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Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China Won’t Map the Future, updated edition by Rory Medcalf
Does the Ukraine conflict reinforce Medcalf’s argument or strengthen the position of those advocating accommodation with a ‘preeminent’ China?
South Korea’s geopolitics: Challenges and strategic choices
It will not be easy for the Yoon government to totally ignore the geopolitical and geoeconomic threats coming from China.
North Korea’s nuclear weapons have not been a ‘game changer’
Pyongyang is a regional irritant and international outlaw government, but it hasn’t become more aggressive since becoming a de facto nuclear weapons state.
Out of balance: Central Asia enters the post-Western era
Russian and Chinese-led regional security organisations are providing the bulk of governance and order in the absence of the US and its allies.
The sources and prospects of U.S.-China security competition
Mutual restraint will be necessary to prevent a continued spiral of tension and increased risk of war.