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Commentaries on Indauspac Strategies

Commentaries on Australia’s Political Setting 2013-2014

Commentaries on other Issues


Links to most recent are at the top of each section.



Indauspac Strategy


Commentaries on Indauspac Strategy

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonMixedPerils.pdf.  Re:

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.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonEditorial.pdf.  Re:

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.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonASB.pdf.  Re:

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. 



Australia’s Political Setting 2013


Commentaries on Australia’s Political Setting 2013-2014

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonTPP.pdf.  Re:

Jonathan Weisman, “Trans-Pacific Partnership Puts Harvard Law School Rivals on Opposite Sides, Again,” The New York Times, 27 April 2015.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/28/business/trans-pacific-partnership-puts-harvard-law-school-rivals-on-opposite-sides-again.html.


Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonWayneSwan.pdf.  Re:

Wayne Swan, “Demolition Man Abbott Swings His Wrecking Ball,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 May 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/demolition-man-abbott-swings-his-wrecking-ball-20140507-zr6by.html.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonGittins.pdf.  Re:

Ross Gittins, “Budget a Matter of Timing and Nerve” The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 February 3014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/budget-a-matter-of-timing-and-nerve-20140202-31v2i.html.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonAly.pdf.  Re:

Waleed Aly, “Holden Demise the Price of Global Economy,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/holden-demise-the-price-of-a-global-economy-20131212-2za89.html.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonAshtonArticle.pdf.  Re:

Heath Ashton, “Combet Lashes Berejiklian Over Claim Tax Will Drive Up Fares”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/combet-lashes-berejiklian-over-claim-tax-will-drive-up-fares-20130313-2g160.html. 



Other Issues


Commentaries on Other Issues

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonAT&TBid.pdf.  Re:

Michael J De La Merced, “AT&T Is Said to Be Near a Deal to Buy DirecTV’, The New York Times, 17 May 2014.  Available at: http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2014/05/17/att-said-near-a-deal-for-directv/. 

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonNBN.pdf.  Re:

Ben Butler and Lucy Battersby, “NBN Co Blocks FOI Request: Reputations at Stake,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 17 December 2014.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/nbn-co-blocks-foi-request-reputations-at-stake-20140216-32ttz.html.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonRaisingDebtCeiling.pdf.  Re:

Peter Martin and Heath Aston,” Treasurer Joe Hockey Seeks Deal with Greens to Scrap the Debt Ceiling,” The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 December 2013.  Available at: https://www.google.com/search?q=define+semantics&oq=define+semantics&sourceid=chrome&espv=210&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8. 

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonAIDZ.pdf.  Re:

Thom Shanker, “US Flies B52s Into China’s Expanded Air Defence Zone,” The New York Times, 26 November 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/world/asia/us-flies-b-52s-into-chinas-expanded-air-defense-zone.html?hp&_r=0. 

Brief Introduction to and Comment on China’s Great Uprooting by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonChinasGreatUprooting.pdf and translated into online Simplified Chinese.  Re:

Links in “China’s Great Uprooting” subsection of Urban Development Monitor.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/PoliticsofTreasuryForecasting.pdf.  Re:

Links in “Federal Treasury” subsection of: Public Administration in Australia and New Zealand.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonAgeingNation.pdf.  Re:

Peter Hartcher, “Challenge of an Ageing Nation”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 May 2013.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/challenge-of-an-ageing-nation-20130510-2jdb4.html.

Commentary by John Zerby at: http://www.accci.com.au/CommentonHMASStirling.pdf.  Re:

Nick O’Malley, John Garnaut and Dylan Welch, “US Eyes Perth Naval Base”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/us-eyes-perth-naval-base-20120801-23fy9.html.

For follow-up information see: “No WA Home for US Carrier Group”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 August 2012, at: http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/no-wa-home-for-us-carrier-group-20120802-23glz.html and “Perth Naval Base ‘Plan’ Would Cost Too Much: Study Author”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 August 2012 at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/perth-naval-base-plan-would-cost-too-much-study-author-20120802-23h3n.html.

Commentary by John Zerby at:  http://www.accci.com.au/APEC Paper.pdf.  Re:

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/.

Commentary by John Zerby at:  http://www.accci.com.au/APEC Paper.pdf.  Re:

“Reshaping APEC – Is It Really Necessary?” and references cited therein, ACCCI Opinion Paper, August 2007.