It’s dangerous to indulge Kim Jong-un

MICHAEL HEAZLE AND ANDREW O’NEIL  | North Korea’s latest missile test is part of a broader strategy to showcase the growing reach of its… Read More

A big step back for Myanmar

ANDREW SELTH  | It is always difficult to know exactly what is happening in Myanmar, particularly when eye-witness accounts and reliable reports are dismissed… Read More

Limiting China’s future strategic predominance

PETER LAYTON | Mr Peter Varghese AO, recently retired Department of Foreign Affairs head, has laid out his vision of a possible new regional… Read More

Doklam, the diplomacy of anger, and the Sino-Indian standoff

IAN HALL | The ten-week standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam, in territory disputed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Bhutan,… Read More

A Contested Asia: What comes after US strategic predominance?

2017 Griffith Asia Lecture by Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 6 September 2017… Read More

Explainer: how international competition affects how much you earn

Low wages growth has been a spectre hanging around the Australian economy for some time. In our series What We Earn we unpick the causes for… Read More

North Korea’s nuclear ambitions are not unstoppable

PETER LAYTON | North Korea has the initiative. It is flying rockets over Japan, it claims to have mounted a hydrogen bomb on to… Read More

The Belt and Road to China-based globalisation

COLIN MACKERRAS | At a time when globalisation from the West appears to be in retreat, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is a… Read More

Modi’s foreign policy under pressure

IAN HALL | It is hard to remember now, but before Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014, many reputable pundits thought it… Read More

Fallen idol

ANDREW SELTH  | There was a time, not so long ago, when Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was hailed by the international… Read More

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