Griffith Asia Institute brings diplomacy to the table in Malaysia

The Griffith Asia Institute in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) convened a one-day Diplomacy Roundtable in Penang, Malaysia on Friday… Read More

Fake monitors endorse Cambodia’s sham election

Dubious electoral endorsements are becoming normal for dictators worldwide. Cambodians went to the polls last weekend, but it was a sham of an election, dominated… Read More

Finance and socio-economic development in Fiji

A recent joint study by Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Krishal Prasad and Griffith University’s Parmendra Sharma and Samsul Alam begins to fill the gaps in the… Read More

Burma (Myanmar) since the 1988 uprising: A select bibliography (Third edition)

ANDREW SELTH  | When nation-wide pro-democracy demonstrations were crushed by the armed forces in 1988, thrusting Myanmar (Burma) into the world’s headlines, there was… Read More

The case for a free and open Indo-Pacific

IAN HALL | Well before Trump became president, the US’s long-established China policy – a combination of engagement and deterrence sometimes called ‘congagement’ –… Read More

Regional wrap

While the most talked-about development, globally, was the Helsinki Summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Asia Pacific region… Read More

Rupiah’s rough ride – when will it stop?

The Indonesian rupiah has gone through a rough ride this year as the currency continues to weaken against the US dollar. In early May, it… Read More

Establishing people to people links | 2018 Asia Future Fellows

This July, 12 Griffith University students and 10 Peking University students of a plethora of disciplinary backgrounds participated in the Brisbane half of the Asia… Read More

Age of uncertainty for Asia Pacific

Our Asia-Pacific region is continuing to drive global economic growth as the new financial year sets off. But beneath this layer of business as… Read More

To engage China, or balance it? Lessons from a failed grand strategic exercise

PETER LAYTON | How should a great power manage a rival with an authoritarian government, a state-directed capitalist economy, strong mercantilist tendencies and a “leader… Read More


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