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2011-07-21 21:09:00

SYDNEY, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Imminent meetings of Asian security forums in Bali will be a 'critical test' of the region's ability to manage tensions in the South China Sea, according to a Lowy Institute strategic analyst. Rory Medcalf, the Director of the Institute's International Security Program, warned that a failure by foreign ministers to discuss openly the region's maritime security problems would marginalise the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF). Silence on these issues would...

2011-06-27 03:38:00

SYDNEY, June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Risks are growing that maritime incidents involving China could lead to war: this is a stark conclusion of a major new report from Australian think tank the Lowy Institute. The report warns that risk-taking behaviour by Chinese naval and auxiliary forces, combined with Asia's lack of 'confidence-building measures', adds up to real possibilities of diplomatic crisis and armed confrontation drawing in the United States and other powers. The trouble is...

2009-12-01 05:30:00

SYDNEY, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Of five countries, the United States is seen by the Chinese public as posing the greatest threat to China's security. But the Chinese population worries more about climate change and food and water security than traditional military threats, the Lowy Institute China Poll released today has found. "In the lead-up to Copenhagen, it is striking that more Chinese people worry about environmental threats than the possibility of the United States trying to restrain...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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