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China's Application of the 'Three Warfares' in the south China Sea and Xinjiang

Author(s): Michael Clarke
Date of publication: 2019
Publication type: Research

This article explores the development and application of the People’s Republic of China’s information warfare (IW) strategy to two distinct security challenges: the South China Sea and the threat of Uyghur terrorism in Xinjiang. The application of China’s IW strategy in the South China Sea dispute...

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The Nixon Doctrine and United States Post-World War II Regional Cooperation Policy on Southeast Asia

Author(s): Thompson, S
Date of publication: 2019
Publication type: Research

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Exploring Beijing’s Motivations and Challenges for its New Silk Road

Author(s): Clarke, M
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Research

This article argues that Beijing’s ambitious ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ (BRI) is driven by the convergence of Innenpolitik and Aussenpolitik motivations including a desire: to counterbalance perceived American predominance; to ensure economic growth to underpin the CCP’s legitimacy; and to present...

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"Fear and Loathing: When Nuclear Proliferation Emboldens"

Author(s): Cohen, M
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Research

Does nuclear weapon development embolden national leaders to engage in more assertive foreign policies? Despite the importance of this question to international security studies, the nuclear emboldenment hypothesis has received little attention. This article develops a theoretical explanation of...

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Celebrating and Interrogating Women and National Security

Author(s): Thompson, S, Harris Rimmer, S
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Research

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The United States and Southeast Asian Regionalism: Collective Security and Economic Development, 1945-75

Author(s): Thompson, S
Date of publication: 2018
Publication type: Research

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Indian Army Sikh Light Infantry regiment
Indian Army Sikh Light Infantry regiment

Imagining an Indian National Security Strategy: the sum of its parts

Author(s): Medcalf, R
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

India’s power and interests continue to grow in the Indo-Pacific region and globally, yet its national security policymaking approaches have not kept pace. These may have been barely adequate for India’s twentieth-century experience as a regional power tending towards strategic restraint, but...

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“That is what the terrorists want”: Media as amplifier or disrupter of violent extremist propaganda
“That is what the terrorists want”: Media as amplifier or disrupter of violent extremist propaganda

“That is what the terrorists want”: Media as amplifier or disrupter of violent extremist propaganda

Author(s): Ingram, H.
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

Fidelity to the principles of quality journalism – critical, evidence-based, assertive, multiple source verified reporting – is more than sufficient to act as a disrupter of violent extremist propaganda. That is not the role of journalism, it is simply the likely product of quality journalism.

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Exploring the Role of Instructional Material in AQAP’s Inspire and ISIS’ Rumiyah
Exploring the Role of Instructional Material in AQAP’s Inspire and ISIS’ Rumiyah

Exploring the Role of Instructional Material in AQAP’s Inspire and ISIS’ Rumiyah

Author(s): Ingram, H. Reed, A.
Date of publication: 2017
Publication type: Research

In recent years Europe has faced an increasing wave of so-called ‘lone actor’ attacks committed by jihadist (or jihadist-inspired) terrorists. This trend has continued in 2017. For example, the attacks in London and Stockholm, which were simple but devastating in their methodology. Both attacks...

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Did Obama have a grand strategy?
Did Obama have a grand strategy?

Did Obama have a grand strategy?

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

While campaigning for President in 2008, Barack Obama proposed a new direction in American strategy that would reverse the erroneous foreign policy choices of his predecessor, President George W. Bush. Senator Obama designed a strategy to ostensibly rewrite the United States’ relationship with the...

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