February, 2019

Regional wrap

The events of the last fortnight will continue to be talked about and debated for decades to come. It will be remembered as the fortnight… Read More

Learning to be a paper crane

Japan is a proud country, full of politeness and respect. Each person seems to have a place and the work environment is full of team… Read More

Religion in the People’s Republic of China

The state of religion in the PRC is, as is much else, complex. In 2015, following provincial Zhejiang governor Xia Baolong’s orders, crosses were removed… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | As China rises, can its culture conquer the world?

To celebrate the release of the February 2019 issue of Australian Foreign Affairs 5, Are We Asian Yet? contributing author Linda Jaivin writes about how… Read More

Valentines Day bombing response needs to have long-lasting effect

The brazen and cowardly Valentine’s Day suicide attack by the Pakistan-based, UN-designated terrorist group Jaish-e-Muhammad that killed 41 members of the paramilitary Central Reserve… Read More

India builds up its north east in the face of China’s claims on ‘South Tibet’

The Indian government is ploughing ahead with its plans to develop the country’s north east, including the state of Arunachal Pradesh, which China claims as… Read More

AI in Asia: Challenges and opportunities

In today’s information age, artificial intelligence has made a name for itself as a futuristic agent that will take away jobs and leave the planet… Read More

Pulwama terrorist attack: Modi under pressure

The Pulwama attack was clearly calibrated to pile pressure on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the run-up to the general election to be held in… Read More

How integrated are financial sectors of the PICs within the region and with Australia?

Despite the abundance of studies, the subject of financial integration continues to captivate the interest of scholars and policy-makers alike. If adequately facilitated, directed and… Read More

Nepal’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission limps on

On 9 February 2019, the operational mandate of Nepal’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) was due… Read More