Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw

ANDREW SELTH  | The democratically elected government in Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi has so far disappointed many voters and international observers. Her… Read More

Power dynamics in the Asia-Pacific

On June 5, 2017, the Carnegie Moscow Center hosted an open discussion on major power relationships in the Asia-Pacific region with John McCarthy, former Australian… Read More

The battle for Southeast Asia’s soul

PETER LAYTON | Media headlines are stolen by talk of China’s island building in the South China Sea and whether Australia should join in Freedom… Read More

Incident at Three Pagodas Pass

ANDREW SELTH  | After decades of strained bilateral relations, Australia’s defence ties with Myanmar are gradually being restored. The office of the Defence… Read More

What game theory says about dealing with North Korea

North Korea fired its third missile in three weeks on May 29, once again drawing protests from South Korea and Japan. Tensions have been… Read More

Trapped in a long war

PETER LAYTON | Australia has been part of America’s long war against terrorism since the war began in 2001. In the first stage (2001–02), al-Qaeda… Read More

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


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