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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.

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...

China’s Eurasian gambit needs to be taken seriously

May 05, 2017 02:01 am UTC| Insights & Views

Later this month, 28 heads of government, plus many hundreds of others will gather in Beijing for the Belt and Road Summit. Leaders from Europe, Africa, and Asia will gather in the Chinese capital as part of an elaborate...

Global Geopolitics Series

We still don't know how 'America First' will play out in Asia

Mar 21, 2017 00:07 am UTC| Insights & Views

Last Thursday in Tokyo, Rex Tillerson broke his silence as US Secretary of State, saying that the US needed a different approach to North Korea, though declining to elaborate on the details. Since his confirmation in...

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Economy

Polish inflation falls below 2 pct in January, NBP likely to remain relaxed

Polands headline inflation slipped back below 2 percent in the month of January, as expected. This signifies that the National Bank of Polands projection materializes, so central banks voices calling for stable official...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

UK gilts jump after January retail sales miss market expectations, albeit higher than previous

The UK gilts jumped Friday after the countrys retail sales for the month of January, missed market expectations, albeit registering figures higher than the ones seen in December. The yield on the benchmark 10-year...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

German bunds flat in muted trading after wholesale price index beats estimates in January

The German bunds remained flat in a muted trading session that witnessed the least participation from investors. However, the 1-tier wholesale price index (WPI) data for the month of January topped market expectations,...

Politics

For black celebrities like Oprah, it's impossible to be apolitical

Oprah Winfreys rousing Golden Globe speech has many speculating whether the media mogul will become a presidential candidate in 2020, with some pundits questioning the merits of another celebrity president. But to...

Politicians are inflating the evidence used to justify tax increases

Chris Doucouliagos, Professor of Economics, Department of Economics, Deakin Business School and Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University Many government policies are flawed because...

GOP tax plan doubles down on policies that are crushing the middle class

The U.S. middle class has always had a special mystique. It is the heart of the American dream. A decent income and home, doing better than ones parents, and retiring in comfort are all hallmarks of a middle-class...

What does Ramaphosa's victory mean for South Africa's economy?

A great deal is expected from Cyril Ramaphosa who was elected as the president of South Africas governing party, the African National Congress (ANC). This positions him to become the countrys president in 2019. Sibonelo...

Cyril Ramaphosa prepares to confront South Africa's bleak future

Among all the remarkable turns in African politics this year, one of the most momentous was Decembers ANC party congress in South Africa, where the party chose a new president: Cyril Ramaphosa, who narrowly bested...

Science

Ozone Layer Update; Not Recovering As Expected For Unknown Reasons

In the late 90s, the issue regarding the hole in the ozone layer was big in the public consciousness, but it quickly faded in light of a new gigantic threat in the form of climate change. In recent years, scientists have...

Scientists Wants To Use Poison As Male Birth Control

The pharmaceutical industry or indeed the drug market has historically used a variety of organic substances and resources to create medicine for various applications. Several poisonous plants, for example, have been turned...

Children Given New Ear Grown From Their Own Cells

Growing human body parts has been the focus of study for many in the medical industry for decades. In a recent breakthrough, a new study revealed that children with underdeveloped ears were given new ones that were grown...

Scientists Are Now Turning To AI-Powered Viruses To Kill Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Due to the proliferation of antibiotics and the careless disposal of these drugs into the environment, many drug-resistant strains of bacteria have started popping up. Aptly called Superbugs, these microorganisms have...

Mega Cities To Suffer Most Due To Rising Temperatures, Heat Waves To Assault Urban Poor And Rich Alike

Thanks to global warming, the planets temperature continues to rise despite the best attempts of countries trying to curtail the effects of carbon emissions. In a recent study, researchers have found that this rising...

Technology

Twitter Surprises Everyone By Actually Making Money

Twitter has been a bit of an oddity in the tech industry since its inception, in that it doesnt really make much money. Unlike Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook, the sitting U.S. presidents preferred social media platform...

Fortnite Battle Royale’s Valentine’s Patch Is Here And Players Get A Crossbow

One of the best things about Epic Games Fortnite Battle Royale is the many quirky, and often timely events that it provides to its millions of players. Since Valentines Day is coming up, its only fitting that players would...

Renewable Energy Made Up Half Of New U.S. Energy In 2017

2017 saw one of the fastest adoption rates for renewable energy yet, with about half the added power coming from green sources. This is the fourth time that renewables outpaced natural gas as new additions to the power...

Elon Musk Throws Shade At LIDAR For Driverless Cars, Calls It A Crutch

LIDAR is one of the foremost technologies being used in developing self-driving technology right now, with big names like Googles Waymo and Uber frantically trying to claim supremacy using the tool. In his usual renegade...

Google Sued, Accused Of Knowingly Selling Broken Pixel Phones

When Google launched the first batch of Pixel phones, the products received mixed reactions from the industry. Many critics loved it but just as many had issues with it. Apparently, theres a portion of customers who...
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