The Australia-China relationship touches on virtually every aspect of our national life. A mature and beneficial engagement of such breadth and depth requires the leadership and support of government at all levels, as well as public stewardship, media understanding, educational enhancement and the strategic involvement of the business community.Australia-China exchanges are also profoundly influenced by regional and bilateral relationships. Australia and China trade in goods as well as culture, politics and people, ideas and education, community and personalities.
Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades. From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the Greater Middle East. Since 1990, virtually no American soldiers have been killed in action anywhere else. What caused this shift? Andrew J. Bacevich, one of the country’s most respected voices on foreign affairs, offers an incisive critical history of this ongoing military enterprise—now more than thirty years old and with no end in sight. During the 1980s, Bacevich argues, a great transition occurred. As the Cold War wound down, the United States initiated a new conflict—a War for the Greater Middle East—that continues to the present day. The long twilight struggle with the Soviet Union had involved only occasional and sporadic fighting. But as this new war unfolded, hostilities became persistent. From the Balkans and East Africa to the Persian Gulf and Central Asia, U.S. forces embarked upon a seemingly endless series of campaigns across the Islamic world. Few achieved anything remotely like conclusive success. Instead, actions undertaken with expectations of promoting peace and stability produced just the opposite. As a consequence, phrases like “permanent war” and “open-ended war” have become part of everyday discourse.
Статья представляет собой компаративисткое исследование феномана столичного города в РФ и в Италии
The EU-Asia relationship has changed. At this event, contributors to Changing Waters spoke about the future of EU-Asia relations from building a new development relationship, expanding the EU's role in Asian security, and Chinese perspectives on the EU.
China on the Ground in Latin America tells the story of the fundamental but little-discussed change in the nature of PRC engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean since 2009 as Chinese companies have begun to operate in the region. Author Evan Ellis provides an in-depth panorama of Chinese commercial activities across sectors from petroleum, mining, and agriculture to manufacturing, construction, and other services.
Humanity as never before shares a common destiny, whether it be in terms of the resources of the planet, the global environment, economic integration, or the movement of peoples, ideas, cultures. For better or worse humankind is a Community of Shared Destiny 命运共同体. The People’s Republic of China under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and its ‘Chairman of Everything’, Xi Jinping, has declared that it shares in the destiny of the countries of the Asia and Pacific region, as well as of nations that are part of an intertwined national self-interest. The Party, according to Marxist-Leninist-Maoist theory, is the vanguard of progressive social forces; it cleaves to the concept of shared destiny and its historical role in shaping that destiny. Since its early days nearly a century ago it has emphasised the collective over the inpidual, the end rather than the means. It addresses majority opinion while guiding and moulding the agenda both for today, and for the future.
Contemporary Southeast Asia, published since May 1979, is an internationally refereed journal that specialises in the domestic politics of ASEAN countries, strategic/security issues, political economy, regionalism and international affairs of Southeast Asia and the wider Asia-Pacific region. Apart from serving as a reliable and up-to-date source of information on various events, developments and trends in regional politics, international relations and security questions that affect Southeast Asia, CSEA also publishes the results of original research written by scholars, policymakers, think-tank analysts and doctoral candidates.
Автор рассматривает феномен де-факто государств в контексте безопасности и нациестроительства новых независимых государств Евразии после распада СССР
В статье рассматриваются процессы поиска идентичности среди мусульман Нового Уренгоя (как правило, выходцев из Кавказского региона)
“Economic Diplomacy of the Baltic States” is a scientific publication dealing in detail with the modern day problems of the promotion of economic interests. Authors from various backgrounds and countries analyze the central agents and actors involved in promoting the economic interests of Latvia, as well as Estonia and Lithuania. Being relative newcomers to the global economic system, the Baltic States have quickly learned about the instruments available, and used, by other countries. The main challenge, although, remains the size and experience of public institutions and business dealing with Western countries, and so called “Eastern countries”, in attracting investments, enhancing trade relations, and competing in the transport sector. This publication is an effort of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs with fundamental support by Friedrich Stiftung.