September, 2018

A quest for joint prestige: Rethinking the US-China rivalry

No one can deny the inevitable competition between the United States and China in the international system, as we can see from the escalating trade… Read More

Xi’s economic challenge

In a week dominated by concerns about the escalating US-China trade war, how vulnerable is China’s economy? It is in double trouble if the economy… Read More

Myanmar’s Intelligence State

Both Aung San Suu Kyi’s government and the armed forces know that their survival is threatened more by disunity and domestic instability than by any… Read More

China’s new era under Xi

We have all watched agog, these last 18 months, the shaking up of America under Trump. But a far more significant, radical and enduring transformation… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed significant shifts in the geopolitical dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. The 2+2 defence and foreign ministerial dialogue between Washington and New… Read More

The effects of the US-China trade disputes on Australian exports

The potential trade war between China and the US affect many countries like Australia in this era of globalization. Any tariff which is a tax… Read More

Peace treaty between Russia and Japan: Who benefits?

At the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum Vladimir Putin offered to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to conclude a peace treaty “without preconditions”… Read More

Since Singapore summit, Kim Jong-un is one up on Donald Trump

Almost three months to the day since the Singapore summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump, the White House has confirmed it… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Referenda on Independence in New Caledonia and the Autonomous Region of Bougainville

Professor Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh, Centre for Governance and Public Policy, Griffith University moderated an informative session with Ms Denise Fisher, former Australian Consul-General to New Caledonia,  Anthony… Read More

The Rohingyas: A new terrorist threat?

There have been a small number of militant Muslim groups in Myanmar, but they were usually weak and disorganised. A few had  tenuous international links, mainly… Read More