Can Obama kickstart Asia-Pacific reconciliation?

At the end of this month President Obama will become the first sitting US president to visit Hiroshima. The momentous visit is planned around Obama’s… Read More

Soft Power in the Indo-Pacific: Emerging models and themes

CAITLIN BYRNE  | What are the challenges and opportunities facing soft power in the 21st Century? How do these translate in the diverse and… Read More

Colonial Burma, history and phillumeny

ANDREW SELTH  | Andrew Selth discusses how matchbox labels provide a glimpse into the culture of colonial Burma. In the not so distant past,… Read More

Public diplomacy in the Pacific

When the United States or any other Western country embraces a “pivot to Asia” as a central element of its foreign policy, it must be… Read More

Prioritising increased foreign investment in APEC

Across the APEC region, goods and services markets have become significantly more integrated over recent decades, as manifested in higher volumes of exports and imports… Read More

Soft power takes a central role in modern Indo-Pacific

Whether it is political systems, cultural values, primary languages or predominate religions, the Indo-Pacific region is a global neighbourhood where common ground can be tantalisingly… Read More

Multialignment and Indian foreign policy under Narendra Modi

IAN HALL | Since Narendra Modi’s became Prime Minister in May 2014, India has hosted an American president at its Republic Day celebrations and… Read More

How Chinese roller derby is empowering women

Roller derby is a booming new sport in Australia, the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand and parts of Europe. It’s fast, full-contact – and uniquely… Read More

APEC Study Centre represents Australia at consortium conference in Peru

Peru is the host country for APEC deliberations this year, culminating in the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting in late November. As part of these deliberations,… Read More

Cosmopolitan insights from B.R. Ambedkar, India’s anti-caste campaigner and constitutional architect

Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar (1891-1956) has long been a source of inspiration for India’s Dalits, formerly called ‘untouchables’. He was himself the first Dalit to… Read More

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