Mike Cormack

Reaction Contributor

Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Australia's epic failure to respond to Chinese cyber attack

Every so often a story is published about China that takes the breath away. The revelation that emerged last week …

By Mike Cormack

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Hong Kong crisis - hard to see any peaceful resolution

The long-running protests against the extradition bill in Hong Kong have clearly grown into something more fundamental against encroaching rule …

By Mike Cormack

Thursday, 15 August 2019

China's soft power policies are authoritarianism in action

There’s nothing like seeing a rival’s success to make you feel envious – and nothing worse than seeing them doing …

By Mike Cormack

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

China's poor diplomacy is rooted in its authoritarianism

There’s a glaring contradiction at the heart of Chinese statecraft. China often lauds its 5,000 years of history, and yet …

By Mike Cormack

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

China is less open than ever

In diplomacy as in life, people tend to expect reciprocity. That doesn’t mean having to carry out exactly the same …

By Mike Cormack

Monday, 24 June 2019

What "Pig-Gate" tells us about Chinese government aggression

Just when images of prime ministerial genitalia had receded from public consciousness, the term “Pig-Gate” has re-entered the lexicon. But …

By Mike Cormack