Joint Griffith University – Reserve Bank of Fiji research seminar

Thursday 21 June 2018, Reserve Bank of Fiji, Suva On 21 June 2018, Dr Parmendra Sharma and Mr Esala Masitabua convened a Griffith University – Reserve… Read More

What’s in a name: Burma or Myanmar?

ANDREW SELTH  | A decision by the US to accept the name Myanmar seems unlikely any time soon. When Aung San Suu Kyi’s… Read More

Rethinking grand strategy

PETER LAYTON | Grand strategy may seem an irrelevant idea but it’s not. As Colin Gray declares “all strategy is grand strategy.” Without a grand… Read More

An unlikely Asian success story? Revisiting the Bangladesh paradox of bad governance and good development outcomes

YAN ISLAM | Once derided as an ‘international basket case’ following its emergence as an independent nation in 1971 after a bitter war… Read More

Singapore summit: Why Canberra should lie awake at night

The highly anticipated summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un took place with great fanfare in Singapore last Tuesday, but the debate over its outcomes… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed perhaps one of the most eventful episodes in recent times, with significant ramifications for the Indo-Pacific region. The highly anticipated… Read More

Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un: China crosses fingers as rising bonhomie may draw North Korea closer to US

Every state appreciates docile neighbours and it is especially true for major powers. China is no exception. It has enjoyed North Korean docility in the… Read More

Asian allies must hope Trump doesn’t sell them out in Korea peace talks

Seasoned analysts of the Korean Peninsula are sceptical about claims of breakthroughs in this part of the world. Despite three inter-Korean summits, several arms control… Read More

Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program for Sustainable Development and Climate Change launch

On 11 June 2018 the Collaborative Australia-Indonesia Program for Sustainable Development and Climate Change was launched by the Griffith University Vice Chancellor and President, Prof Ian… Read More

The Chinese and individualism

A common cultural stereotype of the Chinese is that they are collectivist, i.e. they regard themselves as part of a “we” rather than an “I,”… Read More


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