From ‘debt and deficit’ to ‘building prosperity’: What’s needed to shift the economic narrative

So, new Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull wants to have a “conversation” with the Australian people and “explain” policies in a way that respects… Read More

Political and economic developments under President Xi Jinping

Mr John Garnaut, Author and Asia Pacific editor The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald discussed the ‘Political and Economic developments under President Xi Jinping’… Read More

Asian security expert joins the Griffith Asia Institute

Associate Professor of International Relations at Griffith University, Kai He, joined Griffith’s Asia Institute in August 2015. His major research area is International relations, with… Read More

The UN, women, peace and security: 15 years on, women’s participation in peace and security is more urgent than ever

SARA E DAVIES  | This week saw an historic High-Level Open Debate in New York at the UN Security Council to review the progress… Read More

Burma’s Tatmadaw: A force to be reckoned with

ANDREW SELTH  | Shashank Joshi’s recent post on ‘India’s Incredible Shrinking Air Force’ prompts a closer look at Burma’s armed forces (the Tatmadaw). Since… Read More

World Bank flags compensation for Syria’s neighbours

The escalating violence in Syria has had profound and ongoing impacts on its citizens. Four million people have been displaced as a result, with Syrians… Read More

Cairns to host 1000 of world’s best tropical researchers

ONE thousand of the world’s foremost tropical researchers will gather in Cairns next year in a $5 million coup for the city. The Cairns Convention… Read More

International symposium on “South/South Migration and Socio-Economic Impacts” leads to upcoming publication

South/South migration is a relatively new phenomenon. Historically, the migration flow between Global North (developed) and Global South (developing) countries began immediately after… Read More

Woodside’s failed Papua New Guinea power play shows the growing desperation in the gas sector

Woodside’s failed A$11.6-billion acquisition of Oil Search Ltd is a sign of both desperation and wider trends in the oil and gas industry. Woodside’s… Read More

Professor Emeritus Colin Mackerras receives China Book Special Contribution award

Professor Mackerras with his China Book Special Contribution Award We are very pleased to congratulate Professor Emeritus Colin Mackerras, who was recently made… Read More


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