August, 2019

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 1): How did we get here?

India announced the abrogation of certain provisions of Article 370 from its constitution last week, ending the special status enjoyed by Indian-administered Jammu… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight witnessed the unfolding of important events with deep significance for the region. Perhaps the most important development was the re-internationalisation of the… Read More

Deepening regional cooperation on sustainable development and climate change

A delegation from Griffith Asia Institute traveled to Indonesia from 20-23 August 2019 to participate in the Dialogue on Deepening Regional Cooperation on Sustainable Development and… Read More

Can Scott Morrison deliver on climate change in Tuvalu – or is his Pacific ‘step up’ doomed?

Last week’s Pacific Islands Forum comes at an important time in the overall trajectory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s very personal commitment to an Australian “stepping… Read More

Narendra Modi’s nudge diplomacy

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech last week from the ramparts of the Red Fort in New Delhi to mark India’s Independence Day carefully delineated his… Read More

Can the Philippines and Australia elevate their partnership to a strategic level?

Human rights concerns may limit cooperation, but the cyber domain is an area for collaboration. Before his departure for Japan to attend the highly-anticipated… Read More

Implications of the US exit from the INF Treaty

The Trump administration’s withdrawal of the US from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty earlier this month is the culmination of an extended period of shadow… Read More

Why did the Modi government take the risk of revoking Kashmir’s special status?

On 5 August, Narendra Modi’s newly reelected government announced that it was revoking Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, which conferred special status on the… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight was marked by not one but two history-defining international events in different theatres of the Indo-Pacific: one in South Asia and the… Read More

Trilateral dialogue on leadership, partnership and ASEAN centrality in the Indo-Pacific

On 6 August 2019 the Griffith Asia Institute hosted the third Australia-Japan-India Trilateral with the generous support of Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the… Read More