May, 2017

Abe’s South Korea challenge

Why democracy on the Peninsula presents a problem for Japan South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s push for peace on the Korean Peninsula threatens to undercut… Read More

Griffith Represents Australia at the APEC Study Centre Consortium Conference in Vietnam

Griffith Asia Institute’s APEC Study Centre represented Australia at the 12-13 May APEC Study Centre Consortium Conference (ASCCC17) held in Hanoi, Vietnam, this year’s APEC… Read More

Guilt-free online shopping: can parcel deliveries ever be truly carbon-neutral?

Whether you’re a fashion junkie or a reluctant shopper, there is no denying that buying online is hugely convenient – a couple of clicks and… Read More

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asia-Pacific security

After the 2008-2009 GFC, major powers (including the United States and China) were either reinvigorating existing institutions or initiating new institutions in the region, a… Read More

Pak Beng consultation process improved, but to what end?

Last week, over 190 representatives from different interest groups including the Mekong River Commission’s (MRC) Secretariat, member countries, development partners, research institutes, media, private sector,… Read More

Why Myanmar’s military is not planning a coup

Speculation about military intentions makes for a good conspiracy theory but facts tell a different story. Myanmar has always encouraged conspiracy theories. Most have proven… Read More

The emergence of universal healthcare in Indonesia

While the debate on universal healthcare coverage (UHC) often focuses on policy prescription and technical issues, the expansion of access to healthcare in developing countries… Read More

How Australia should react to the Trump tax cuts

President Donald Trump has proposed cutting the US corporate tax rate from 35% to 15% and ending the practice of taxing the foreign income… Read More