April, 2019

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was marred by yet another man-made tragedy in this part of the world, a terrorist attack that claimed several hundred innocent… Read More

The global blight of populism threatens the world’s biggest democracy

Right-wing populism is on the rise across the globe. From Donald Trump in the United States to Matteo Salvini in Italy to Jair Bolsonaro in… Read More

Indian elections: It’s all about the economy, stupid!

Voting is now underway in the world’s largest democracy. With many of India’s rural farmers affected by the government’s mismanagement of the economy and the… Read More

Sustaining business succession plans in chaebols: The cases of Samsung and Hyundai

Plans to succeed businesses to the third generation have proven difficult for some founding families in South Korea. Such is the case for two of… Read More

Coal comfort: Australia-India ties after the elections

In an odd quirk of timing, this year Australia and India’s elections will run in parallel. On 11 April, Scott Morrison made the trip to… Read More

Mobilising Defence in the “fourth industrial revolution”

Australia’s future wars may not run to our timetable. Our recent wars of choice have allowed participation as and when we wished. If some future… Read More

Public Lecture | The Presidential and parliamentary elections in Indonesia: What do we need to know, and why do we need to know it?

Experts gathered to address the biggest election in the world. The world’s single largest election day took place this month, as Indonesians headed to the… Read More

New Japanese Air Force emerges

The Japanese Air Self Defence Force (JASDF) lives in a tough neighbourhood. In the south, China is trying to gain control of the Senkaku Islands… Read More

Non-technical measures can help reduce Australia’s vulnerability to foreign influence

Most now agree that Russia interfered in the 2016 US presidential election, using social media manipulation to support its preferred candidate. In Australia, China has… Read More

Myanmar’s intelligence apparatus under Aung San Suu Kyi

When Aung San Suu Kyi and the National League for Democracy (NLD) took office in 2016, a wave of euphoria swept over Myanmar, shared by… Read More