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Rebuilding the infrastructure of Sino-American relations
With tentative signs of a rapprochement in the works, the US-China relationship needs to be handled with care. Minghao Zhao writes both sides would benefit from establishing some rules to manage the risks of competition.
Xi-Biden meeting is cordial, but will anything change between the superpowers?
While it is too soon to talk about a reset in US-China relations, this week's virtual discussions between Joe Biden and Xi Jinping have at least got the relationship back on track after the chaos of the Trump era, writes Tony Walker.
Twilight of the Kims?
The North Korean regime is rehashing an old negotiating script in the hope of extracting concessions from Washington, but the US has other priorities, writes Kent Harrington.
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.
Australia is again snuggling up to powerful friends
The new AUKUS pact symbolises a nuclear-powered move away from being a country with the self-respect of true independence, writes John McCarthy.