In order to get more accurate results, our search has the following Google-Type search functionality:
If you use '+' in front of a word, then that word will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry +Potter will return results with the word 'Potter'.
If you use '-' in front of a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry -Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
If you use 'AND' between two words, then both of those words will be present in the search results.
ex: Harry AND Potter will return results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'OR' between two words, then bth of those words may or may not be present in the search results.
ex: Harry OR Potter will return results with just 'Harry', results with just 'Potter' and results with both 'Harry' and 'Potter'.
If you use 'NOT' before a word, then that word will be absent in the search results.
ex: Harry NOT Potter will return results without the word 'Potter'.
Placing '""' around words will perform a phrase search. The search results will contain those words in that order.
ex: "Harry Potter" will return any results with 'Harry Potter' in them, but not 'Potter Harry'.
Using '*' in a word will perform a wildcard search. The '*' signifies any number of characters. Searches can not start with a wildcard.
ex: Pot*er will return results with words starting with 'Pot' and ending in 'er'. In this case, 'Potter' will be a match.
In a timely and insightful exploration, former Australian Prime Minister and international authority on China, Kevin Rudd, examines the growing sense that the US-China relationship is beginning to hurtle out of control. Hyper-nationalists have gained ground in the politics of Washington and Beijing and self-described 'realists' are pushing more confrontational national security policy agendas, while 'liberal internationalists' and 'multilateralists' have been written off.
The United States has formally declared that forty years of 'strategic engagement' between China and America has failed - and that we have now entered into a new era of 'strategic competition' where there are no rules. Meanwhile in Xi Jinping's China, Beijing now proclaims the rise of the east, the decline of the west, and China's rise to become the globally dominant great power.
This 'great unravelling' of the US-China relationship has given rise to economic, cyber and high technology warfare, and perhaps broader economic decoupling - with a widening gulf between the two superpowers over foreign policy, national security policy and international economic policy in both perception and practice. Kevin Rudd suggests we are not yet at crisis point. But we sometimes seem to be headed inexorably in that direction. As politicians, strategists and generals on both sides embark on the slippery slope of decoupling, containment, confrontation, conflict and a new Cold War, they face the prospect of the unthinkable: war itself.
The Avoidable War offers a compelling strategic narrative for the future that might still be acceptable enough to both sides: an understanding of the past and a vision of the future that might just reduce the risk of catastrophe.