2019

Asia Future Fellows nurture Australia–China relationship

Last week, 12 Griffith University students and 8 Peking University students spent time in Brisbane participating in a range of activities for Asia Future Fellows… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight would be best described as surreal and bizarre; surreal because one witnessed leaders of countries seemingly hostile to each other dining nonchalantly… Read More

One small step for a President, one giant leap for Pyongyang

Trump’s unexpected gesture may have been the only way to get talks back on track. US President Donald Trump has found a gesture that could… Read More

At the G20, a focus on sideshow diplomacy and photo opps, with limited material gains

CAITLIN BYRNE  | What a weekend it’s been: global leadership, diplomacy and theatrics, all at play on the world stage. US President Donald Trump… Read More

Asia Future Fellows – Brisbane program 2019

The annual Asia Future Fellows Program is a Griffith and Peking University global exchange initiative designed exclusively for undergraduate students where a select group of… Read More

No longer in a cleft stick: India and Australia in the Indo-Pacific

India has assumed far greater prominence in Australian strategic thinking in recent times, as a potential economic and political counterweight to China. While Australia’s Indo-Pacific… Read More

Beyond ‘balancing’: alternative US grand strategies for dealing with China and Russia

PETER LAYTON | It’s time to start paying attention. The US–China spat is doubling down. The hardline speeches given by Chinese Defence… Read More

The great Indian GDP debate: Has the former Chief Economic Adviser got it right?

YAN ISLAM | Arvind Subramanian, now at Harvard and the Petersen Institute for International Economics, was the former Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) to the… Read More

Diplomatic intelligence

ANDREW SELTH  | When I joined the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs in 1973, my fellow trainees and I were told that diplomatic receptions… Read More

Regional wrap

This fortnight, millions of Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest against a proposed bill that would allow them to be extradited to… Read More


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