A biological perspective of nuclear proliferation

Three major theoretical models exist to explain both nuclear proliferation and disarmament, yet no single model fits all real-world cases. This article argues that states seek nuclear weapons as a byproduct of the traits selected for through our species’ evolution, which drives us to compete with each other at all levels, and to also cooperate ...

Australia’s lost potential in the US-China relationship

On the international stage, there are two major relationships Australia could and should do much better at managing. The first of these relationships is the alliance with the US created in 1951, together with New Zealand, under the ANZUS Treaty. The second is Australia’s relationship with East Asian states, particularly China. Defining Australia’s place in ...