C H Jones:  http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonSouthAmerica.pdf  or with translation to Simplified Chinese: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonSouthAmericainChinese.pdf.

Jorge Rojas-Rui, “Mexico Ousts Brazil as Investors’ Top Choice in Latin America – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 1 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/12082012-mexico-ousts-brazil-as-investors-top-choice-in-latin-america-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Jaime Daremblum, “Obama Doesn’t Understand Latin America – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 22 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/22072012-obama-doesnt-understand-latin-america-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Juan Forero, “Latin America’s New Authoritarians”, The Washington Post, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/2012/07/22/gJQAMdtD3W_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop.

Augusto Varas, “Latin America’s Integration Muddle”, Project Syndicate, 9 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/varas1/English.

Text of paper presented to the Council of Australia Latin America Relations by Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs, 8 April 2010 entitled “Australia and Latin America: Charting the Course Ahead” is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/100408_coalar.html

Organisation of American States

The OAS is an inter-governmental organisation (IGO) with member in the Indauspac Maritime Community Countries in North American and the Indauspac Maritime Community Countries in Latin America, but is placed with the latter as a result of that region’s major importance for Special OAS missions.  On 30 December 2009, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the OAS issued a report entitled:  “Democracy and Human Rights in Venezuela”, that was critical of its parent organisation for neglecting human rights conditions in Venezuela.  The report is available at: http://cidh.org/pdf%20files/VENEZUELA%202009%20ENG.pdf.

South America

Fabiani Frayssinet, “Latin America: Testing Ground for Chinese Yuan”, Eurasia Review, 1 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/01032012-latin-america-testing-ground-for-chinese-yuan/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Argentina

No author cited, “The Enemy Within: A Weakened President Falls Out with Fellow Peronists”, The Economist, 5 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/americas/21569040-weakened-president-falls-out-fellow-peronists-enemy-within?fsrc=nlw|wwp|1-3-2013|4518577|34237756|.

Heather Stewart, “Argentina Fears Default after American Court Ruling”, The Guardian, 22 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/22/american-ruling-fears-default-argentina.

Alexei Barrioneuvo, “Argentine President Overcoming Doldrums”, The New York Times, 13 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/world/americas/14argentina.html?ref=world.

Bolivia

Robert Bruno, “Bolivia Dares Western Globalisation – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 3 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/03072012-bolivia-dares-western-globalization-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Brazil

No author cited, “Dealing with the Real: The Government Feels the Manufacturers’ Pain”, The Economist, 6 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21525439?fsrc=nlw|wwp|08-04-11|politics_this_week.

Caribbean Sub-Region

Victoria Burnett, “Cub Hits Wall in 2-Year Push to Expand the Private Sector”, The New York Times, 17 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/world/americas/economists-question-cubas-commitment-to-privatizing-businesses.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120717

Editorial, “New Paper Finds Jamaican Economy Held Back by Pro-Cyclical Conditions Demanded by IMF, Creditors”, Eurasian Review, 7 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/07052012-new-paper-finds-jamaican-economy-held-back-by-pro-cyclical-conditions-demanded-by-imf-creditors/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

W. Alex Xanchez and Lynn Tu, “China Vs. Taiwan: Battle for Influence in the Caribbean – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 16 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16032012-china-vs-taiwan-battle-for-influence-in-the-caribbean-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Chile

Jonathan Franklin, “Chile’s Student Protest Leaders Hope to Dismantle the System from the Inside,” The Guardian, 26 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/25/chile-student-protest-election-camila-vallejo

Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Launch of the Australia Americas Awards”, 18 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/kr_sp_101219.html

“Library of Congress background
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/cltoc.html.

Cuba

Julia E Sweog and Michael J Bustamante, “Cuba After Communism: The Economic Reforms that Are Transforming the Island”, Foreign Affairs, July/August 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139458/julia-e-sweig-and-michael-j-bustamante/cuba-after-communism.

AP, “Castro Era to End in 2018 with Successor Named”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/date-set-for-end-of-cubas-castro-era-20130225-2f0iv.html.

Associated Press, “Cuban President Raúl Castro Willing to Hold No-Limits Talks with America”, The Guardian, 26 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/26/cuba-president-raul-castro-talks-with-america.

Ecuador

EIA, “Ecuador Energy Profile: Leading Source of Crude Oil Imports for the US West Coast – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 28 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/28102012-ecuador-energy-profile-leading-source-of-crude-oil-imports-for-the-us-west-coast-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Luis Ángel Saavedra “Ecuador: Mega-Mining Takes Off”, Eurasia Review, 16 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16032012-ecuador-mega-mining-takes-off/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Library of Congress background
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/ectoc.html.

Guatemala

Randal C Archibold, “Guatemala Shooting Raises Concerns about Military’s Expanded Role”, The New York Times, 20 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/world/americas/guatemala-shooting-raises-concerns-about-militarys-expanded-role.html?_r=0&nl=todaysheadlines&adxnnl=1&emc=edit_th_20121021&adxnnlx=1350844601-ORqJyWibF7ScFgYqH4d8fQ.

Mercosur

Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Remarks at Mercosur Council of Foreign and Trade Ministers”, 16 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/kr_sp_101216.html.

Nicaragua

Maurice Lemoine, “Why Nicaragua Chose Ortega”, Le Monde Diplomatique, June 2012.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2012/06/11nicaragua.

Paraguay

Simon Romero, “Senate’s Vote Ousts Leader of Paraguay after a Clash”, The New York Times, 22 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/23/world/americas/senates-vote-ousts-paraguay-president-after-clash.html.

Peru

Library of Congress background
http://memory.loc.gov/frd/cs/petoc.html.

Venezuela

Jens Glüsing, “A Perfect Storm: The Failure of Venezuela’s New President,” Spiegel Online, 26 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/venezuela-president-maduro-faces-economic-distress-and-protests-a-955820.html.

Editorial Board, “Nicolas Maduro Shoves Aside Democracy in Venezuela”, The Washington Post, 17 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/nicolas-maduro-shoves-aside-democracy-in-venezuela/2013/04/16/4edf4bd2-a6c4-11e2-8302-3c7e0ea97057_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

Juan Forero, “Hugo Chavez Beats Henrique Capriles in Venezuela’s Presidential Election”, The Washington Post, 8 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/venezuelans-flood-polls-for-historic-election-to-decide-if-hugo-chavez-remains-in-power/2012/10/07/d77c461c-10c8-11e2-9a39-1f5a7f6fe945_story.html?wpis

Rory Carroll, ”Hugo Chávez: A Strongman’s Last Stand”, The Guardian, 2 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/02/hugo-chavez-strongmans-last-stand.

Juan Forero, “Venezuelans Consider the Unthinkable: A Government Without Chávez”, The Washington Post, 13 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/venezuelans-consider-unthinkable-a-government-without-chavez/2012/06/13/gJQA5kKZZV_story.html.


Region 7


7. Australia - Oceania (including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, New Caledonia, Fiji and Samoa)

Australia

George Morgan, “Abbott and Co Struggle to Douse Budget Heat,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2017.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/abbott-and-co-struggle-to-douse-budget-heat-20140526-zroh7.html.

Terry McCrann, “There Will Be Stupidity Under Oppositions We Lead,” Herald Sun, 7 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.heraldsun.com.au/business/there-will-be-stupidity-under-oppositions-we-lead/story-fni0d8gi-1226909517426.  Comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonMcCrann.pdf.

Peter Hartcher, “Tony Abbott Hedging Australia’s Allies in Asia,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/tony-abbott-hedging-australias-allies-in-asia-20140407-zqruf.html.

Tanya Plibersek, “Australia Must Work to Improve Its Image in Indonesia,” The Guardian, 5 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/mar/05/australia-must-work-to-improve-its-image-in-indonesia.

Peter Ker, “BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie: Economy is Sound,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/bhp-billiton-ceo-andrew-mackenzie-economy-is-sound-20140223-33agc.html. 

John Kehoe, “White House Backs Joe Hockey’s Plans for IMF Reform,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/white-house-backs-joe-hockeys-plans-for-imf-reform-20140210-32aih.html.

Editorial, “G20 Presidency a Big Test for PM,” 28 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-editorial/g20-presidency-a-big-test-for-pm-20131227-2zzi6.html.  The document referred to in the editorial is “G20 2014:  Overview of Australia’s Presidency”, announced by the Hon Tony Abbott, Prime Minister of Australia, 1 December 2013 and is available at: http://www.g20.utoronto.ca/summits/2014brisbane.html.

Peter Hartcher, “Israel Wants Australia to Use Its Influence in UN Security Council to Amend Nuclear Deal with Iran,” The Sydney Morning Herald 11 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/israel-wants-australia-to-use-its-influence-in-un-security-council-to-amend-nuclear-deal-with-iran-20131210-2z42x.html.

SGS Economics & Planning, “The Australian Resources Boom: Sharing the Benefits”, report to the Construction, Forestry, Mining & Energy Union, November 2013.  Available at: http://cfmeu.com.au/sites/cfmeu.com.au/files/downloads/[field_download_state-raw]/[field_download_type-raw]/sharingthebenefits22nov13.pdf.  Media report by Oliver Milman, “Mining Boom a ‘Once in a Century’ Lost Economic Opportunity, Report Finds,” The Guardian 26 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/26/mining-boom-a-once-in-a-century-lost-economic-opportunity-report-finds.

Ewen Mac Askill and James Ball, “UN Surveillance Resolution Goes Ahead Despite Attempts to Dilute Language,” The Guardian, 22 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/21/un-surveillance-resolution-us-uk-dilute-language. Note that the article contains a link to the text of the draft resolution.

Katharine Murphy, “Phone-Tapping Row: Coalition Accuses Labor of Sending Mixed Messages,” The Guardian, 21 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/21/phone-tapping-row-coalition-accuses-labor-of-sending-mixed-messages.  For additional comment, Richard Ackland, “Howling of the Hacks confronted by Some Real News,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/howling-of-the-hacks-confronted-by-some-real-news-20131121-2xyfd.html

Bill Shorten, “The Vital Relationship Between Australia and Indonesia Must Be Repaired,” The Guardian, 20 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/nov/20/the-vital-relationship-between-australia-and-indonesia-must-be-repaired.

Gabrelle Chan, “Ross Garnaut Calls for End to ‘Great Australian Complacency,’” The Guardian, 15 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/15/ross-garnaut-calls-for-shared-sacrifice.

Tom McIlroy, “Tony Abbott ‘Thumbing His Nose’ at Voters, Says Laurie Oakes,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/tony-abbott-thumbing-his-nose-at-voters-says-laurie-oakes-20131106-2x0p8.html

Hugh White, “Australia’s Choice: Will the Land Down Under Pick the United States or China?” Foreign Affairs, 4 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/139902/hugh-white/australias-choice.

Hary Gelber, “The Rise of China and Australia’s Security”, Quadrant Online, Vol. 57, No. 7-8, (July-August 2013).  Available at: http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2013/7-8/the-rise-of-china-and-australia-s-security.

Matt Cowgill, “In Defence of Australian Welfare”, The Guardian, 2 June 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/parents-wait-until-children-go-then-do-the-same-thing-20130526-2n56z.html#ixzz2URSofMS1.

Paul Kelly, Australia’s Wandering Eye”, The American Interest, May/June Issue.  Available at: http://www.the-american-interest.com/article-bd.cfm?piece=1409.

Ben Grubb, “Blueprints for New ASIO Headquarters ‘Stolen,’” The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/blueprints-for-new-asio-headquarters-stolen-20130527-2n7kz.html.

Rachel Browne, “Parents Wait Until Children Go, Then Do the Same Thing”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life/parents-wait-until-children-go-then-do-the-same-thing-20130526-2n56z.html#ixzz2URSofMS1.

William Pesek, “Australia Needs to Wean Itself Off China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/australia-needs-to-wean-itself-off-china-20130417-2hzf2.html

Rajaram Panda, “Australia’s National Security Strategy: What Does It Mean to the Region? – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 28 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/28022013-australias-national-security-strategy-what-does-it-mean-to-the-region-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

John Garnaut, “Day Will Come When We Must Choose US or China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/day-will-come-when-we-must-choose-us-or-china-20130215-2eijr.html.

Peter Martin, “Things Not Been This Bad Since Global Crisis, Says Treasury Head”, The Sydney Morning, Herald 15 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/things-not-been-this-bad-since-global-crisis-says-treasury-head-20130214-2efur.html.

Glenda Kwek, “Dollar the Most Overvalued Currency”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/dollar-the-most-overvalued-currency-20130215-2eho2.html.

Kent Anderson and Clement Macintyre, “What’s New About Policy Making in the Asian Century?” East Asia Forum, 1 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/02/01/whats-new-about-policy-making-in-the-asian-century/.

David Martin Jones and Nicholas Khoo, “The Delusions of Asian Engagement”, Quadrant, January – February 2013.  Available at: http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2013/1-2/the-delusions-of-asian-engagement.

Ben Butler, “Rebound Not Expected until Middle of Year”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/rebound-not-expected-until-middle-of-year-20130103-2c73b.html.

Peter Hartcher, “US Alarm at Defence Budget Cuts”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/us-alarm-at-defence-budget-cuts-20121109-293kk.html.  This appears to be a continuation of an issue that was raised by the Sydney Morning Herald Editorial Board in 19 July 2012 (link is provided below with a double asterisk) for which a comment-in-support of the editorial was published on the ACCCI Internet site.  The comment is worth mentioning again: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonEditorial.pdf.

Michael Pascoe, “Grasping the Chinese Growth Juggernaut”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/grasping-the-chinese-growth-juggernaut-20121010-27cmg.html.

Nick Bisley, “The Indo-Pacific: What Does It Actually Mean?” East Asia Forum, 6 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/06/the-indo-pacific-what-does-it-actually-mean/.

Michael Evans, “Defence: The Essential Service”, Quadrant Online, Vol. 56, No. 10 (October 2012).  Available at: http://www.quadrant.org.au/magazine/issue/2012/10/the-essential-service.

John Garnaut, “Australia Counters Chinese Threat”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-counters-chinese-threat-20120921-26c6j.html.

Hamish McDonald, “Balancing Act Doesn’t Have to Revolve Around Fear and Fealty”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/balancing-act-doesnt-have-to-revolve-around-fear-and-fealty-20120810-23zoq.html.

**Editorial, “Defence Spending Needs a Check Before Takeoff”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/editorial/defence-spending-needs-a-check-before-takeoff-20120718-22agp.html.  For analysis and additional comment: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonEditorial.pdf.

Tim Soutphommasane, “Labor Adrift Without Intellectual Firepower”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/labor-adrift-without-intellectual-firepower-20120715-2242z.html.

Jonathan Este, “Australia’s News Media Faces Regulatory Crackdown by Government”, The Guardian, 10 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2012/jun/10/australia-media-regulatory-crackdown-government.

John West, “Australia: Beware of Asian Century Hype”, East Asia Forum, 19 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/19/australia-beware-of-asian-century-hype/.

Peter Hartcher, “Charge of the Mates Brigade will Fail”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/charge-of-the-mates-brigade-will-fail-20120518-1ywc0.html.

Phillip Coorey, “Labor Woes Linked to Failure to Fight for Policies”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/labor-woes-linked-to-failure-to-fight-for-policies-20120518-1yw0c.html.

Craig Whitlock, “US, Australia to Broaden Military Ties Amid Pentagon Pivot to SE Asia”, The Washington Post, 27 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/us-to-expand-ties-with-australia-as-it-aims-to-shift-forces-closer-to-se-asia/2012/03/19/gIQAPSXlcS_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Adam Gartrell and Paul Osborne, “PM Cuts Parliament Short for G20 Summit”, Sydney Morning Herald, 1 November 2011.  Available at: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/pm-cuts-parliament-short-for-g20-summit-20111101-1mso4.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonG20.pdf.

Toshi Yoshihara, “Resident Power: the Case for an Enhanced US Military Presence in Australia”, Lowy Institute, July 2011.  Available at: http://www.lowyinstitute.org/Publication.asp?pid=1630.  For commentary:  Ron Huisken, “US Military Bases in Australia: Don’t Circle the Wagons Yet”, East Asia Forum, 17 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/17/us-military-bases-in-australia-don-t-circle-the-wagons-yet.

Ian Verrender, “Italy’s Woes Could Put Reserve Bank in a Spin”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/italys-woes-could-put-reserve-bank-in-a-spin-20110713-1he4r.html.

Yuko Narushima, “Unis Fail the Test to Disclose ‘Slush’ Ties”, The Sydney Morning Herald, June 29, 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/education/unis-fail-the-test-to-disclose-slush-ties-20110628-1gp4k.html

Matt Chambers, “Greens Would Shut a Coal Industry Worth $60bn in Export Revenues”, The Australian, 28 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/news/greens-would-shut-a-coal-industry-worth-60bn-in-export-revenues/story-e6frg906-1226083073173.

Michael Stutchbury, “Back to the Banana Republic”, The Australian, 28 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/back-to-the-banana-republic/story-e6frg9p6-1226083032934

Natasha Bita, “Chinese Mine Giant Snaps Up 43 NSW Farms”, The Australian, 27 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/chinese-mine-giant-snaps-up-43-nsw-farms/story-e6frg6nf-1226082387428.

Glen da Korporaal, “Overall Economy in Pretty Good Shape but Higher Dollar Is Forcing Structural Changes”, The Australian, 16 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/markets/overall-economy-in-pretty-good-shape-but-higher-dollar-is-forcing-structural-changes/story-e6frg926-1226075928612.

 

Eric Knight, “Lack of Self-Belief Forces Great Aussie Ideals Abroad”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/lack-of-selfbelief-forces-great-aussie-ideas-abroad-20110606-1fp4f.html.

 

Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Statements on Indulgence: National Sorry Day”, Speech to the Main Committee, Parliament House, 1 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110601a.html.

 

Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Australia’s Foreign Policy Priorities and Our Candidature for the UN Security Council”, Speech to the National Press Club, Canberra, 1 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110601.html.

 

Matt O’Sullivan and Philip Wen, “Australia Stuck on a Road to Nowhere”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/australia-stuck-on-a-road-to-nowhere-20110304-1bhxw.htm.

Jacob Saulwick, “Life Not So Great in the Fast Lane … But Now Labor Wants to Fix Our Cities, Too”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 March 2010.  Available at: http://smh.drive.com.au/life-not-so-great-in-the-fast-lane--but-now-labor-wants-to-fix-our-cities-too-20100304-pls7.html

Matthew Franklin and Ewin Hannan, “Union War on Rio Tinto Draws Cabinet Fire”, The Australian, 17 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/union-war-on-rio-tinto-draws-cabinet-fire/story-fn59niix-1226007221147.

 

Paul Maley and Amos Aikman, “Chris Bowen Unveils New Strategy on Multiculturalism”, The Australian, 17 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/chris-bowen-unveils-new-strategy-on-multiculturalism/story-fn59niix-1226007226044.

 

Matthew Franklin and Ewin Hannan, “Union War on Rio Tinto Draws Cabinet Fire”, The Australian, 17 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/union-war-on-rio-tinto-draws-cabinet-fire/story-fn59niix-1226007221147.

 

Paul Howes, “China’s Free Trade Cheating Threatens Our Jobs”, The Australian, 17 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/chinas-free-trade-cheating-threatens-our-jobs/story-e6frg6zo-1226007170647.

 

Christopher Findley, Narelle Kennedy, Faqin Lin, Dean Parham and Time Harcourt, “Borders Blurred – The Changing Nature of Trade in a Globalised World, Australia Business Foundation, February 2012.  Available at: http://www.abfoundation.com.au/research_project_files/58/BordersBlurredWebFinal.pdf

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Philip Dorling, “Rudd’s Man Criticised Hasty Asia-Pacific Community Plan”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/rudds-man-criticised-hasty-asiapacific-community-plan-20101223-196ln.html.

 

Paul Kelly, “Gillard Must Clearly Make Case for Afghan War”, The Australian, 6 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/gillard-must-clearly-make-the-case-for-afghan-war/story-e6frg6zo-1225934567944.  See comments by Michael C H Jones at http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonKelly.pdf.

 

Geoffrey Garrett, “A New Pacific Triangle Looms”, The Australian, 8 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/a-new-pacific-triangle-looms/story-fn59niix-1225925204990.  See also comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonGarrett.pdf.

 

Paul Kelly, “Pact Puts Labor Brand and Gillard Leadership on Line”, The Australian, 2 September, 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/pact-puts-labor-brand-and-gillard-leadership-on-line/story-e6frg6zo-1225913036640.

 

Particia Karyelas, “Greens Secure Concessions in Accord with Gillard”, The Australian, 2 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/greens-secure-concessions-in-accord-with-gillard/story-fn59niix-1225913014500.

 

MIchael Stutchbury, “Potpourri of Policies to Make a New Political Blend”, The Australian, 26 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/potpourri-of-policies-to-make-a-new-political-blend/story-e6frg9p6-1225910121978.

 

Letters dated 25 August 2010 pertaining to request for information:

From the three independent members of the incoming Australian Parliament - http://images.smh.com.au/file/2010/08/25/1856007/letter-to-gillard.pdf?rand=1282735527824.

Plus cover letter to the above: http://images.smh.com.au/file/2010/08/25/1855979/Cover_letter.pdf?rand=1282736272973.

From the Caretaker Prime Minister, Julia Gillard: http://images.smh.com.au/file/2010/08/25/1855977/Letter_from_pm.pdf?rand=1282736293895.

Plus associated letter to the Opposition Leader, Tony Abbott: http://images.smh.com.au/file/2010/08/25/1856009/letter-to-abbott.pdf?rand=1282735503434.

 

Adam Morton, “Sorry State of Play When China Leaves Us for Dead on Climate”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/sorry-state-of-play-when-china-leaves-us-for-dead-on-climate-20100817-128ev.html.

 

Text of speech by Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, “Let’s Move Forward Together”, The Australian, 16 August 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/lets-move-forward-together-gillard/story-fn59niix-1225905919438.

 

The Hon. Tony Abbott, Leader of the Opposition, “Address to the 2010 Federal Coalition Campaign Launch”, 8 August 2010.  Available at: http://resources.news.com.au/files/2010/08/08/1225902/663927-aus-news-file-abbott-speech.pdf.

 

Michael Kroger, “Despite the Gloss, Julia Gillard is Just Another Phony”, The Australian, 26 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/despite-the-gloss-julia-gillard-is-just-another-phoney/story-fn59niix-1225896765834.

 

Simon Mann, “Democrats on the Ropes in the Only Poll that Counts in the US”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 2010.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/democrats-on-the-ropes-in-the-only-poll-that-counts-in-the-us-20100720-10jg3.html.  Also relevant:  E.J. Dionne Jr. “Going Back or Forward? Australian Vote Leads the Way”, The Washington Post, 22 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/07/21/AR2010072104064.html?wpisrc=nl_opinions.

 

Patricia Edgar, “Hazel Hawke Written Out in Biased History”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/hazel-hawke-written-out-in-biased-history-20100720-10jg2.html?autostart=1.

 

Nick Dyrenfurth, “Rise of the Greens Could Spell the Strange Death of Labor Party”, The Australian, 20 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/rise-of-the-greens-could-spell-the-strange-death-of-labor-party/story-e6frgd0x-1225894260227.

 

Mungo MacCallum, “May the Least Loathed Win, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 July 2010.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/may-the-least-loathed-win-20100719-10hp1.html.

 

Nick Ralston, “A Daughter Enraged: ‘If Only Hazel Could Speak for Herself’”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/a-daughter-enraged-if-only-hazel-could-speak-for-herself-20100716-10egy.html.

 

Paul Keating, “Paul Keating Hits Back: ‘Hawke Only Survived as PM with My Help”, The Australian, 16 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/keating-hits-back-hawke-only-survived-as-pm-with-my-help/story-e6frgczf-1225891811095.

 

Arthur Sinodinos, “Kevin’s Shadow is Spooking the PM”, The Australian, 15 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/kevins-shadow-is-spooking-the-pm/story-e6frg6zo-1225891819015.

 

Julia Gillard, “Our Security Is at Stake in Afghanistan”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/our-security-is-at-stake-in-afghanistan-20100711-105jz.html.

 

Phillip Adams, “Not the Kevin I Know”, The Australian, 9 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/not-the-kevin-i-know/story-e6frg8h6-1225889693230.

 

Bettina Arndt, “Shacking Up Is Hard to Do: Why Gillard May Be Leery of the Lodge”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/shacking-up-is-hard-to-do-why-gillard-may-be-leery-of-the-lodge-20100628-zexr.html?autostart=1.

 

Dan Oakes, “Former Ambassadors Question Silence on the ‘Excesses’ of Israel”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/former-ambassadors-question-silence-on-the-excesses-of-israel-20100628-zf9t.html.

 

Paul Kelly, “Factions, Patronage and Survival, The Australian, 26 June2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/factions-patronage-and-survival/story-e6frg6zo-1225884478423.

 

Peter Hartcher, “Julia Keneally? PM Must Avoid Being Factional Puppett”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 June 2010.  Available at:

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/julia-keneally-pm-must-avoid-being-factional-puppet-20100624-z3qs.html.

 

Janet Albrechtsen, “Lonely PM Is Not Life of the Party”, The Australian, 16 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/lonely-pm-is-not-life-of-the-party/story-e6frg6zo-1225880108217.

 

Paul Austin, “Baillieu Tells of Sadness after Fraser Quits Liberal Party”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 May 2010.  Available at:  http://www.smh.com.au/national/baillieu-tells-of-sadness-after-fraser-quits-liberal-party-20100526-wbes.html?autostart=1.  See also: Miranda Devine, “A Convert to the Preaching Will Have No Power to Change, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-convert-to-the-preaching-will-have-no-power-to-change-20100526-wdzt.html.  And from The Australian, “Former PM Malcolm Fraser Quits Liberals”, 26 May 2010, at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/politics/former-pm-malcolm-fraser-quits-liberals/story-e6frgczf-1225871383923.

 

Ross Gittins, “Shonky Advisers Have Led Rudd Badly Astray”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2010.  Available at:

http://www.smh.com.au/business/shonky-advisers-have-led-rudd-badly-astray-20100523-w41x.html.

 

Glenn Milne, “Camera-Shy Rudd Is Exposed by Libs”, The Australian, 26 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/camera-shy-rudd-is-exposed-by-libs/story-e6frg75x-1225858120666.  Comment on the article by Michael C.H. Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/ThePandora’sBox.pdf. 

 

David Burchell, “Stubborn Reality a Lesson for Labor”, The Australian, 21 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/stubborn-reality-a-lesson-for-labor/story-e6frg6zo-1225882006141

 

Michael Costa, “Rudd Will Pay for Voodoo Politics”, The Australian, 1 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/rudd-will-pay-for-voodoo-politics/story-e6frg6zo-1225873731673.

 

Philip Ayres, “More Machiavelli Than Small-L Liberal” The Australian, 27 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/more-machiavelli-than-small-l-liberal/story-e6frg6zo-1225871762403.

 

Richard Baker and Nick McKenzie, “Sex and Bribes: RBA Exposed”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/sex-and-bribes-rba-exposed-20100523-w41j.html

 

Phillip Coorey, “Abbott’s Straight-Talking Image Takes a Hit”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 May 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/abbotts-straighttalking-image-takes-a-hit-20100518-va7s.html.

 

Michael Sainsbury, “Rio Tinto Mops up after China Bribery Mess, The Australian, 17 April 2010. Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/rio-tinto-mops-up-after-china-bribery-mess/story-e6frg8zx-1225854714207

 

See also the article by Ian McIlwraith in The Sydney Morning Herald at: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-league/league-news/news-is-on-the-outside-looking-in-and-on-the-inside-watching-out-20100426-tndm.html.

 

Text of “Agreement for a Better Parliament – Parliamentary Reform”, 6 September 2010.  Available at http://resources.news.com.au/files/2010/09/06/1225914/970957-parliamentary-reform-agreement.doc.

 

Text of the request for Information made by the three non-aligned MPs of the incoming Australian Parliament: http://images.smh.com.au/file/2010/08/25/1855981/request_for_info.pdf?rand=1282735548512.

 

Text of speech by before the Australian Parliament, 10 March 2010.  Avalable at http://www.presidenri.go.id/index.php/eng/pidato/2010/03/10/1353.html.

 

Malcolm Colless, “Nothing to Declare after PM’s Foreign Affairs”, The Australian, 23 February 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/nothing-to-declare-after-pms-foreign-affairs/story-e6frg6zo-1225833182722.

 

Gerald Henderson, “Labor’s Loose Cannons Allow Friendships to Turn Frosty”, 23 The Sydney Morning Herald, February 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/labors-loose-cannons-allow-friendships-to-turn-frosty-20100222-ornk.html.

 

Australian PM Rudd proclaims New Left 'Framework' and 'Grand Bargain' for Global Economic Relations and Governance into the 21st Century in an address to the UN General Assembly.  At: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/rudd-speech-to-the-united-nations-20090924-g3nn.html.

 

PM Rudd asserts a social democratic global narrative in his search for leadership - a viewpoint on current ideological debate worldwide.  At: http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,26089126-28737,00.html.

 

Guy Healy, “Rankings Leap Boosts Melbourne”, The Australian, 18 August 2010.  Available at http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-education/rankings-leap-boosts-melbourne/story-e6frgcjx-1225906504149.  The complete Academic Ranking of World Universities from 2003 to 2010, including rankings by ARWU fields and subjects, is available at www.arwu.org/.  The results of the QS World University Rankings were also reported by The Australian “Australian Universities Slump in QS World University Rankings”, 9 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-ducation/australian-universities-slump-in-qs-world-university-rankings/story-e6frgcjx-1225916323313.  The full set of 200 rankings by QS are available at: http://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/world-university-rankings/2010/results.

 

Ted Mack, “Electoral System Provides Only An Illusion of Democracy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 August 2010.  http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/electoral-system-provides-only-an-illusion-of-democracy-20100819-12rxt.html.

 

Marie Dela Rama, “Only Global Body Can Sideline Saboteurs”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 August, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/only-global-body-can-sideline-saboteurs-20100809-11tzo.html.

 

Mark Aarons, “Focus Groups and Factions Tear Hear Out of Labor”, The Australian, 10 August, 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/focus-groups-and-factions-tear-heart-out-of-labor/story-e6frgd0x-1225903163255.

 

Kate Legge, “Myth of the Bloodless Coup”, The Australian, 7 August 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/myth-of-the-bloodless-coup/story-fn59niix-1225901933484.

 

Paul Kelly, “Post-Election, We’ll Be Heading for a Train Wreck”, The Australian, 7 August 2010.  Available at:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/post-election-well-be-heading-for-a-train-wreck/story-e6frgd0x-1225902293275.

 

Jennifer Hewett, “Real Policy Differences Mean a Real Election Impact on Business”, The Australian, 3 August 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/real-policy-differences-mean-a-real-election-impact-on-business/story-e6frg9if-1225900239165.

 

Michael C H Jones comment on invitation from Lowy Institute.  Available at: http://www.accci.com.au/Comment_on_invitation.pdf.

 

Text of ministerial statement by the Hon. Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs on the Australia-India Relationship dated 9 February 2010: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/100209_australia_india.html.

 

Text of media release from the Hon. Simon Crean, Australian Minister for Trade entitled “Strengthening the Australia-Africa Partnership”, dated 5 February 2010 is available at: http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/2010/sc_100205a.html.

 

Text of speech by the Hon. Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs at the South African Institute for International Affairs, Pretoria, on 26 January 2010 entitles “Multilateral Engagement: Priorities for Australia and South Africa”: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2010/100126_saiia.html.

 

Text of media release by the Hon. Simon Crean, Australian Minister for Trade, entitled, “Congratulations to Chile for Joining the OECD”, dated 16 December 2009.  Available at: http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/2009/sc_091216.

 

Rowan Callick, “Dysfunctional Diplomacy”, The Australian, 15 January 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/dysfunctional-diplomacy/story-e6frg6z6-1225819421164.

 

Keynote Address by the Hon Simon Crean MP Australian Minister for Trade to the Australia Japan Business Cooperation Committee Conference in Tokyo on 26 October 2009 is available at http://www.trademinister.gov.au/speeches/2009/091026_keynote_ajbccc.html.

Speech by the Hon Stephen Smith MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs entitled “Australia-China Relations: A Long-Term View” was delivered on 26 October 2009 at Australian National University’s China Institute.  It is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2009/091026_aus_china.html.

 

Joint Media Announcement with the Australian Prime Minister from the Hon Simon Crean MP entitled “Largest Australian Free Trade Agreement to Begin in 2010” is dated 25 October 2009.  Available at http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/2009/sc_091025_jpr.html.  A speech by Hon Simon Crean on 19 March 2009, giving more information about the trade agreement, is available at http://www.trademinister.gov.au/speeches/2009/090317_aanzfta.html.

 

“Outcomes Document” pertaining to the Special Forum Trade Ministers Meeting 23 – 24 October 2009 from the Hon Simon Crean MP Australian Minister for Trade is available at: http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/2009/sc_091024-outcomes.html.

 

Speech by the Hon Stephen Smith MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs entitled “Australia and India: A Convergence of Interests given in Mumbai to the Asia Society on 15 October 2009 is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2009/091015_asia_society.html.

 

Speech by the Hon Stephen Smith MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs is entitled “Australia: Looking Anew at Latin America and the Caribbean” at the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean in Santiago, Chile on 27 August 2009.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2009/090827_uneclac.html.

 

Address by the Hon Simon Crean MP Australian Minister for Trade entitled “Our Pacific Agenda: The Opportunity of PACER Plus” at the opening of the Lowy Institute’s Conference on Pacific Islands in the World, 2 August 2009 is available at: http://www.trademinister.gov.au/speeches/2009/090802_lowy.html.

 

Speech to the Hon Stephen Smith MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs to commemorate Africa Day 25 May 2009 is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2009/090525_africa_day.html.

Stephen Fitzpatrick, “East Timor Asylum Plan a Legal Minefield”, The Australian, 7 July 2010.  Available at:http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/east-timor-asylum-plan-a-legal-minefield/story-e6frg6nf-1225888713531.

Clive Hamilton, “We Stand By Meekly as the Rich Greedily Assert Their Power”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/we-stand-by-meekly-as-the-rich-greedily-assert-their-power-20100613-y5ut.html.

Australia-New Zealand issues:
http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-nation-girt-by-sea--and-divided-by-it-20100329-r85w.html.

Text of media release from Simon Crean MP, Minister for Trade and Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs announcing the appointment of Mr Tim Yeend as Australian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva, dated 1 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.trademinister.gov.au/releases/2010/sc_ss_100301.html.

Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government, State of Australian Cities, 2010 (released 5 March 2010) is available from the Major Cities Unit at: http://www.infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/mcu.aspx.

Austrade released a booklet Islamic Finance that provides a detailed explanation of the opportunities that booming Shariah-compliant investment and banking offers Australia’s financial services sector.  It is dated 12 February 2010 and is available from www.austrade.gov.au.

East Timor

Brian Knowlton, “World Bank Faults Itself for Slow Progress in East Timor”, The New York Times, 21 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/world/asia/22iht-timor22.html?pagewanted=1

Stephen Fitzpatrick and Paul Cleary, “East Timor Asylum Plan a Legal Minefield”, The Australian, 07 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/east-timor-asylum-plan-a-legal-minefield/story-e6frg6nf-1225888713531.

Damien Kingsbury, “Gas Sparks a New Battle in the Timor Sea”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/gas-sparks-a-new-battle-in-the-timor-sea-20100617-ygxk.htm.

Lindsay Murdoch, “Relations Strained as East Timor Buys Chinese Navy Boats”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/relations-strained-as-east-timor-buys-chinese-navy-boats-20100606-xn5y.html.

Fiji

Philip Dorling, “Failure Puts Fiji on Brink of Ruin”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/policy-failure-puts-fiji-on-brink-of-ruin-20101218-191dl.html.

Hamish McDonald, “Fiji Stand a Threat to Security Council Bid”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/fiji-stand-a-threat-to-security-council-bid-20101107-17j0n.html.

Graham Davis, “At the Court of King Frank”, The Australian, 22 July 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/at-the-court-of-king-frank/story-fn622eqs-1225895279691.

Graham Davis, “Fiji Claims Egg on Aussie Faces as Dictator Pulls off PR Coup with Summit”, The Australian, 22 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/fiji-claims-egg-on-aussie-faces-as-dictator-pulls-off-pr-coup-with-summit/story-fn59niix-1225895326255.

Mark Day, “Fiji’s Dictator Mustn’t Get Away with Censorship Attempt”, The Australian, 19 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/fijis-dictators-mustnt-get-away-with-censorship-attempt/story-e6frg996-1225893671822.

AFP/AAP, “Australia’s Top Diplomat Expelled from Fiji”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/australias-top-diplomat-expelled-from-fiji-20100713-108an.html.

Michael McKenna, “Foreign Minister Stephen Smith Condemns Fiji Over Press Crackdown”, The Australian, 29 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/media/fiji-dictator-frank-bainimarama-cracks-down-on-press-freedom/story-e6frg996-1225885426213.

Recent statements from the Fiji Government online portal:

Australian Foreign Minister’s comments exaggerated, 30 June 2010:
http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1775:australian-foreign-ministers-comments-exaggerated&catid=71:press-releases&Itemid=155.

New Media Decree part of Government reforms, 1 July 2010:
http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1783:new-media-decree-part-of-government-reforms&catid=71:press-releases&Itemid=155.

New Media Decree clear on investment, 1 July 2010.
http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1781:new-media-decree-clear-on-investment&catid=71:press-releases&Itemid=155.

News Limited attacks Fiji economy over media decree, 6 Jul 2010:
http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1858:news-limited-attacks-fiji-economy-over-media-decree&catid=71:press-releases&Itemid=155.

PM Condemns Australian Government statement 7 July 2010:
http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1865:pm-condemns-australian-government-statement&catid=71:press-releases&Itemid=155.

Fiji still honoured to partner the USA, 7 July 2010:
http://www.fiji.gov.fj/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=1862:fiji-still-honored-to-partner-the-usa&catid=71:press-releases&Itemid=155.

Melanesian Islands

Johnny Blades, “Pacific Politics Revamped from an Island Perspective”, Guardian Weekly, 16 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/nov/16/pacific-islands-reconsider-links-blades.

New Zealand

Gary Hawke, “Is New Zealand Trapped in the Anglosphere?” East Asia Forum, 18 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/18/new-zealand-stayed-insular-in-2012/.

Joshua Keating, “Panetta Surrenders to New Zealand in Decades-Old Nuclear Standoff!”, Foreign Policy, 21September 2012.  Available at: http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/09/21/panetta_surrenders_to_new_zealand_in_decades_old_nuclear_standoff

Peter Hartcher, “NZ Outcome Reveals Hard Truths on Fate of ALP”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/nz-outcome-reveals-hard-truths-on-fate-of-alp-20111128-1o38v.html.

Bettina Wassener, “New Zealand Suffers Double Ratings Downgrade”, The New York Times, 30 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/business/global/New-Zealand-Double-Ratings-Downgrade.html.

Toby Manhire, “Christchurch Welcomes Blueprint for Rebuilsing after Earthquake”, The Guardian, 11 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/11/christchurch-earthquake-rebuild-blueprint.

Gary Hawke, “Strategy More than Commerce: China-New Zealand FTA”, East Asia Forum, 30 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/07/30/strategy-more-than-commerce-china-new-zealand-fta/.

Robert Ayson, “New Zealand, Australia and China’s rise”, East Asia forum 20 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2010/07/29/new-zealand-australia-and-chinas-rise/.

Pacific Islands

Sandra Tarte, “The Pacific Islands in 2012: Navigating Diplomatic Cross Currents”, East Asia Forum, 27 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/12/27/the-pacific-islands-in-2012-navigating-diplomatic-cross-currents/.

Rowan Callick, “Taiwan Purges Pacific Island Graft”, The Australian, 29 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/taiwan-purges-pacific-island-graft/story-e6frg6ux-1225846599163.

Papua New Guinea

Matt Siegel, “Papua New Guinea Acts to Repeal sorcery Law After Strife,” The New York Times, 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/30/world/asia/papua-new-guinea-moves-to-repeal-sorcery-act.html?ref=asia.

Stephen Howes, “Can PNG Convert Growth into Development”, East Asia Forum, 20 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2013/01/20/can-png-convert-growth-into-development/,

Aaron Batten, “Economic Challenges for the New Papua New Guinea Government”, East Asia Forum, 15 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/15/economic-challenges-for-the-new-papua-new-guinea-government/

Hamish McDonald, “Somare to Take Insult and Injury Back to Parliament”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/somare-to-take-insult-and-injury-back-to-parliament-20120702-21d6o.html.

Hamish McDonald, “PNG Mobilises for a Tech-Savvy Election”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/png-mobilises-for-a-techsavvy-election-20120622-20tkg.html.

Eion Blackwell, “PNG Police Block Parliament Ahead of Court Hearing”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/png-police-block-parliament-ahead-of-court-hearing-20120525-1z8ui.html.

Allan Patience, “Somare Has Left PNG a Broken Nation”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/somare-has-left-png-a-broken-nation-20120202-1qvj0.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonSomare.pdf.

Allan Patience, “PNG on Brink of Ruin as Government Hands in the Balance”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/png-on-brink-of-ruin-as-government-hangs-in-the-balance-20111208-1ol9n.html.  See update by Jo Chandler, “Court Delays Verdict on PNG Leader, The Sydney Morning Herald 10 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/court-delays-verdict-on-png-leader-20111209-1onnq.html.  A further update with the court’s decision by Eoin Blackwell, “PNG Court Reinstates Somare as PM”, Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 2011 is available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/png-court-reinstates-somare-as-pm-20111212-1orho.html

Samoa

Hon Kevin Rudd MP Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, media release, “Diplomatic Appointment - High Commissioner to Samoa”, 22 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2010/kr_mr_101222a.html.

 

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Region 8


8. Antarctica - Southern Ocean

 

Andrew Darby, “Russia Agrees to Antarctica Marine Reserves,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/russia-agrees-to-antarctica-marine-reserves-20140508-zr710.html.

 

Andrew Darby, “International Court of Justice Upholds Australia’s Bid to Ban Japanese Whaling in Antarctic,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/whale-watch/international-court-of-justice-upholds-australias-bid-to-ban-japanese-whaling-in-antarctica-20140401-35wcu.html.

 

Nicky Phillips, “Underfunding Risks Australia’s Antarctic Stake: Report,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/underfunding-risks-australias-antarctic-stake-report-20140401-35vb9.html.

 

Australian Government, “The 20 Year Australian Antarctic Strategic Plan,” last modified on 29 November 2013.  Available at: http://20yearplan.antarctica.gov.au/.

 

Wang Qian, “China Expand Research Bases in Antarctica.” China Daily, 19 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-12/19/content_17183310.htm.

 

Andrew Darby, “Cold War May Be Over, but Russia Still Does Battle in Antarctica,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 22 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-opinion/cold-war-may-be-over-but-russia-still-does-battle-in-antarctica-20130722-2qeon.html.

 

Andrew Darby, “Defeat Likely for Antarctic Marine Parks Plan”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.theage.com.au/environment/defeat-likely-for-antarctic-marine-parks-plan-20121101-28mmv.html.  See also summary of Antarctic Treaty: http://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/science/antarctic_treaty_summary.htm.  

 

Andrew Darby, “Optimism on Antarctica Marine Reserve”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 October, 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/optimism-on-antarctica-marine-reserve-20121029-28f45.html.

 

Jason Mundy and Tony Press, “Australia and Asia, Common Interests in Antarctica”, East Asia Forum, 3 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/10/03/australia-and-asia-common-interests-in-antarctica/.

 

Andrew Darby, “Antarctica Must Go on Heritage List – Coalition”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/conservation/antarctica-must-go-on-heritage-list--coalition-20120617-20i5r.html.

 

Bob Carr and Tony Burke, “Uniting in the Protection of the Great Frozen Continent”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/uniting-in-the-protection-of-the-great-frozen-continent-20120610-2041d.html.

 

AAP, “Greens Raise Antarctica with Obama, “The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/environment/greens-raise-antarctica-with-obama-20111117-1nkrc.html.

 

Andrew Darby, “In the Dark Over the White Continent”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/in-the-dark-over-the-white-continent-20110627-1gn45.html

 

Andrew Darby, “China Flags Its Antarctic Intent”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 January, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/china-flags-its-antarctic-intent-20100111-m287.html.




Region 9


9. EUROPEAN UNION – EURASIA (INCLUDING RUSSIA)

Azerbaijan

 

George Friedman, “Borderlands: The View from Azerbaijan,” Geopolitical Weekly, 12 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/borderlands-view-azerbaijan?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140512&utm_term=Gweekly&utm_content=IMG.  See also Friedman’s introduction to a series of articles called “Borderlands: The New Strategic Landscape,” Geopolitical Weekly, 6 May 2014,  Available at: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/borderlands-new-strategic-landscape?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140506&utm_term=Gweekly&utm_content=readmore.

 

Belarus

 

Andrej Dynko, “Europe’s Last Dictatorship”, The New York Times, 16 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/17/opinion/belarus-europes-last-dictatorship.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120717.

 

Bulgaria

 

Matthew Brunwasser and Dan Bilefsky, “Bulgarian Premier Offers Resignation After Huge Protests”, The New York Times, 20 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/world/europe/bulgarian-government-is-reported-set-to-resign.html?ref=global-home.

 

Czech Republic

 

Jan Puhl, “Friday Elections: Czech Republic Prepres to Welcome ‘Babisconi,’” Spiegel Online, 25 October 2013.  Available at:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/outsiders-have-good-chances-in-friday-elections-in-czech-republic-a-929994.html.

 

Andrew Bowen, “Czech Election Won with Nationalism and Populism”, Spiegel Online, 28 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/nationalism-and-populism-decided-czech-presidential-election-a-880011.html.

 

No author cited, “Czech Politics: A Sharp Rebuke’, The Economist, 17 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/10/czech-politics-0.

 

Cyprus

 

David Courbet, “Financial Crisis Could Heal Divided Island; Chance for Peace in Cypus?” Le Monde Diplomatique, October 2013.  Available at: http://mondediplo.com/2013/10/12cyprus.

 

Dan Bilefsky, “Cyprus to Take Over European Presidency”, The New York Times, 27 June 2012.  Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/27/world/europe/cyprus-to-take-over-european-presidency.html.

 

Europe (including NATO)

 

Nikolaus Blome, Christiane Hoffmann, Ralf Neukirch and Christoph Schult, “Failed Diplomacy: MATO Hardliners Push for Firmer Stance against Russia,” Spiegel Online, 1 September 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/pressure-mounts-for-more-aggressive-stance-against-russia-a-989216.html.

 

Mitchell A Orenstein, “Get Ready for a Russo-German Europe, Foreign Affairs, 9 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/141018/mitchell-a-orenstein/get-ready-for-a-russo-german-europe.

 

Jakub Grygiel, “The Russians Are Seeping In, the Americans Are Pivoting Out and the Germans Are Moving Up: The Future of Europe – Analysis,” Eurasia Review, 20 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/20072013-the-russians-are-seeping-in-the-americans-are-pivoting-out-and-the-germans-are-moving-up-the-future-of-europe-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

 

Peter Hartcher, “NATO Pact Should Be a Partnership for Peace”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 June 2012.  Available at; http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/nato-pact-should-be-a-partnership-for-peace-20120615-20feo.html.

 

Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative, “A New Euro-Atlantic Security Community”, Press Release by The Carnegie Endowment, 3 February 2012.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/pdf/PressRelease/easi-press-release201202.pdf.

 

Craig Whitlock, “NATO Allies Grapple with Shrinking Defence Budgets”, The Washington Post, 30 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/nato-allies-grapple-with-shrinking-defense-budgets/2012/01/20/gIQAKBg5aQ_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

 

EU

 

Axel Berkofsky, “The EU in Asian Security: Too Much for Beijing, Not Enough for Washington – Analysis,” Eurasia Review, 16 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16112013-eu-asian-security-much-beijing-enough-washington-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  Comment by Michael C H Jones is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonBerkofsky.pdf

 

Gideon Rachman, “Europe’s Zero-Sum Dilemma”, The National Interest, 25 April 2012.  Available at: http://nationalinterest.org/article/europes-zero-sum-dilemma-6800.

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Richard Rousseau, “EU Looks to Central Asia for Energy Security – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 17 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17022012-eu-looks-to-central-asia-for-energy-security-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  Note that this link is also placed in http://www.accci.com.au/G20.htm#european.

 

Boris Johnson, “Don’t Mention the Euro”, The Sydney Morning Herald”’, 1 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/society-and-culture/dont-mention-the-euro-20120131-1qr94.html.

 

No author cited, “European Commission”, Europa, undated.  Available at: http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/european-commission/index_en.htm.

 

Greg Jaffe, “2 Army Brigades to Leave Europe in Cost-Cutting Move”, The Washington Post, 13 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/army-brigades-to-leave-europe/2012/01/12/gIQArZqluP_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

 

Malcolm Maiden, “Europe’s Dancing on the Brink of a Debt Black Hole – It Must Be Time ‘To Do the Twist”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/europes-dancing-on-the-brink-of-a-debt-black-hole--it-must-be-time-to-do-the-twist-20110927-1kvgi.html

 

John Kornblum, “Without the Euro, Would Europe Have Turned to War”, The Washington Post, 24 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/without-the-euro-would-europe-have-turned-to-war/2011/09/21/gIQAxGpZrK_story.html?hpid=z2.

 

Zoltan Simon, and Simon Kennedy, “EU Welcomes ‘White Knight’ China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 June 2011. Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/eu-welcomes-white-knight-china-20110627-1gnef.html.

 

No author cited, “EU Needs an Elected Leader: Blair”, The Times, 10 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/eu-needs-an-elected-leader-blair/story-e6frg6so-1226072609969.

 

Feature articles in Asia Today Online, November 2010, include:
"EuroAsia Becoming a Two-Way Street,
"Why Europe Is Looking to Asia",
"The Path Ahead: What OECD Says",
"EU-China Dialogue Could See Strategic Partnership".
Available at:
http://www.asiatoday.com.au/.

 

Robert J. Samuelson, “In Ireland’s Debt Crisis, an Ominous Reckoning for Europe”, The Washington Post, 29 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/28/AR2010112802910.html?wpisrc=nl_pmopinions.

 

Joe Kelly, Gillard Seeks New Treaty with Europe”, The Australian, 5 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/gillard-firms-up-aus-europe-relationship/story-fn59niix-1225934185059.

Ian Traynor, “Gaddafi Wants $7b to Stem Migration”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 September, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/gaddafi-wants-7b-to-stem-migration-20100902-14rpb.html.

Oliver Marc Hartwich, “Europe Shows the Alternative to Growth Is Decline”, The Australian, 23 July 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/europe-shows-the-alternative-to-growth-is-decline/story-e6frg6zo-1225895851365.

Bruno Waterfield, “Britain Fights EU Call to Vet Budget”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/britain-fights-eu-call-to-vet-budget-20100609-xwyn.html.

Joseph S. Nye, “The Future of Europe”, Project Syndicate, 8 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/nye83/English.

Peppi Kiviniemi, “European Steel Lobby Angry Over ‘Excessive’ Iron Ore Prices”, The Australian, 31 March 2010.  Available at:  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/mining-energy/european-steel-lobby-angry-over-excessive-iron-ore-prices-peppi-kiviniemi/story-e6frg9df-1225847749812.

Duncan Gardham, “US Kept Us in the Dark on Torture: Spy Chief”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 March 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-kept-us-in-the-dark-on-torture-spy-chief-20100310-pzdt.html.

Media release by the Hon Stephen Smith, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs announcing the launching of the Australia-European Union Partnership Framework is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2008/fa-s163_08.html.  The text of the Framework is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2008/fa-s163_eu_aust_partnership.html.

France

Louise Story and Liz Aldeman, “Global Jitters Gather Over State of Société Générale”, The New York Times, 12 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/business/global/global-worries-about-the-french-bank-societe-generale.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha22.

Kira Kamdar, “Foreign Policy: The End of French Diplomacy”, NPR, 20 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=130693426.

Georgia

David Ignatius, “Georgia’s Rowdy Election Campaign”, The Washington Post. 20 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/david-ignatius-georgias-rowdy-election-campaign/2012/09/19/596ef5ac-01b0-11e2-b257-e1c2b3548a4a_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Germany

Gabrielle Tétrault-Faber, “If Russia Gets Crimea, Should Germany Get Kaliningrad?” The Moscow Times, 21 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/if-russia-gets-crimea-should-germany-get-kaliningrad/496558.html.

Christiane Hoffmann and Ralf Neukirch, “Interview with German Foreign Minister Steinmeier: ‘History Judges the Success of Foreign Policy,’” Spiegel Online, 24 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/frank-walter-steinmeier-interview-about-new-german-foreign-policy-a-955286.html.

Ralf Neukirch and Gordon Repinski, “Foreign Policy Rethink: Germany Weighs Stronger Military Role,” Spiegel Online, 28 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-considers-increasing-role-in-foreign-military-missions-a-945771.html.

Alison Smale, “A Fiscal Scold, Merkel Softens Tone at Home,” The New York Times, 1 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/02/world/europe/a-fiscal-scold-merkel-softens-tone-at-home.html?src=recg.

Spiegel Staff, “Angela’s Agenda: A Grand, Controversial Plan for Europe,” Spiegel Online, 21 October 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-wants-to-reform-eu-with-more-powers-for-brussels-a-928988.html.

Daniela Schwarzer and Kai-Olaf Lang, “The Myth of German Hegemony”, Foreign Affairs, 2 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/138162/daniela-schwarzer-and-kai-olaf-lang/the-myth-of-german-hegemony.

Julia Kollewe, “How Germany’s South Became the Backbone of a Vibrant Economy”, The Guardian, 17 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/17/germany-south-backbone-economy.

Charles Hawley, “Germany Hits Brakes on Race to Renewable Energy Future”, Spiegel Online, 28 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/germany-addresses-problems-with-renewable-energy-subsidy-system-a-852549.html.

Ulrike Demmer, Ralf Neukirch and Holger Stark, “Merkel’s Risky Weapons Exports”, Spiegel Online 30 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/merkel-s-risky-weapons-sales-signal-change-in-german-foreign-policy-a-847137.html

Michael Birnbaum, “Germany’s Angela Merkel, Key to Greek Bailout, Caught Between Opposing Forces”, The Washington Post, 27 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/germanys-angela-merkel-key-to-greek-bailout-caught-between-opposing-forces/2011/09/23/gIQAe9nT0K_story.html.

Spiegel Staff, “German Solar Firms Eclipsed by Chinese Rivals, Spiegel Online, 7 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/0,1518,784653,00.html.

dsl, “Germany Approves Carbon Capture: Parliament Gives Green Light for Emissions- Friendly Technology”, Spiegel Online, 8 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,773196,00.html.

Fiscal deficit:
http://www.smh.com.au/business/germany-adopts-budget-with-record-debt-20100320-qmlo.html.

Georgia

Erich Follath, “In Russia’s Shadow: Searching for the Roots of the Georgia Problem,” Spiegel Online, 15 July 2014.  Available at:  http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/georgia-trapped-between-russia-and-the-eu-a-979945.html.

Mikheil Saakashvili, “Czar Vladimir’s Illusions,” The New York Times, 12 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/13/opinion/saakashvili-czar-vladimirs-illusions.html?ref=opinion.

Anna Dolidze, “The Rise and Fall of a Colour Revolution: The Case of Georgia,” Chapter 6 of The Democratic Disconnect: Citizenship and Accountability in the Transatlantic Community, Transatlantic Academy May 2013.  Available at: http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1366057825TA20123report_May13_complete_web.pdf.

Molly Corso, Georgia Versus the Forces of Chaos”, Foreign Policy 26 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2012/10/26/georgia_versus_the_forces_of_chaos.

Luke Harding and Miriam Elder, “Georgia’s President Saakashvili Concedes Election Defeat”, The Guardian, 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/02/georgia-president-saakashvili-election-defeat.  See commentary by Lawrence S Schneiderman, “The Wrong Side of Everything: US and EU Foreign Policy – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 4 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/04102012-the-wrong-side-of-everything-us-and-eu-foreign-policy-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Kathy Lally, “In Post-Soviet Georgia, Democracy Faces Critical Test”, The Washington Post, 24 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/in-post-soviet-georgia-democracy-faces-critical-test/2012/09/24/5bd58898-04ca-11e2-91e7-2962c74e7738_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Greece

No author cited, “Greece’s Return to the Market: A Bond Issue is a Milestone but There Is Still a Long Way to Go”, The Economist, 12 April 2014.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21600727-bond-issue-milestone-there-still-long-way-go-prodigal-son?fsrc=nlw%7Chig%7C4-10-2014%7C8283453%7C34237756.

Mark Weisbrot, “Greece: Signs of Growth Come as Austerity Eases,” The Guardian 22 January 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jan/22/greece-growth-austerity-eases-europe-imf.

Helena Smith, “Greece Seized by New Sense of Foreboding as Violence Flares in Streets,” The Guardian, 21 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/20/greece-foreboding-violence-flares-streets#start-of-comments.

Kostas Vexevnis, “Greece’s Rotten Oligarchy”, The New York Times, 6 January 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/07/opinion/greeces-rotten-oligarchy.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130107.

Rachel Donadio and Liz Alderman, “For Greece, Oligarchs Are Obstacle to Recovery”, The New York Times, 5 December 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/world/europe/oligarchs-play-a-role-in-greeces-economic-troubles.html?pagewanted=all

Liz Alderman and Landon Thomas Jr.”, IMF’s Call for More Cuts Irks Greece”, The New York Times, 24 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/business/global/rift-with-imf-adds-to-greeces-tensions-in-pivotal-week.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120925.

Joanna Kakissis, “For Sale: Greek Government Assets – Slightly Used”, NPR, 2 September, 2012.  Available at: http://www.npr.org/2012/09/01/160422136/for-sale-greek-government-assets-slightly-used.

Rachel Donadio and Suzanne Daley, “Euro’s Medicine May Be Making Greece’s Symptoms Worse”, The New York Times, 24 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/world/europe/euro-remedy-for-greece-becomes-part-of-the-problem.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120725.

Roman Mamonov, “Greece: Living on the Edge – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 24 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/24072012-greece-living-on-the-edge-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Niki Kitsantonis, “A Tenuous Coalition Government Takes Reins in Greece”, The New York Times, 21 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/world/europe/in-greece-a-tenuous-coalition-government-is-sworn-in.html.

Peter Müller, Christian Reiermann and Christoph Schult, “Greek Debt Restructuring Looks Inevitable”, Spiegel Online, 19 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,756182,00.html.

Helena Smith, “China Rides to the Rescue of Debt-Burdened Greece”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 June 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/china-rides-to-the-rescue-of-debtburdened-greece-20100616-ygkg.html.

Hungary

Gábor Halmi, “The Rise and Fall of Hungarian Constitutionalism,” Chapter 7 of The Democratic Disconnect: Citizenship and Accountability in the Transatlantic Community, Transatlantic Academy May 2013.  Available at: http://www.gmfus.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files_mf/1366057825TA20123report_May13_complete_web.pdf.

Keno Verseck, “Constitutional Reforms: Hungary Steps Away from European Democracy”, Spiegel Online, 11 March 2013. Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/hungary-constitutional-reforms-signal-drift-away-from-democracy-a-888064.htmlhttp://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/hungary-constitutional-reforms-signal-drift-away-from-democracy-a-888064.html.

James Kirchick, “Wrong Way Down the Danube: How Hungary’s Democratic Backsliding Threatens Europe”, Foreign Affairs, 10 July 2012,  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/137772/james-kirchick/wrong-way-down-the-danube?page=show,

Ireland

Christoph Pauly, “Ireland Still Long Way from Overcoming Debt”, Spiegel Online, 4 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/ireland-still-faces-problems-in-overcoming-debt-crisis-a-836758.html.

Italy

John Hooper, “Berlusconi Puts Italy on Notice”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/berlusconi-puts-italy-on-notice-20121029-28efm.html.

Rachel Donadio and Gaia Pianigian, “Italy Quakes under Strain of Propping up Sicily”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/italy-quakes-under-strain-of-propping-up-sicily-20120723-22kjy.html.

Nick Squires, “Ten Italian Cities at Risk of Bankruptcy, Schools May Not Reopen”, The Telegraph, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/9421599/Ten-Italian-cities-at-risk-of-bankruptcy-schools-may-not-reopen.html.  See also by the same author, “Feuding Italian Cities Forced Together in Cost-Saving Measure”, The Telegraph, 22 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/9418781/Feuding-Italian-cities-forced-together-in-cost-saving-measure.html.

Rachel Donadio, “Italy Agrees on US$65 Billion in Austerity Measures”, The New York Times, 12 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/world/europe/13italy.html.

Fiona Ehles, Hans Jürgen Schlamp and Alexander Smoltczyk, ‘Italy’s Downward Spiral Accelerates”, Spiegel Online, 18 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,775092,00.html.

Matthew Campbell, “The Left Under Siege in Europe”, The Australian, 20 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/features/the-left-under-siege-in-europe/story-e6frg6z6-1225926399084.  See also comment by Michael C H Jones at http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonSimone.pdf.

Kosovo

Dan Bilefsky, “Serbia and Kosovo Reach Milestone Deal”, The New York Times, 19 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/world/europe/serbia-and-kosovo-reach-milestone-deal.html?pagewanted=all.

Lithuania

Zachary Fillingham, “Lithuania Cutting Holes in Russia’s Energy Net – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/23072012-lithuania-cutting-holes-in-russias-energy-net-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Macedonia

Till Mayer, “Macedonia Makeover: Europe’s Flailing Capital of Kitsch,” Spiegel Online, 12 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/macedonian-capital-skopje-gets-kitsch-makeover-via-skopje2014-project-a-933154.html

Miki Trajkovski, “Macedonia to Focus on Regional Security, NATO Bids”, Eurasia Review, 16 February 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16022013-macedonia-to-focus-on-regional-security-nato-bids/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

No author cited, “Macedonia’s Brand New Foreign Office”, The Economist, 12 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/blogs/easternapproaches/2012/10/macedonia-and-greece?spc=scode&spv=xm&ah=9d7f7ab945510a56fa6d37c30b6f1709

Moldova

Christian Neef, “EU v. Moscow: Russia Tries to Woo Back Moldova,” Spiegel Online, 4 March 2015.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/russia-tries-to-keep-moldova-from-getting-close-to-eu-a-956597.html.

Netherlands

Christoph Schult and Anne Seith, “Underwater: The Netherlands Falls Prey to Economic Crisis”, Spiegel Online, 2 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/economic-crisis-hits-the-netherlands-a-891919.html.

Mark Traynor, “Dutch Election: Pro-EU Parties Come Out on Top”, The Guardian, 12 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/12/holland-new-coaliton-eu-caution.

Jörg Diehl, “Dutch Vote Hinges on Euro Crisis”, Spiegel Online, 11 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/coalition-struggle-likely-to-follow-dutch-general-election-a-855160.html.

Julian Coman, “Dutch Embrace Radical Left as European Dream Sours”, The Guardian, 2 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/02/netherlands-elections-socialist-party.

Poland

Radek, Sikorski (by interview), “The Polish Model”, Foreign Affairs, May-June 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignaffairs.com/discussions/interviews/the-polish-model.

Portugal

Nils Pratley, “Portugal’s Soaring Bond Yields Spell End of Line for Austerity”, The Guardian, 4 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/nils-pratley-on-finance/2013/jul/03/portugal-bond-yields-austerity-eurozone-crisis.

No author cited, “More Pain, Less Gain: Yet Another Austerity Budget Raises Concerns about Future Growth”, The Economist, 20 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21564902-yet-another-austerity-budget-raises-concerns-about-future-growth.

Bruce Walker, “Portugal Plans to Cure Sick Economy with Big Tax Hikes”, The New American, 4 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.thenewamerican.com/economy/item/13110-portugal-plans-to-cure-sick-economy-with-big-tax-hikes

David Smith, “Portuguese Escape Austerity and Find a New El Dorado in Angola”, The Guardian, 16 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/16/portuguese-exodus-angola-el-dorado.

Raphael Minder, Portugal Praised for Progress on Financial Overhaul”, The New York Times, 12 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/business/global/europe-likes-portugals-progress-on-financial-overhaul.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha22.

Alexander Jung, “Seeking a Path Out of the Crisis in Portugal, Spiegel Online, 27 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,776710,00.html.

Romania

George Friedman, “Borderlands” First Moves in Romania,” Geopolitical Weekly, 27 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/borderlands-first-moves-romania?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140527&utm_term=Gweekly&utm_content=readmore.  See also Friedman’s introduction to a series of articles called “Borderlands: The New Strategic Landscape,” Geopolitical Weekly, 6 May 2014,  Available at: http://www.stratfor.com/weekly/borderlands-new-strategic-landscape?utm_source=freelist-f&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20140506&utm_term=Gweekly&utm_content=readmore

Russian Federation

Natalia Antonova, “Russia’s Empty Shelves Won’t Just Hurt the Cheese-Eating Moscow Crowd,” The Guardian, 7 August 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/aug/07/russia-empty-shelves-sanctions-cheese-joke-trade-war.

Editorial, “The Guardian View on Sanctions against Russia,” The Guardian, 31 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2014/jul/30/guardian-view-sanctions-against-russia. 

Stanley Reed, “Energy Companies Rethinking Russia after New Round of Sanctions, “The New York Times, 30 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/31/business/energy-environment/energy-companies-rethinking-russia-after-new-sanctions.html?hpw&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=HpHedThumbWell&module=well-region&region=bottom-well&WT.nav=bottom-well.

Timothy Garton Ash, “Putin’s Deadly Doctrine: ‘Protecting’ Russians in Ukraine Has Fatal Consequences,” The New York Times, 18 July 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/20/opinion/sunday/protecting-russians-in-ukraine-has-deadly-consequences.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=c-column-top-span-region&region=c-column-top-span-region&WT.nav=c-column-top-span-region&_r=0. 

Spiegel Staff, “The Opinion Makers:  How Russia Is Winning the Propaganda War,” Spiegel Online, 30 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/russia-uses-state-television-to-sway-opinion-at-home-and-abroad-a-971971.html. 

David Frum, “What Putin Wants,” The Atlantic, 21 May 2014.  Available at:  http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/what-putin-wants/361622/.

Michele Penna, “Does China Gas Deal Signal Russian ‘Pivot to Asia? – Analysis,” Eurasian Review, 29 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/29052014-china-gas-deal-signal-russian-pivot-asia-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Nicholas Cunningham, Russia Looks East as Relations with Europe Deteriorate – Analysis,” Eurasian Review, 25 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/25032014-russia-looks-east-as-relations-with-europe-deteriorate-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Anna Dolgov, “Russia Could Turn US into ‘Radioactive Ashes,’ State TV Anchor Says,” Moscow Times, 18 March 2014.  Available at: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/russia-could-turn-us-into-radioactive-ashes-state-tv-anchor-says/496253.html

Ross Douthat, “The Games Putin Plays,” The New York Times, 22 February 2014.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/23/opinion/sunday/the-games-putin-plays.html?ref=opinion.

Uwe Klussmann, “What Putin Wants: Moscow’s Fear of Jihad Drives Policy on Syria,” Spiegel Online, 12 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/commentary-putin-sees-syria-as-fight-against-islamist-extremism-a-921953.html.

Bishkek and Dushanbe, “Remittance Man: Russia Attempts to Draw Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan Back Into Orbit,” The Economist, 7 September 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/asia/21584999-russia-attempts-draw-tajikistan-and-kyrgyzstan-back-its-orbit-remittance-man

Andrew Monaghan, “The Vertikal: Power and Authority in Russia”, International Affairs, Vol. 88, No. 1 (January2012), pp. 1-16.  Available for purchase at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1468-2346.2012.01053.x/abstract.

Christian Neef and Matthias Schepp, Spiegel Interview with former Russian Finance Minister Alexei Kudrin: “We Have to Take a Chance with More Democracy”, Spiegel Online, 23 January 2013. Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/interview-with-putin-ally-alexei-kudrin-on-democracy-in-russia-a-878873.html.

Associated Press, “Russia Says It No Longer Needs US Money to Help Secure and Dismantle Its Weapons Arsenals”, The Washington Post, 11 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/russia-says-it-no-longer-needs-us-money-to-help-secure-and-dismantle-its-weapons-arsenals/2012/10/10/a60868f8-131c-11e2-9a39-1f5a7f6fe945_story.html.

No author cited, “Fear and Loathing: How the Kremlin is Using the Law for Political Ends”, The Economist, 22 September 2012.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/node/21563344?fsrc=nlw|wwp|9-20-2012|3525032|34237756|.

Benjamin Bidder, Matthias Schepp and Gerald Traufetter, “’The Black Plague’: Russia Plays Game of Arctic Roulette in Oil Exploration”, Spiegel Online, 24 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/business/russian-oil-exploration-in-arctic-circle-causes-major-environmental-damage-a-851617.html.

Eric Walberg, “Russia in the Middle East: Return of a Superpower? – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 17 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/17082012-russia-in-the-middle-east-return-of-a-superpower-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29

Jim Kouri, “Putin Wants NATO Military Base in Russia? – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 3 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/03082012-putin-wants-nato-military-base-in-russia-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Artyom Lukin, “Russia: Between the US and China”, East Asia Forum, 24 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/07/24/russia-between-the-us-and-china-2/.

Kathy Lally, “Russian Heartland Fears NATO Transit”, The Washington Post, 28 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russian-heartland-fears-nato-transit/2012/06/27/gJQAU7E75V_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines.

Kathy Lally and Will Englund, “Magnitsky Document Suggests Fraud, Collusion between Russian Officials, Police Detectives”, The Washington Post, 27 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/magnitsky-documentary-suggests-fraud-collusion-among-russian-officials-police/2012/06/26/gJQAdogi4V_story.html?tid=pm_world_pop.

Dmitry Gorenburg, “Why Russia Supports Repressive Regimes in Syria and the Middle East”, Russian Military Reform, 22 June 2012.  Available at: http://russiamil.wordpress.com/2012/06/22/why-russia-supports-repressive-regimes-in-syria-and-the-middle-east/#more-1152.  For a commentary on Dr Gorenburg’s statement, see Nick Ottens, “Russia Has More at Stake in Syria than a Naval Base”, Atlantic Sentinel, 24 June 2012.  Available at: http://atlanticsentinel.com/2012/06/russia-has-more-at-stake-in-syria-than-a-naval-base/.

Habibe Ozdal, “Putin’s First ‘Asia Stop’ in His New Term: China – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 14 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/14062012-putins-first-asia-stop-in-his-new-term-china-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.  See also, Chen Qin, “Closer Look: Why Putin Is Betting on China”, Caixin Online, 8 June 2012.  Available at: http://english.caixin.com/2012-06-08/100398699.html.  As well as: Jane Perlez, “Putin Arrives in China, Seeking Stronger Ties”, The New York Times, 5 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/06/world/asia/vladimir-putin-in-china-for-regional-summit.html?_r=1.

Andrew E Kramer, “Russia Sending Air and Sea Defences to Syria, Exporter Says”, The New York Times, 14 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/16/world/europe/russia-sending-air-and-sea-defenses-to-syria.html?ref=world.

“The Tortuous Sino-Russian Arms Trade – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 9 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/09062012-the-tortuous-sino-russian-arms-trade-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Kathy Lally, ”Russian Parliament Shows Unusual Defiance in Fighting Fines for Protesters”, The Washington Post, 6 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/russian-parliament-shows-unusual-defiance-in-fighting-fines-for-protesters/2012/06/05/gJQALMzgGV_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines_Wed.

Dmitry Gorenburg, “Russian Navy Shifts Strategic Focus with China in Mind”, Russian Military Reform, 23 May 2012.  Available at: http://russiamil.wordpress.com/2011/05/23/russian-navy-shifts-strategic-focus-with-china-in-mind/.

Ilya Kharlamov, “Russia’s Kuril Islands Next Investment Paradise – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 13 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/13052012-russias-kuril-islands-next-investment-paradise-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Eliot Elwar, “OpEd: Putin Plans Russian Military Modernisation”, Digital Journal, 12 May 2012.  Available at: http://digitaljournal.com/article/324739.

John A Mowchan, “Renaissance of the Russian Navy?” Proceedings Magazine, March 2012.  Available at: http://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2012-03/renaissance-russian-navy.

Matthew Rojansky, “Putin’s Platform”, Carnegie Endowment, 28 February 2011.  Available at: http://carnegieendowment.org/2012/02/28/putin-s-platform/9yml.

Dmitry Gorenburg, “Putin Spells out National Security Strategy”, Russian Military Reform, 22 February 2012.  Available at: http://russiamil.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/putins-spells-out-national-security-strategy/.

Lynn Berry, “Tens of Thousands Rally Against Putin”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 February 2012.  Available at: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-world/tens-of-thousands-rally-against-putin-20120204-1qz3m.html.

Pavel Felgenhauer, “Russia’s Five-Battalion-Strong-Army”, Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vol. 9 Issue No. 14 (20 January 2011).  Available at: http://www.jamestown.org/programs/edm/single/?tx_ttnews%5btt_news%5d=37382&cHash=600c878775.

Jonathan Watts, “Putin Wins Confucius Peace Price for War in Chechnya”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 November, 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/putin-wins-confucius-peace-prize-for-war-in-chechnya-20111116-1nj41.html.

Miriam Elder, “Russia Arrests Chinese ‘Spy’ in Row Over Defence Weapons”, The Guardian, 5 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/05/russia-arrests-chinese-translator-spying.

Kirill Nourzhanov, “Russia’s Strategic Objectives in Asia”, East Asia Forum, 17 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2011/07/17/russia-s-strategic-objectives-in-asia/.

John Lee, “Watch Out for Russian Wild Card in Asia-Pacific”, The Australian, 29 December 2010.  http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/watch-out-for-russian-wild-card-in-asia-pacific/story-e6frg6zo-1225977417402.

Text of joint statement on the occasion of the working visit of the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Stephen Smith to the Russian Federation 27 April 2010 is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/statements/2010/100422_joint_statement_russia.htm.

Ross Cameron, “Putlin Marks 10 Years of Extraordinary Achievement”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 January, 2010.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/putin-marks-10-years-of-extraordinary-achievement-20100110-m0n1.html.

Serbia

No author cited, “Serbia’s Foreign Policy:  Divided Loyalties,” The Economist, 23 August 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21613291-serbia-torn-between-its-old-ally-russia-and-european-union-divided-loyalties.

Dan Bilefsky, “Serbia and Kosovo Reach Milestone Deal”, The New York Times, 19 April 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/20/world/europe/serbia-and-kosovo-reach-milestone-deal.html?pagewanted=all.

Spain

Martin Hesse, “Crisis of Faith: Doubts Grow Over Spanish Reforms,” Spiegel Online, 30 July 2013.  Available at: http://www.spiegel.de/international/europe/doubt-grows-in-reforms-of-rajoy-government-in-spain-a-913866.html.

Raphael Minder, “Spain Touts Progress in