November, 2018

With G20 Trump-Xi talks in balance, three benefits for China and one big risk

US President Donald Trump is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping on Saturday after the G20 forum, to discuss ways to end US-China trade hostilities over… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed the most coherent manifestation of what’s being touted as the new cold war between the US and China that is likely… Read More

Insights on ASEAN and the Indo-Pacific with Dr Marty Natalegawa

The Griffith Asia Institute was delighted to host a visit by Marty Natalegawa, former foreign minister to Indonesia, to Australia to deliver the 2018… Read More

Trampling the grass: China-US leadership competition

As the APEC Summit showed, China-US competition will progressively revise the international system. Middle powers and smaller states alike will be continually called upon to… Read More

It’s time to fill Asia’s arms control void

Asia urgently needs new diplomatic initiatives aimed at reducing nuclear dangers and preventing arms racing in the region. There’s a glaring gap between the ambitious… Read More

The daughter: A political biography of Aung San Suu Kyi (Book review)

Few figures in modern history have attracted as much biographical attention as Myanmar’s State Counsellor and de facto leader, Aung San Suu Kyi. The Griffith… Read More

Silence on Xinjiang from Muslim-majority countries

With few exceptions, Muslim-majority countries are complying with China’s demand to extradite Chinese Muslims who have fled China’s north-western Xinjiang province. While China views its… Read More

Why health diplomacy in the Asia Pacific matters

Pandemics and the outbreak of serious infectious diseases have seen global health security rise to the forefront of Asia Pacific domestic and foreign policy over… Read More

China needs its neighbours as US threatens a new cold war

Just like when it suffered diplomatic isolation after the 1989 crackdown, China will need its Asian neighbours to weather growing tensions with Trump’s America. T… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight proved to be an action-packed one, with many significant developments taking place in the Indo-Pacific region. Australia was at the front and… Read More