2016

2016 Asia Future Fellows travel to Beijing

Griffith University students exchanged sweltering heat for snow as they traveled to Beijing, China in the second installment of the 2016 Asia Future Fellows (AFF)… Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi’s fall from grace

ANDREW SELTH  | The people of Myanmar have always been able to capture complex issues in pithy, often humorous, ways. One joke currently doing… Read More

China is creeping south and it is time we acted

PETER LAYTON | In the South China Sea dispute, Australia remains trapped in the past. Since Australia developed its strategy, China has built six large… Read More

Will Obama’s Myanmar legacy survive under Trump?

ANDREW SELTH  | Treading between major powers, Myanmar is likely to continue its diplomatic balancing act Aung San Suu Kyi was quick to congratulate… Read More

Trump haunts China’s dreams

China’s fortunes may or may not be blessed by Donald Trump’s victory in the US election earlier this month. Just as there are three potentially… Read More

The South China Sea’s worsening strategic dilemmas

PETER LAYTON | The world has moved on but most South China Sea strategies are stuck in the past. For example, Australia’s policies have changed… Read More

Trump’s Taiwan chat a wake-up call for Australia’s national security establishment

President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to take a phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has reinforced existing concerns about his ability to handle the… Read More

Southeast Asia expert joins the Griffith Asia Institute

Dr Diego Fossati joined Griffith Asia Institute in October 2016 after completing his doctoral studies in political science at Cornell University and a Visiting Fellowship… Read More

Myanmar bibliographies and booklists

ANDREW SELTH  | Long-time Myanmar watcher Andrew Selth takes a look at early lists, popular titles and recommended reading on the Southeast Asian nation. Read More

Modi’s gamble: India’s demonetisation drive

YAN ISLAM | The Indian economy might experience a sharp growth slowdown next year. This has to be attributed to a dramatic decision, announced… Read More


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