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ANZUS and Taiwan
Taiwan, a longtime source of tension between the US and China, could prove to be the driving force behind future conflict. And, as expert Alan Dupont writes, the ANZUS Treaty could force Australia into battle alongside its longtime ally and against its largest trading partner.
ANZUS and China
The relevance of ANZUS to Australia’s relations with China has fluctuated over decades with perceptions of Beijing’s international ambitions. As Rowan Callick writes, China is again at the centre of strategic cooperation between Washington and Canberra, driven in large part by anxiety over the prospect of war over Taiwan.
Is there more to the Olympic medal count than boasting rights?
The outcome of the Olympic medal count might seem trivial. But as David Daokui Li writes it can convey a wealth of information for analysts of the great-power competition.
China's demographic manipulation
Official Chinese census data disguises a troubling demographic reality for Beijing – the population is already declining, writes Yi Fuxian. This poses a challenge to common narratives about China’s inexorable rise.
America's new Great-Power strategy
The big global challenges of the 21st Century require a new American approach to power that emphasises cooperation, writes Joseph S. Nye. In the case of China, that means developing a new power paradigm that avoids demonising the country, while pursuing ‘cooperative rivalry’.