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Does the current ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ of power by the United States towards the Pacific region represent an opportunity or a risk for Australia?
3 years ago

Does the current ‘pivot’ or ‘rebalancing’ of power by the United States towards the Pacific region represent an opportunity or a risk for Australia?

The United States and their pivot to the Asia Pacific region has produced both opportunities and trepidation for Australia. In 2011, then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that …
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Why Bother with Theory?
4 years ago

Why Bother with Theory?

Theory is important for a multitude of reasons, not least because it allows us to discern and anticipate state behaviour in the international system. Engaging theory allows us to understand …
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Which International Relations theorie(s) best explain the rise of China in the international system?
4 years ago

Which International Relations theorie(s) best explain the rise of China in the international system?

The rise of China in the international system is best explained through the international relations paradigms of: Liberalism, Neoliberal Institutionalism and Constructivism. China’s evolution has been characterised by its economic …
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Keeping it Real in America [Part 2]
4 years ago

Keeping it Real in America [Part 2]

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has been dictated not by the pragmatism of Realism, but rather, it has …
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