September, 2019

Regional wrap

Summit season is once again under way as world leaders converge in New York for the United Nations General Assembly leaders’ week. One of… Read More

Hong Kong’s spirit of struggle

Hong Kongers, and especially the city’s students, have been on the streets for five months now. This has become an existential cause for many of… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | State of play in cyber-space: risks and implications of struggles for power in cyberspace

On Thursday 19 September 2019, The Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) welcomed the sixth seminar of the 2019 Perspectives:Asia series. The lecture was an in-conversation… Read More

Howdy Modi in Houston: Why India’s Narendra Modi puts so much effort into wooing the diaspora

With President Donald Trump as his “warm up act”, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally of 50,000 members of the Indian diaspora… Read More

Time to rethink Australia’s strategic milling over China

Australia’s strategic, economic and political apprehension about the rising power of China in the Indo-Pacific has dominated recent national debate – with the growing competition between… Read More

The rise of sophisticated authoritarianism in South East Asia

With a majority of countries in South East Asia currently under autocratic leadership and little history of liberal democracy in the region, Dr Lee Morgenbesser… Read More

Narendra Modi, frequent flyer

During Narendra Modi’s first five years in office, the Indian prime minister made 93 foreign visits, equalling the number of trips his predecessor,… Read More

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA): A game changer?

A decade has passed since the formation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which is finally on the cusp of its final stages… Read More

With new coastguard, Myanmar looks to improve maritime security

In March this year, Myanmar’s Defence Ministry submitted a proposal to parliament to establish a national coastguard. Given strong support for the… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Women’s Movements in the Philippines 1986 onwards

On 29 August 2019, Professor Mina Roces from the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales delivered the Griffith Asia… Read More