The Strategist

Wakashio Spill Shows Need for Indian Ocean Environmental Partnership

[By David Brewster] For several years, Japan has been investing heavily in its diplomatic engagement with Indian Ocean island s...

Op-Ed: China is Bringing its Trade Boom With Australia to an End

[By Michael Shoebridge] Australian lobster, wine, beef, barley, cotton and copper ore sales to Chinese consumers and companies...

China's Belt and Road Falls Short in Central and Eastern Europe

[By John Varano] Established in 2012, the 17+1 initiative was Beijing’s flagship effort to promote China’s economic...

Op-Ed: U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy Will Change in the Next Four Years

[By Walter Lohman] Washington’s approach to the Indo-Pacific will change over the next four years, regardless of the...

Sanctions and Boycotts Gain Currency in Washington and Beijing

[By David Uren] Last week, while China was tightening its coercive campaign against Australian industry, the Chinese ambas...

Chinese Test Shows Potential for Ballistic Missiles on Merchant Ships

[By Malcolm Davis and Charlie Lyons Jones] On September 15, China successfully launched the Long March-11 solid...

Op-Ed: Why Russia Wants Stability in the Arctic

Russian polar strategy specialist Elizabeth Buchanan has urged lawmakers in the United States to reconsider key assumptions a...

China Expands its Island-Building Strategy Into the Mid-Pacific

[By Steve Raaymakers] The world knows the Republic of Kiribati as a very low-lying nation in the mid-Pacific that is in danger...

Offshore Gas Deposits Rekindle Old Contest Between Turkey and Greece

[By Amin Saikal] COVID-19 has not deterred regional actors and major powers from maintaining, and in some cases enhancing, thei...

Report: How China Uses Trade as a Lever for Coercive Diplomacy

[By Fergus Hanson, Emilia Currey and Tracy Beattie] Norwegian salmon, South Korean celebrities, Canadian pork an...

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