Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 01:29 | SYDNEY
Sunday 22 Jul 2018 | 01:29 | SYDNEY

Asian security linkage


Raoul Heinrichs

11 November 2010 13:55

  • Ding Gang, from China's Global Times, takes issue with a piece by my colleague John Lee about regional reactions to China's rise. Read both and decide for yourself.
  • Despite growing concerns about China's role in the Indian Ocean, its actual strategic presence remains quite limited. The American Enterprise Institute hosted an event in Washington recently, featuring the Lowy Institute’s own Andrew Shearer, looking at how the US and its allies could keep it that way.
  • Over at Pnyx, a new international security blog, ASPI's Simon Smith looks at the political risks for the Chinese Communist Party of popular anti–Japanese sentiment.
  • Territorial disputes are all the rage this season, and Russia, never one to be left out of the action, has capitalised on the crisis in Sino–Japanese relations by giving Japan another territorial headache. Richard Weitz has a good analysis in the Diplomat.
  • Selig Harrison, from the Woodrow Wilson Center, has an interesting piece on the dilemmas of de–hyphenation in US policy toward Pakistan and India.
  • And finally, in the latest edition of Foreign Affairs, 16 of the world's most prominent thinkers recommend and review books they think shed light on the world ahead. If I had to choose a book that reveals something about Asia's security future, apart from the obvious choice of course, it would probably be this — it was quoted to me recently by an officer at a Chinese military academy in Beijing.