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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Liberalising foreign investment to bolster economic growth in APEC

The Asian Competitiveness Institute at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, recently organised a session on economic growth in… Read More


How to complicate North Korea’s nuclear weapons plans

North Korea has the strategic initiative. Its plan to build a nuclear armed, long-range missile force is nearing completion. Other countries can do little –… Read More

Fifth generation air warfare

Fifth-generation air warfare is a beguiling concept. It offers the promise of making the use of air power in future wars significantly more effective and… Read More

Australia’s defence strategy: Evaluating alternatives for a contested Asia

Many books on Australian defence simply repeat old beliefs. This valuable new work does not, instead breaking new ground in proposing a new strategic approach,… Read More

Xi Jinping and The Sino–Latin American relations in the 21st century: Facing the beginning of a new phase?

Sino-Latin American relations experienced an extraordinary “intensification process” throughout the first sixteen years of the 21st century. In an article recently published, Diego Leiva, PhD… Read More

Ian Hall wins prestigious journal prize

Professor Ian Hall, acting Director of the Griffith Asia Institute and Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, has been… Read More

Is Abe securing or threatening Japan’s peace and democracy?

Despite his involvement in a series of political scandals, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe remains unscathed. And with a firm grip on power, his Liberal… Read More

THAAD is no easy withdrawal for Moon

Since South Korea decided to deploy the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defence system in 2016, Sino–South Korean relations have been strained. Beijing… Read More

Fiscal consolidation: An Armenian case study

Adjunct Professor Yan Islam was invited by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Moscow and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Armenian government… Read More

How to save the Shangri-La Dialogue

It was a sign of the Shangri-La Dialogue’s declining relevance when China sent a low-level delegation and India no delegation at all to this year’s… Read More

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