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  • Sep 16, 2014
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US belief of American supremacy endangers its relations with China

When Barack Obama campaigned for the US presidency in 2008, one of his most effective rallying calls was 'Change we can believe in'.

Friday, 23 March, 2012, 12:00am

Shipping forecast

One thing the Obama administration has in common with the previous administration seems to be an extraordinary paranoia about the alleged threat posed by Chinese naval expansion.

20 May 2010 - 12:00am

Neoconservative quick fixes will roll back years of progress

The swift solutions proposed by neoconservatives in our community to counteract the financial crisis could roll back in weeks the progress made on many fronts in recent years.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

China's global discourse disadvantage

Despite China's emerging status as a global power, it has, more often than not, been an object of dissection and debate rather than an active participant in the dominant topics of global concern.

11 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Hawk with a broken wing

It was possibly the shortest of the hundreds of angry messages posted on the World Bank's staff website. But in the week bank president Paul Wolfowitz was accused of fixing up his girlfriend with a cosy new, highly paid job, it captured both the humour of the situation and the scale of his employees' sense of outrage.

14 Apr 2007 - 12:00am

Why Saddam was doomed even before 9/11

It was hardly news to hear someone in Washington claiming that the Bush administration had decided to go after Saddam Hussein before the September 11 attacks, with or without evidence of weapons of mass destruction.

16 Jan 2004 - 12:00am

Why the US doesn't speak to the world with one voice

How many times have differing statements on the same foreign policy issue come out of Washington? The closer war with Iraq gets and the deeper the crisis with North Korea, the more confusing the official line.

7 Jan 2003 - 12:00am