Publications

"Denial in Australian Strategic Thought"

Author(s): Cohen, M, Lockyer, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

Although denial has been at the centre of Australian strategic thought for decades, it has frequently been used as a broad catch-all term. This article shows, however, that there are two distinct denial traditions in Australian strategic thought: anti-access denial and area denial. Despite the...

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Counterterrorism policy in liberal-democratic societies: locating the ethical limits of national security

Author(s): Henschke, A, Legrand, T
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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US Grand Strategy and National Security: The Dilemmas of Primacy, Decline and Denial

Author(s): Clarke, M, Ricketts, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

The foreign policy crises that the USA has confronted under the administration of President Barack Obama have generated profound uncertainty about whether the USA can maintain what has been its consistent grand strategy since the end of the Cold War: primacy. The authors argue, drawing on a...

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The Impact of Ethnic Minorities on China’s Foreign Policy: The Case of Xinjiang and the Uyghur

Author(s): Clarke, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

This article argues, through a case study of the evolving impact of the Xinjiang and Uyghur issue, that the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) ethnic minorities have been a significant factor in Beijing’s foreign relations throughout its history. Since the end of the Cold War in particular, China’s...

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The Evolution of Southeast Asian Regionalism: Foreign Power Support for Regional Initiatives, 1947-77

Author(s): Thompson, S
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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Donald Trump and the Traditions of American Foreign Policy: The Return of the Jacksonian Tradition

Author(s): Clarke, M, Ricketts, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

This article examines the wellsprings of Donald Trump’s nascent foreign policy program. It argues that the locus of the Republican president’s foreign policy agenda is found within the Jacksonian tradition of American foreign policy identified by Walter Russell Mead. Here, notions of “national...

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Shielding the Republic: Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Tradition of American Foreign Policy

Author(s): Clarke, M, Ricketts, A
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

President Barack Obama’s foreign policy has confounded critics from both the left and right in American politics. This analysis argues that this is because Obama’s foreign policy exhibits affinities with the least prominent of the four traditions of American foreign policy identified by Walter...

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The Belt and Road Initiative: China’s New Grand Strategy?

Author(s): Clarke, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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Live and Learn: Availability Biases and Beliefs about Military Power

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

Do leaders learn more about military force from firsthand experience with the armed forces or their nation’s last war? Despite a resurgence of interest in the effects of leaders and their beliefs on international conflict and war, we still know little about which mechanisms cause what beliefs. I...

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When Proliferation Causes Peace: The Psychology of Nuclear Crises

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

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