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COVID a wild card in efforts to help Tonga

TESS NEWTON CAIN | It has been a long 24 hours for those with family, friends, and connections in Tonga. The eruption of the… Read More


Geopolitical risk isn’t rare on earth

EDUADO ROCA, AKIHIRO OMURA AND JOHN FAN | Heightened geopolitical tension is drawing increased attention from businesses and financial markets. Geopolitical risk, occurring as… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 19 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Our thoughts and best wishes are with the people of Tonga at this time. Tonga rocked by volcanic explosion and… Read More

A disruptive innovation, future-focussed Australian strategic studies

PETER LAYTON | Australian strategic studies cannot keep up with current rates of geostrategic change. Focussing on different analysis methodologies — such as forward-looking,… Read More

Pacific predictions 2022

TESS NEWTON CAIN | The new year brings opportunities and challenges for the Pacific. There are big questions being asked across the region –… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #17

SOVINDA PO | A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making the news in South East Asia Cambodia continues dialogue with Myanmar Taking on the ASEAN… Read More

Third time has little charm: New Caledonia’s referendum on independence

TESS NEWTON CAIN | As Tropical Cyclone Ruby fades into memory for New Caledonia, the results of the referendum on independence that was held… Read More

Making Indo-Pacific alliances fit for deterrence

STEPHAN FRUEHLING AND ANDREW O’NEIL | As great-power competition intensifies, the role of deterrence and the potential for escalation have taken on renewed importance… Read More

Australia’s nuclear submarine surprise

PETER LAYTON | In September 2021, Australia’s Prime Minster startled almost everyone by declaring the replacement submarine for the nation’s COLLINS class boats would… Read More

Nepal’s eroding judicial independence leaves Supreme Court in limbo

BIKRAM TIMILSINA   |  Nepal’s Supreme Court is in crisis due to unprecedented protests from its justices and lawyers. Despite over a month of protests… Read More

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