The G20 Australian Presidency and Summit Planning?

National leaders regularly attend summits. The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation annual APEC Economic Leaders’ meeting will bring heads-of-government to Lima Peru in November 2016. The… Read More

India is hedging its bets on coal to bring power to the people

More than a fifth of India’s population lacks access to electricity, posing a major development challenge. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has promised to… Read More

Storytelling, soft power and the craft of public diplomacy

CAITLIN BYRNE  | Last month, Griffith Asia Institute invited one of Australia’s emerging artists: musician, singer and songwriter Marcus Corowa, to launch the Roundtable… Read More

Election 2016 and Australian foreign policy

Australians will go to a federal election on 2 July 2016. At first glance the 19 seats in the House of Representatives that the… Read More

China’s slowdown and its implications for the Australian economy

On Thursday 9 June the APEC Study Centre convened a panel discussion event, hosted and jointly organized by Morgans, in the Brisbane CBD on the… Read More

Obama’s Hiroshima rhetoric obscures growing role for nuclear weapons

President Obama’s historic visit to Hiroshima was rich in symbolism, but light on substance. Echoing his landmark Prague speech in 2009, Obama recommitted the US… Read More

Watch this space: the Pacific’s great ocean states

It is now widely accepted that the 21st century will be a ‘Pacific Century’ for global geopolitics, with the Pacific Ocean providing the stage1. Read More

Perspectives:Asia | ‘Prosperity, Equality and Sustainability: Perspectives and Policies for a Better World,’ a global conference

The conference was jointly organized by the Institute for Human Development and the World Bank, and was held at the India International Centre in New… Read More

Old Burma hands write on the ‘odd man out in Asia’

ANDREW SELTH  | The recent release of former ambassador Trevor Wilson’s book, Eyewitness to Early Reform in Myanmar, prompts a brief look at other… Read More

Insights on soft power: Dialogue on emerging trends in the Indo-Pacific

The Griffith Asia Institute, in partnership with DFAT and the Korea Foundation, convened an international dialogue on soft power and public diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific… Read More


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