The balance of peace in a highly volatile region lies in an unstable, nuclear armed nation. Despite this, co-operation between regional governments remains significantly fragmented. So, the question remains – is a NATO-style collective defence bloc against North Korea within the Asia Pacific possible? Can a successful containment policy be implemented without alienating surrounding regional neighbours? Continue reading Is it Time for a Collective Defence Bloc in Asia?
Japan’s foreign policy in the post-world war two era is renowned for their strong focus on pacifism and non-aggression. This can be directly attributed to anti-war sentiments that arose after Japan’s defeat in the war, and also due to their own post-war constitution which came into effect in 1947; born out of a joint effort by both the Japanese government and the Allied forces during … Continue reading Japan: What’s Next for Article 9?
‘It is clear that any possible antagonistic action from North Korea should be contained as much as possible, to ensure peace and stability within the Asia-Pacific region and ultimately throughout the world.’ Continue reading In Defence of Peace: Should THAAD be Deployed for South Korea?
North Korea has once again entered the international spotlight with its recent distressing military threats against the free world. Continue reading The North Korean Threat: In Defence of a Strong National Defence
Over the years, Australia has become more and more engaged in international affairs as its global standing steadily expands. Continue reading Australia and the United States: A Common Kinship
“We maintain the peace through our strength; weakness only invites aggression” – Ronald Reagan. Continue reading Peace Through Strength