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Book review 2018

Suicide of the West versus National Awakening

Quadrant

Article 2018

The Liberal Mind and its Oppression Quotient

Quadrant (July-August 2018)

It is by no means inexplicable that classic liberalism, which pioneered the idea of the free individual, should by a process of rational critique mutate into an ideology that inhibits free expression if it undermines ‘progress’, peace, harmony and the mitigation of suffering and self-pity.

Article 2018

Spring in the East?

Policy Exchange

The Western media greeted the unexpected defeat of Malaysia’s governing coalition in the general election held last week with a mixture of surprise and delight. The opposition multi-party ‘alliance of hope’ (Pakatan Harapan) had democratically triumphed over seemingly insuperable odds. Not surprisingly, western commentators hailed the political upset as a welcome triumph for democracy and a lesson to autocrats everywhere. The Guardian declared it ‘a game changer in South East Asia where democracy’s claims have long been resisted’. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, Fraser Nelson considered the outcome ‘a kind of Malaysian spring’. But is it?

Article 2018

Commonwealth Summit – A new opportunity for an old institution?

Policy Exchange

Not many people know that April 19 is Commonwealth Day. There is no public holiday, and the country will go about its business much as usual. This year, however, might be different. Fifty three Commonwealth Heads of Government (CHOGM) meet in London this week for their biennial conference to address their ‘common future’ and ‘build a better’ one. The endlessly optimistic Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson considers it ‘a huge opportunity for a global Britain’. In an age of  mounting uncertainty and amidst the  strains and stresses of Brexit, the Commonwealth offers perhaps an  interesting and neglected resource.

Article 2018

Utopian Ambitions Meet Big Data

Quadrant

Social media deliberately exploits human psychology, not least with its parade of endless distractions. As well as making us stupid and inattentive, political democracy also is undermined via the mining of big data, as the ongoing revelations of Facebook’s privacy violations attest.

Article 2018

Between Declarations and Dreams – China, US Foreign Policy and Southeast Asia

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies)

Report 2017

UK Strategy in Asia: Some Starting Principles

Policy Exchange

Co-Author: John Bew

John Bew

The Prime Minister’s visit to Japan offers a useful starting point for a new discussion on what the UK’s strategy in Asia should be. That it coincided with North Korea’s latest missile launch was a graphic illustration of how trade and security are umbilically connected in the Asia Pacific – and a curtain raiser on the type of dilemmas that the UK is likely to face as it develops its Asia policy. Read the summary here.

Article 2017

Iconoclasm and Strategic Thought: Islamic State and Cultural Heritage in Iraq and Syria

International Affairs, Chatham House (vol. 95, issue 5, pp. 1205-1231)

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith, Matthew Clapperton

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith, Matthew Clapperton

This article analyses the way in which the group calling itself the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Islamic State) manages cultural heritage sites under its control. By drawing on three different cases—Palmyra; Sufi, Shi’a and Sunni heritage sites; and Mosul—it examines the way in which the logic of Islamic State’s iconoclasm might also be considered a strategy. To be considered strategic the contention is that three factors need to prevail: the degradation and delegitimization of the existing societal fabric, the removal of all reference to the previous society, and an attempt to reconstruct society in keeping with a new ideological vision. When these three factors are present and interconnected then iconoclasm as a strategy can be said to be manifest. In the case of Islamic State, this article also seeks to illustrate that its actions may broadly be categorized as either pragmatic or dogmatic, thus creating an inconsistent dichotomy within Islamic State’s rhetoric. The article frames such a dichotomy within the context of a strategic narrative both in order to be able to connect pragmatic Islamic State policy to action and to show that when rigid doctrine clashes with the exceptionality of war an irresolvable paradox is created.

Article 2017

Jihadism and the death cult

The Spectator

Islamists are making the most of our cultural and political weaknesses.

Article 2017

Apocalypse Soon

The World Today

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith

David Martin Jones and MLR Smith analyse Trump’s thinking on North Korea.

Article 2017

Was Donald Trump bluffing about sending a navy strike group to North Korea?

The Telegraph

Article 2017

Donald Trump and the New Jacksonians

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies)

Co-Author: Nicholas Khoo

Nicholas Khoo

Article 2017

Killing history

The Spectator

In February, the Dean of Bristol Cathedral, the very reverend David Hoyle, announced his ‘openness’ to removing the Cathedral’s largest stain glassed window because of its links to the prominent seventeenth century Bristol slave trader and deputy governor of the Africa Company, Edward Colston. The Bristol campaign against the Colston legacy is the latest instalment in an Anglospheric movement to remove the stigma of the slave trade, colonialism and racism from statues and buildings on campuses and in public spaces.

Article 2017

The Closing of the Common-Law Mind

Quadrant

Illiberal and hypocritical — those few words capture the contortions of British judges who have ruled that the voices and votes of Brexit supporters need parliamentary endorsement. Consider the contradiction: those who would bow to Brussels also insist their own lawmakers are paramount.

Article 2016

The Art of the Politically Possible

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies)

Britain, like Australia, needs a foreign policy geared to its long-term interests in a rapidly changing world no longer en route to a liberal democratic end of history. This has become an urgent task in the wake of the June 23 vote to leave the European Union.  As new Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has come to recognise, policy must not only consider the economic dimension of Brexit, but also how economics and geopolitics are linked in an interconnected but by no means integrated world.

Article 2016

Donald Trump’s comments on Taiwan are crystal clear: he wants to align the USA with Russia against China

The Telegraph

Article 2016

South Korea’s political crisis will be ripe opportunity for Pyongyang and Beijing

The Telegraph

Article 2016

Death of King Bhumibol Adulayadej has profound implications for Thailand’s political and economic stability

The Telegraph

Article 2016

The Illiberal Left and Political Islam

Quadrant

Article 2016

Mad and bad

The Spectator

On a warm summer night in London’s Russell Square a young, Muslim migrant randomly stabs members of the public. He kills an American tourist and injures others. Responding to the incident, the Metropolitan police could not initially decide whether the assailant was mentally disturbed or a terrorist. How has the apparent confusion between terrorism, violence and madness arisen?

Article 2016

The Rise of Sectarianism and Single-Party Rule in Malaysia

Middle East Institute

Part of the Middle East Institute’s essay series on ‘Jihadi Recruitment and Return: Asian Threat and Response’.

The apparent reemergence of jihadist activity in Malaysia is disturbing and, perhaps, surprising for a country otherwise noted for its longstanding political stability, recent economic progress, and bright prospects. Yet, as this essay demonstrates, beneath the surface is a tangle of festering problems that have contributed to the progressive alienation of elements within Malaysian society and rendered them susceptible to the appeal of transnational jihadist influences. The rise of Islamist radicalism is one of the more visible and worrisome signs of the erosion of the authority of Malaysia’s long-standing ruling party, the United Malay National Organization (UMNO) .

Book review 2016

It’s Not ‘Them’, It’s ‘Us’ (Continued)

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies) (vol. 32, no. 2)

Review of Caroline Fourest’s book, In Praise of Blasphemy: Why Charlie Hebdo Is Not ‘Islamophobic’.

Article 2016

Is Vladimir Putin orchestrating Russian football hooligans to push Britain out of the EU?

The Telegraph

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith

Article 2016

Brexit and the myth of European security: Would the UK leaving the EU really undermine Western safety?

The Telegraph

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith

Book review 2016

It’s Not ‘Them, It’s ‘Us’

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies)

A review of Michel Houellebecq’s book, Submission.

Article 2016

The Novel Response to Jihad

Quadrant

Preserving and defending what the West has built requires a sense of purpose and shared public morality. Sadly, of the literary fictions inspired by and following the 9/11 attacks, none goes beyond an agnostic predilection to equivocate.

Article 2016

The curious case of Mr Assange

The Spectator

Or ‘How Human Rights have become Legal Wrongs’

Article 2016

Terror stalks the Academy: why does the study of terrorism often deny religious motivation?

The Telegraph

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith

Article 2015

Zealots and Fanatics, Not Radicals

Quadrant

Islamic State and its media units release over 90,000 social media posts per day. That’s nearly 33 million posts a year. As the head of MI5 stated, social media is the command and control network of radical Islamism. The appeal of social media is evident. There are no gatekeepers. Messages posted from one remote or hidden location are immediately transmitted to the hip pocket of anyone with a SmartPhone.

Article 2015

Islamic State isn’t really radical at all

The Weekend Australian (Inquirer), Sydney

Article 2015

Return to reason: reviving political realism in western foreign policy

International Affairs, Chatham House, London (September 2015)

Co-author: M. L. R. Smith

Geopolitics runs as a theme through several of the articles in the September issue of International Affairs. In the lead article, David Martin Jones and M. L. R. Smith argue that modern western diplomacy needs to revisit early political thinkers’ rationalist understanding of statecraft if security threats – such as that posed by ISIS – are be countered more effectively.

Article 2015

Singapore singalong

The Spectator (12 September 2015)

A state sponsored musical pays homage to Lee Kuan Yew

Article 2015

The Rise of Dark Americana: Depicting the “War on Terror” On-Screen

Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, Routledge, Washington (39:1–21, 2015)

Co-author: M. L. R. Smith

Article 2015

Rumble in the jungle

The Spectator (1 August 2015)

The West remains unfazed by Malaysia’s deepening political corruption scandals

Article 2015

Weak states’ regionalism: ASEAN and the limits of security cooperation in Pacific Asia

International Relations of the Asia-Pacific , Oxford University Press (2015)

Co-author: Nicole Jenne

Book 2015

The Political Impossibility of Modern Counterinsurgency

Columbia University Press, New York

Co-author: M. L. R. Smith

The counterinsurgency (COIN) paradigm dominates military and political conduct in contemporary Western strategic thought. It assumes future wars will unfold as “low intensity” conflicts within rather than between states, requiring specialized military training and techniques. COIN is understood as a logical, effective, and democratically palatable method for confronting insurgency–a discrete set of practices that, through the actions of knowledgeable soldiers and under the guidance of an expert elite, creates lasting results.

“Concise, impeccably well structured and penetrating, this book provides the most insightful analysis yet of the theoretical underpinnings of insurgency warfare, and what this means for contemporary armed conflict.”

— Huw Bennett, Aberystwyth University

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Article 2015

Anzac Day terror plot haunted by the ghosts of Gallipoli

The Weekend Australian (Inquirer) (25-26 April 2015)

Historical symbolism is a potent weapon in the propaganda arsenal of Islamic State’s tacticians.

Article 2014

Abbott’s ‘Goldilocks’ balancing act

The Spectator (22 November 2014)

Following the G20, Australia finds itself in an unique and desirable position with the world’s two superpowers.

Book 2014

Sacred Violence: Political Religion in a Secular Age

Palgrave MacMillan

Co-author: M. L. R. Smith

Sacred Violence examines the place that ideology or political religion plays in legitimizing violence to achieve a condition of worldly perfection. In particular, the book focuses upon Islamism as a post modern political religion that considers violence both necessary and purificatory. It also examines the western democratic states’ response to the threat political religion poses to its secular politics. As Jones and Smith show, the western state response consistently misunderstands and misreads the nature of the appeal of political religion and the leaderless form of resistance it legitimates, which has consequences for its internal and external policy responses.

This book offers a unique insight on terrorism, a perspective that is much needed in contemporary internal relations and policy debates. Given the shift from state-based to non-state-based violence and warfare in the post-Cold War era, it provides a timely rethink of the links between ideology, violence and strategic theory which will be of great benefit to the foreign policy and defence communities as well as IR scholarship more broadly.

A devastating exposé of how progressive Utopian ideologies have turned international critical theory into a source of legitimacy for enemies of Western values and – in particular – violent Islam.

— Ruth Dudley Edwards. Journalist, UK

This is an erudite, incisive and combative book. The two authors take on the Big Question of how best to understand the origins of religiously justified terror as basis for effective response. They believe that that this is widely and systematically misunderstood. Their argument indicts a pernicious thicket of intertwined errors: the euphemisms of mainstream political discourse, the compulsive utopian anti-occidentalism of ‘critical scholarship ‘, the evasions of Islamist apologists, and even the cultural despair of post 9/11 Anglophone novelists […] Sacred Violence is deliberately provocative. The responses of those who will most dislike it should be instructive.

— Paul Schulte, Honorary Professor, Institute for Conflict, Cooperation and Security, Birmingham University, UK,and Non-Resident Senior Associate of the Nuclear Policy Programme of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Article 2014

David Cameron’s ‘Cool Britannia 2’ – be there and be square

The Conversation

In the gardens of No 10 Downing Street today, UK-time, Prime Minister David Cameron will host a reception to celebrate “the best of Britain’s creative industries”. Tory celebrities such as Sir Michael Caine and Simon Cowell appear on the guest list, together with less-than-A-list musos such as Eliza Doolittle and luvvies such as Dame Helen Mirren, Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch.

The fact that Cumberbatch described Cameron as “fat-faced and flatulent” indicates that the party organiser, Gabby Bertin, might have struggled to get the notoriously Labour-leaning Brit celebs to attend the party. What political message is Cameron trying to communicate?

Article 2014

Managing the China Dream: Communist Party Politics after the Tiananmen Incident

Australian Journal of Political Science (49, 1)

Article 2014

Indonesia should grow up

The Spectator

The country’s ability to conduct itself as a mature regional power is increasingly in doubt.

Article 2013

No apology

The Spectator

On Indonesia, Tony Abbott is right to ignore the self-loathing Asia-first elite.

Article 2013

The Conservative Mind of Kenneth Minogue

Quadrant (1 September 2013)

Ken Minogue died in the Galapagos Islands in June, very much as he lived, engaged with ideas and in conversation down to his last breath. Approaching his eighty-third year, despite a heart problem he had in the course of 2012 and 2013 visited Australia, attended several Liberty Fund conferences in the USA, Europe and Turkey, before heading to the Galapagos to preside over what was to be his last conference with the Mont Pelerin Society.

Article 2013

A political melodrama

The Spectator

We really do need to talk about Kevin [Rudd]

Book 2013

Asian Security and the Rise of China: International Relations in an Age of Volatility

Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham, UK

Co-authors: M. L. R. Smith, Nicholas Khoo

East Asia is without question a region of huge economic, political and security significance. Asian Security and the Rise of China offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of the international politics of the Asia-Pacific since the end of the Cold War, seeking to address the overarching question of how we can most convincingly explain the central dynamics of Asia’s international relations. Via a realist perspective on the dynamics and frictions associated with accommodating the rise of powerful states, this timely book addresses the core issue in contemporary Asian politics: the rise of China.

This thoroughly researched and clearly written book considers a variety of theoretical and methodological approaches to understanding the impact and implications of China’s rise, with separate chapters considering the very different dynamics of Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia. . . In all, they provide valuable information and ample food for thought for students and practitioners at all levels. Highly recommended.

— M.F. Farrell, Choice

This book undertakes a sophisticated analysis of considerable nuance. The careful discussion, which makes use of multiple international relations theoretical positions, does not confuse but rather provides a thoughtful, well-balanced approach, missing in some of the more excitable “rising China” publications. . . the book offers many important insights for policymakers, academics and those deeply concerned with understanding the East Asian region.

— Peter Layton, RUSI Journal
Conference Paper / Speech 2013

Democracy China Style

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, University of Shenzhen

Article 2013

A New Malaysia

The Spectator

Will Canberra support this emerging democracy?

Article 2012

Orwell’s Daughters

The Spectator

Feminist doublethink is a sign of Labor’s rank hypocrisy.

Conference Paper / Speech 2012

Counterinsurgency reassessed

Strauss Center, University of Texas

Article 2012

Democratic malaise

The Spectator

It’s time to address our relationship with Malaysia

Conference Paper / Speech 2012

Symposium Ian Hunter and Critical Theory in Australia

CHED, University of Queensland

Article 2012

Memo from Machiavelli

The Spectator

The father of political science would see through Gillard and Rudd in an instant

Chapter 2012

International Terrorism entry in the Encyclopedia of Global Studies

SAGE Publications

Editor: M. Juergensmeyer

Article 2011

Aphorism and the Counsel of Prudence in Early Modern Statecraft: The Curious Case of Justus Lipsius

Parergon

Conference Paper / Speech 2011

The Limits of COIN

Heads of Army Conference, Canberra

Article 2010

Misreading Menzies and Whitlam: reassessing the ideological construction of Australian foreign policy

The Round Table (vol. 89, issue 335)

Co-Author: Mike Lawrence Smith

Conventional understandings of Australian foreign policy hold that a decisive break with the past in external relations occurred only after 1972 and the arrival of Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister. Whitlam, it is claimed, began the process of severing out-dated imperial attachments to Britain, thus setting Australia on an independent course in world affairs based on a more mature assessment of the national interest that defined Australia as part of a wider Asia region. In contrast, the period between 1949 and 1972—an era dominated by the premiership of Sir Robert Menzies—is seen as a time of docile subservience to great power protectors, which sustained a conservative and reactionary monoculture at home while alienating Australia’s Asian neighbours abroad. This study contends that this understanding of the beginning of the ‘modern’ era in Australian foreign policy does not accord with the historical evidence. It is, instead, an image that has been ideologically constructed to legitimize Whitlam’s self-proclaimed revolution in foreign affairs and to validate the abortive attempt to integrate Australia into Asia during the 1980s and 1990s. The ruling foreign policy orthodoxy, however, is one that is widely accepted, and little questioned, in Australian academic and journalistic circles. Yet it rests on a profound, and often intentional, misreading of Australian foreign policy during the Menzies era. In effect, the pillars that have supported Australian foreign policy for over two decades since 1972 are myths manufactured in hindsight.

Article 2010

Political Stability in Southeast Asia: Democracy Doubts

The World Today (vol. 66, no. 7)

The rise of China and the international financial crisis could be reducing interest in democracy as a solution to Southeast Asia’s problems of political stability. Divisions still run deep in Thailand despite the violent dispersal of the latest protests. There are democracy doubts too in the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia, Singaporean leaders have never been believers.

Article 2010

Old South Wales socialism made Gillard who she is

The Spectator

The cultural influence of her birthplace pervades the PM’s political outlook and personal style

Conference Paper / Speech 2009

Asia and the Global Financial Crisis, Keynote Address, Third International Conference on South East Asian Regionalism

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Article 2009

Counter-Insurgency Politics: Going Global

The World Today (vol. 65, no. 10)

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith

What motivates Islamic extremism? There can be few more significant questions since the answer helps shape security policy. But the lack of agreement on the key factors weakens domestic and international responses to violent threats.

Conference Paper / Speech 2009

Prisons and Home Grown Radicalization

Australian Correctional Services Conferences IIR, Sydney

Conference Paper / Speech 2008

Milton and Regicide

CHED, University of Queensland

Article 2008

ASEAN, Regional Integration, and State Sovereignty

International Security (vol. 33, no. 2, Fall 2008)

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith, Hiro Katsumata

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith, Hiro Katsumata

Correspondence to the Editors, and a reply from the Authors.

Article 2008

Malaysia’s difficult election

Australian Financial Review (10 April 2008)

Article 2007

Al Qaeda’s Little Helpers

The Weekend Australian (Inquirer) (17 December 2007)

Conference Paper / Speech 2007

Southeast Asian thinking on regionalism, at the Second Conference on Southeast Asian Regionalism

University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Monograph 2007

Beyond Belief: Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism

Australian Strategic Policy Institute, Canberra

Article 2007

Homegrown terrorism

Australian Financial Review (September 2007)

Article 2007

Making Process, Not Progress: ASEAN and the Evolving East Asian Regional Order

International Security (vol. 32, no.1, Summer 2007)

Co-Author: M. L. R. Smith

Since the Asian financial crisis of 1998, regional scholars and diplomats have maintained that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) represents an evolving economic and security community. In addition, many contend that what is known as the ASEAN process not only has transformed Southeast Asia’s international relations, but has started to build a shared East Asian regional identity ASEAN’s deeper integration into a security, economic, and political community, as well as its extension into the ASEAN Plus Three processes that were begun after the 1997 financial crisis, offers a test case of the dominant assumptions in both ASEAN scholarship and liberal and idealist accounts of international relations theory. Three case studies of ASEAN operating as an economic and security community demonstrate, however, that the norms and practices that ASEAN promotes, rather than creating an integrated community, can only sustain a pattern of limited intergovernmental and bu- reaucratically rigid interaction.

Conference Paper / Speech 2007

Le Pouvoir de Reseaux Informelles (Seminar)

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Criminal Threats, University of Paris, Paris

Article 2007

Blair’s Cool Britannia

Australian Financial Review (March 2007)

Conference Paper / Speech 2007

Myth and Identity in Australian Foreign Policy

Menzies Centre, London

Conference Paper / Speech 2007

Jemaah Islamiyah’s Informal network in Southeast Asia

Wilton Park NATO / King’s Conference on the Power of Informal Networks

Article 2007

Literature and Terror

Australian Literary Review (7 February 2007)

Article 2007

Asean Way Suits China

Australian Financial Review (3 January 2007)

Conference Paper / Speech 2006

History Restarted

Tasmanian Political Science Symposium, Tasmania

Article 2006

The Commentariat and the War on Terror (Review Section)

Australian Financial Review (22 September 2006)

Article 2006

Land of Coups and Smiles

Australian Financial Review (20 September 2006)

Article 2006

Academe’s War on Terror

The Australian (13 September 2006)

Article 2006

Bin Ladenism in the Burbs

Australian Financial Review (21 August 2006)

Conference Paper / Speech 2006

Liberty and Multiculturalism

Liberty Fund Colloqium, Wareham, Dorset (UK)

Article 2006

So Many Friends – Australia’s Regional Policy (The Weekend Essay)

Australian Financial Review (1 April 2006)

Article 2006

Not Much Charm in ASEAN Way to Regionalism

Australian Financial Review (3 January 2006)

Conference Paper / Speech 2005

Habermas, German Neuroses and Global Citizenship, at the conference on European Identity and the European Union

Melbourne University Centre for European Research

Working Paper 2005

Between Two Worlds: Australian Foreign Policy Responses to New and Old Security Dilemmas

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies)

Article 2005

London Bombings

Australian Financial Review (14 July 2005)

Article 2005

Peace Through Conversation

The National Interest (no. 79)

Article 2005

Howard aligns East and West

Australian Financial Review (24 February 2005)

Article 2004

Australia and Asean

Australian Financial Review (The Weekend Essay)

Book review 2004

Defining a British State Treason and National Identity 1608-1820 (Lisa Steffen)

Journal of Modern History (76,4 December 2004)

Article 2004

Attack underscores reality

Australian Financial Review

Conference Paper / Speech 2004

Landscape and Amnesia: Welsh exiles and their adjustment to Van Diemen’s land, at Projecting Australia

British Australian Studies Association Conference, Cardiff (Wales)

Conference Paper / Speech 2004

The Year of Electing Dangerously

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies), Coolum Grand Hyatt

Article 2004

Singapore’s Illiberal Model

Malaysiakini

Article 2004

Contradictions at Core of Five Star Hotel State

Australian Financial Review

Conference Paper / Speech 2004

Political Change in Singapore (Keynote Speech at Singapore Workshop)

Monash Asia Institute, Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 2004

The problem of ASEAN after the financial crisis of 1997

Monash Asia Institute

Article 2004

Asean’s Illusions in the post 9/11 World

Australian Financial Review

Article 2004

A Bombshell for Democracy

Australian Financial Review

Article 2004

How Spying Puts us in a Spin

Australian Financial Review

Article 2003

The Right Balance

The Australian

Article 2003

After Bali Australian Foreign and Security Policy

Australian Financial Review ((weekend essay))

Conference Paper / Speech 2003

The Australian Insecurity Environment (Invited Speaker at Land Forces, Ways in War, Future Coalition Operations)

Chief of Army’s Conference, Canberra

Article 2003

Al Qaeda’s Southeast Asian Franchise

Australian Political Science Association Conference, Hobart

I also convened the Political Theory stream and organised a special panel on International Terrorism.

Article 2003

Al-Qaeda Franchise far from undermined

Australian Financial Review

Article 2003

Regional Illusion and Its Aftermath

Consilium (Centre for Independent Studies)

Events since 1997 have exposed the engagement orthodoxy as wishful thinking. Under its influence, Australian foreign policy came to depict ‘Asia’ as an all-or-nothing project. The Howard government has broken with this orthodoxy to pursue a more pragmatic, realistic and balanced policy toward the diverse states that comprise what Gareth Evans once termed ‘the East Asian hemisphere’. Predictably, this shift has caused dismay and apprehension in some media, academic and official circles.

Article 2003

Preemption is here to stay

Australian Financial Review

Book review 2003

East Timor: Development Challenges for the World’s Newest Nation (Hal Hill and Joao M. Saldanha eds)

Australian Journal of Political Science (38, 2 2003)

Article 2003

Optimists of a New World Order get it wrong

Australian Financial Review

Article 2003

Law and the War in Iraq

Australian Financial Review

Book review 2003

New Sources and Opportunities for Research into the History of Contemporary China (Fernando Orlandi)

Cold War History (3,2 January 2003)

Book review 2003

Reconfiguring East Asia (Mark Beeson ed)

Australian Journal of Political Science (38,1 2003)

Conference Paper / Speech 2002

The rise of Islamist terror networks in Southeast Asia

Centre for the Study of Contemporary Criminal Threats, University of Paris, Paris

Conference Paper / Speech 2002

Australian Security and the Bali Bomb

Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, London

Article 2002

The Strange Death of the ASEAN Way

Australian Financial Review

Working Paper 2002

China and Political Science: The Curious Adventure of an Unique Developmental Path (Working Papers No 93)

East Asian Institute

Article 2001

Old Attitudes Dying Hard in Asia

Australian Financial Review

Article 2000

Labor and the Myth of Regionalism

Australian Financial Review

Book review 2000

The Sovereignty of Parliament History and Philosophy (J Goldsworthy)

Australian Journal of Political Science (35,3 Summer 2000)

Conference Paper / Speech 2000

The Image of China in Early Twentieth Century Western Social and Political Thought

East Asia Institute, National University of Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 2000

ASEAN and the Impact of Globalization

Ford Foundation Programme, Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 1999

Identity and Exile: Zephaniah Williams and the Welsh Diaspora

Tasmanian Historical Research Association, Hobart

Conference Paper / Speech 1999

Globalization, Nationalism and the Modernization of the United Kingdom, Workshop on Globalization and Nationalism

Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 1999

Rapporteur, Conference on Disarmament in the Asia Region, The Kathmandu Process

United Nations, Kathmandu, Nepal

Conference Paper / Speech 1999

The Political Implications of the Asian Meltdown (seminar)

Cardiff Business School

Conference Paper / Speech 1998

Regionalism, Globalisation and some Myths of the Meltdown (seminar)

Centre for Defence Studies and Council for Arms Control, Kings College London

with: Simon Long (of The Economist)

Conference Paper / Speech 1998

Can Tigers Change their Stripes? (Brown Bag Lunch)

Centre for Defence Studies, Kings College London

Book review 1997

Strategic Pragmatism (E. Schein)

Journal of Asian Studies (56, 2 April 1997)

Book review 1996

The Political Economy of Social Control in Singapore. (C. Tremewan)

Journal of Asian Studies (55, 4 November 1996)

Book review 1996

New Approaches to Welfare Theory (ed. G. Grover and P. Kerans)

Asian Journal of Political Science (4, 2 1996)

Book review 1996

The State, Identity and the National Question in China and Japan (G.A. Hoston)

Asian Journal of Political Science (4, 1 1996)

Conference Paper / Speech 1995

Democratization and the New Asian Middle Class

ASEAN Inter University Seminar on Social Development, Cebu, Philippines

Conference Paper / Speech 1995

Orientalism and les Faux Sages d’Orient

Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 1994

Post Modernity and Political Science, Workshop on Post Modernism

Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore

Book review 1994

Brother Number One: A Political Biography of Pol Pot (David P. Chandler)

Asian Journal of Political Science (2, 1 1994)

Chapter 1994

Education Without Redemption in O Sujeto da Educacao: Oticas Foucaultianas (The Subject of Education: Foucauldian Perspectives)

Artes Medices, Porto Alegre, Brazil

editor: T. da Silva

Conference Paper / Speech 1993

Liberalism, Democracy and Identity

Freidrich Naumann Stiftung forum on Liberalism and Democracy in an Ecological Era, Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 1993

The Politics of Identity in the Post-modern Asian Polis

International Conference on Architecture and Post Modernism, Singapore

Book review 1993

Democracy and Capitalism: Asian and American perspectives (R. Bartley, H.C. Chan, S. Huntington and S. Ogata)

Asian Journal of Political Science (1, 2 1993)

Working Paper 1993

Faux Sages d’Orient: The Curious Case of China in European Political Thought (Working Paper Series No. 7)

Department of Political Science, National University of Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 1992

The Idea of Law and Virtue in East Asian Political Thought

International Conference on Law and the Social Sciences, Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 1991

Discussant at a workshop on Reconceptualizing the State, Civil Society and Citizenship in South East Asia

Institute of South East Asian Studies, Singapore

Conference Paper / Speech 1991

The View from the Margin: the Immigrant and the Modern State

International Conference on Migration, Singapore

Article 1990

Liberalism and Corporatism: Whither Singapore?

The Straits Times

Article 1988

Educating an Awol Generation

Sunday Times, London (pp. E4-5)

Thesis 1984

Authority and Allegiance in Seventeenth Century England: the political significance of oaths and engagements

London School of Economics University of London