Asia Insights is published by the Griffith Asia Institute. It offers latest commentary on Asia-Pacific affairs and aims to inform and foster academic scholarship, public awareness and considered and responsive policy making.

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What Park’s sentence means for South Korea’s economy

Former South Korean president Park Geun-hye was sentenced to 24 years in jail on 6 April 2018, a little more than a year after her… Read More


Perspectives:Asia | Commonwealth Now

Writers Sali Tripathi and Annie Zaidi in conversation with Jane Camens, Co-editor, Griffith Review 59: Commonwealth Now, explore the contemporary experience of Commonwealth citizens –… Read More

Regional wrap

While the most important global development this fortnight was the US, UK and France’s precision missile strikes in Syria in response to Assad’s use of… Read More

The Value of Sport: Maximising Opportunities in the Commonwealth

The Value of Sport: Maximising Opportunities in the Commonwealth formed one of the activities of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Trade and Investment Program… Read More

An alternative to the rules-based order?

There’s a fundamental problem in Australia’s relationship with China: China’s growth advances prosperity but menaces security. If the rules-based order construct does not suit volatile times—and… Read More

Grey zone maritime coercion in East Asia: What it is, who’s doing it, and what to do about it

The basis for a more effective response to China’s use of grey zone coercion to alter the regional order, as I argue here, can be… Read More

Justice for the Rohingya: Regional responsibility

Myanmar’s treatment of the Rohingya has passed the threshold for action under the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. As a regional leader, Australia has a duty… Read More

Graphic novels chart Myanmar’s history

Exotic climate, turbulent past an inspiration to comic writers Before 1988, Myanmar (then known as Burma) did not feature prominently in comic strips, comic books… Read More

Debating China’s influence in Australia

Stories of attempts by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to influence Australia’s political processes, gather intelligence, or simply intrude into government and commercial IT… Read More

Regional wrap

Kim Jong-un’s visit to China and the diplomatic to-and-fro surrounding the upcoming summit meeting between DPRK and the United States were the most talked-about developments… Read More

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