The Strategist

Sanctions and Boycotts Gain Currency in Washington and Beijing

[By David Uren] Last week, while China was tightening its coercive campaign against Australian industry, the Chinese ambas...

Chinese Test Shows Potential for Ballistic Missiles on Merchant Ships

[By Malcolm Davis and Charlie Lyons Jones] On September 15, China successfully launched the Long March-11 solid...

Op-Ed: Why Russia Wants Stability in the Arctic

Russian polar strategy specialist Elizabeth Buchanan has urged lawmakers in the United States to reconsider key assumptions a...

China Expands its Island-Building Strategy Into the Mid-Pacific

[By Steve Raaymakers] The world knows the Republic of Kiribati as a very low-lying nation in the mid-Pacific that is in danger...

Offshore Gas Deposits Rekindle Old Contest Between Turkey and Greece

[By Amin Saikal] COVID-19 has not deterred regional actors and major powers from maintaining, and in some cases enhancing, thei...

Report: How China Uses Trade as a Lever for Coercive Diplomacy

[By Fergus Hanson, Emilia Currey and Tracy Beattie] Norwegian salmon, South Korean celebrities, Canadian pork an...

The New Technologies That Could Make It Harder for Submarines to Hide

[By Sebastian Brixey-Williams] Anti-submarine warfare (ASW) has always been a game of hide and seek, with adversarial stat...

China Considers Joining TPP Free Trade Deal Without U.S.

[By David Uren] China is expressing an interest in joining the updated Trans-Pacific Partnership free-trade agreement, which wa...

Could the India–China Border Conflict Lead to a Naval War?

The recent developments in Ladakh on the disputed border between India and China were shocking and tragic. The clash in Galwan Val...

Persian Gulf Could be a New Front in US-China Competition

[By Amin Saikal] As the rivalry between the United States and China spirals into a new cold war, it carries the potential to wi...

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