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Nick Bisley

Nick Bisley

Executive Director of La Trobe Asia and Professor of International Relations, La Trobe University

Professor Nick Bisley is Executive Director of La Trobe Asia at La Trobe University. Prior to this appointment Nick was head of the Department of Politics, Philosophy and Legal Studies at La Trobe. His research and teaching expertise is in the international relations of the Asia-Pacific, globalisation and the diplomacy of great powers. Nick is the author of many works on international relations, including Great Powers in the Changing International Order (Lynne Rienner, 2012) and Issues in 21st Century World Politics 2e (Palgrave, 2013), co-edited with Mark Beeson. He is the Editor in Chief of the Australian Journal of International Affairs and has held visiting appointments at the East-West Center, Washington DC and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

US-China relations were already heated. Then coronavirus threw fuel on the flames

May 14, 2020 10:46 am UTC|

Even before the COVID-19 crisis upended the world, US-China relations had entered a particularly mistrustful and combative period. While the mutual antagonism predated the Trump administration Chinese President Xi...

The risks of a new Cold War between the US and China are real: here's why

Sep 27, 2018 15:56 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Donald Trump is making good on his trade war rhetoric with China, announcing tariffs on a further US$200 billion worth of goods from the PRC. As China promises retaliation, the warmth of the Mar-a-Lago summit of April 2017...

Asia is set for a difficult year in 2018 – much of it centred around China

Jan 29, 2018 07:49 am UTC| Insights & Views Economy

In 2017 we finally realised that the four decades of geopolitical stability enjoyed by Asian countries and societies had come to an end. In 2018, the major patterns that will come to dominate the region will become...

China's ambition burns bright - with Xi Jinping firmly in charge

Oct 25, 2017 07:45 am UTC| Insights & Views Politics

The most important political event of 2017, the 19th Chinese Communist Party Congress, has concluded. And while there was much to digest, one image above all stands out: Xi Jinpings political dominance and his burning...

Global Geopolitics Series

Asia’s dangerous new geopolitics

Jul 12, 2017 18:55 pm UTC| Insights & Views

The first week of July is not normally one that brings great events in world politics. Around that time, the northern hemisphere normally shifts into summer holiday mode. Recently, this has become less true. Coups in...

Twenty years after the handover, Hong Kong proves itself a headache for China

Jun 21, 2017 15:53 pm UTC| Insights & Views

Hong Kong had suffered more than a century of vicissitudes. So declared Jiang Zemin on July 1, 1997, at the return of the colony to the motherland. Twenty years on from the handover of the British Crown colony, the people...

Global Geopolitics Series

Shinzo Abe pushes ahead on Constitutional reform amid heated debate within Japan

May 21, 2017 13:42 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

On May 1, the largest vessel in the Japanese Maritime Self Defence fleet, the vast helicopter carrier Izumo sailed out of Yokosuka. Its mission was to escort the US naval contingent that was deployed off the Korean...

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Economy

Canceled bookings cost hosts to lose thousands of dollars a month

A number of Airbnb hosts in the United States are planning to sell their properties as well as the furnishings they bought to adorn their homes due to the financial fallout from the pandemic. Canceled bookings cost...

Imports of Japanese beer fell 89 percent to $630,000, while Japanese vehicles dropped 59 percent to $62 million

South Korea imported US$249 million worth of Japanese consumer goods in April, down 37 percent from last year, mainly due to backlash from Korean consumers against Japans export restrictions. Imports of Japanese beer...

The country's economy already struggled before it had to deal with the outbreak.

Indias economy would plummet for the fiscal year of 2020-2021 despite a rebound in activity in the coming months, says the head of Indias central bank Shaktikanta Das. He gave his projection while announcing a slew of...

However, overall exports dipped 1.4 percent in the first quarter.

South Koreas exports of eight new-industry goods in the first-quarter jumped 17 percent from the previous year to $21 billion despite a drop in overall exports. The goods include aviation products and drones, biohealth...

The rise in inequality is attributed to the shrinking wages of low-income households, and a cut down in temporary positions

The income disparity between the top 20 percent and bottom 20 percent of households widened with many of the countrys low-paying jobs being slashed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The average monthly income of households...

Politics

Donald Trump says ‘states should open up ASAP’ even as coronavirus death toll reaches more than 100,000

The United States is the hardest-hit country in the current coronavirus pandemic with over 1.7 million confirmed COVID-19 infections and more than ten thousand new infections recorded daily. However, President Donald Trump...

US President Donald Trump says he is done taking hydroxychloroquine

President Donald Trump previously pushed for the anti-malarial drug known as hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for coronavirus. Shortly after revealing that he is taking it, Trump recently revealed that he is done taking...

President Donald Trump says Republican Convention may be moved out of North Carolina

President Donald Trump is up for reelection and will highly likely go up against former vice president Joe Biden. As the season for both Republican and Democratic conventions draw closer, Trump has threatened North...

US President Donald Trump accuses Democrats of planning to rig November elections

As the elections in November draw near, many have assumed that President Donald Trump will be facing off with former vice president Joe Biden for the presidency. Following his threats made towards Michigan and Nevada...

Joe Biden makes first public appearance paying respects on Memorial Day

For weeks, presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden has been campaigning remotely and following the social distancing restrictions. After two months, the former vice president made his first public appearance by honoring...

Science

Aliens: Expert says China is making progress in searching for alien life

Space agencies all over the world are determined to search for alien life in upcoming studies and missions. One expert, in particular, says that among the countries that are keen on searching for extraterrestrials, China...

Aliens: Mud from Mars suggests Red Planet once had liquid water

Space exploration has given scientists and space agencies all over the world an opportunity to learn more about the neighboring planets and what lies beyond Earth, including the possibility of alien life. New research...

Black holes: Scientist says black holes could potentially make time travel possible

Time travel is generally known to be impossible, and a concept that only exists in fiction and pop culture. However, one scientist says that black holes may actually make it possible. What lies beyond a black hole...

Archaeologists discover mammoth graveyard under airport in Mexico

The most surprising discoveries could be found in the most unlikely places such as an airport. Archaeologists came across a major discovery when they unearthed a mammoth graveyard underneath an airport. A group of...

Technology

AirPods Studio with high-tech play/pause detection system reportedly entered production already

Much of the information from the Apple supply chain about AirPods recently is not about the third generation or the next AirPods Pro. Reports have been focused on an all-new production being dubbed as AirPods Studio, and...

iPhone 12 would not ship with free wired EarPods

The Whats in the Box corner for the iPhone 12 production page later on Apples official website is expected to look a little different later this year. A well-known industry insider reported that the tech giant is planning...

iPhone SE Plus: Is it the official name for the third iPhone SE iteration slated for a 2021 launch?

Some Apple fans were a little hesitant about immediately ordering the new iPhone SE when it launched last month. They were hoping that it would soon be followed by the unveiling of the iPhone SE Plus, however, it looks...

Tesla Cybertruck’s size can’t be scaled down, Elon Musk confirms

People who have pre-ordered the Cybertruck should no longer expect its dimensions to get any smaller once it enters production. Tesla CEO Elon Musk settles it and confirms they can no longer make the electric pickup...
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