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There’s no Anglo v Asia in AUKUS
Engagement with Asia is a tradition going back to Alfred Deakin. AUKUS is a good reason to double down on relationships in the region again, write Sid Myer and Anthony Milner.
Rules-Based Order: what does the region think?
In this conclusion to a series of articles on the rules based order, the co-chairs of the Australian committee of CSCAP Tony Milner and Ric Smith assess the contributions of regional commentators and argue Australia must listen to, and heed, differences of opinion in Asia if any reform of the rules is to succeed.
Haunted by History: Real Lessons from the 1930s
In justifying a big increase in defence spending last year, the Prime Minister turned to the turbulent experience of the 1930s. But as Asialink International Director, Prof. Tony Milner writes, a closer examination of history poses some unexpected questions about how Australia should manage strategic uncertainty.
Could ASEAN move us beyond the US-China dynamic?
Must we talk only about the U.S. and China? Have other states in our region no agency? Are there no positive scenarios? Tony Milner and Astanah Abdul Aziz have identified some optimism regarding a possible regional role for ASEAN.
Assembling the Skillset to Shape our Strategic Environment
The regional strategic environment is in flux amid anxieties over the intentions of both its great powers—the USA and China—and the long-term impact of COVID-19. Asialink International Director Prof. Tony Milner argues Australia can help shape the future, but only if we hone the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the growing security challenges of the Indo-Pacific.