2019

China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct – Are we there yet?

In June this year the 35th ASEAN Summit delivered the release of ASEAN’s long-awaited Outlook on the Indo-Pacific. The Outlook provides a common script for… Read More

Bringing the defence force into Australia’s climate-change fight

PETER LAYTON | It’s time to structure the Australian Defence Force for this long, hot century. That doesn’t mean making it better suited to… Read More

Who’s leading, and where are we going?

Global leadership works best when liberal great powers embrace a shared, inclusive vision of global order, jointly manage the challenges to that order, and fund… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Vanuatu Parliament sits for the last time before elections The Vanuatu Parliament is sitting in Ordinary Session. It is… Read More

How dangerous is the South China Sea?

While territorial disputes in the South China Sea are hotly debated in international relations, they hold relatively little weight in the grand scheme of China’s… Read More

Environmentally sustainable water management in the Asia Pacific

Balancing water needs for human use and for the protection of freshwater ecosystems is one of society’s great challenges. Freshwater is not distributed uniformly across… Read More

COP25 delay tactics hamper setting ambitious targets

ROB HALES | The 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) is currently taking place in Madrid, Spain. Officially opened last Monday, the event will… Read More

The state in the neighbourhood: A snapshot of Queensland’s engagement in the Asia Pacific

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  Significant transformation in Australia’s neighbourhood—the rise of Asian economies, cities and middle classes, unprecedented digital disruption, and near insatiable demands for… Read More

Regional wrap

Concerns about the Chinese Communist Party’s nefariously growing interference into the region (and Australia’s) domestic politics, society and academy dominated the headlines Down Under this… Read More

More questions after the Pacific Q&A

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Perhaps the most telling exchange on this week’s Q&A broadcast from Suva came right at the end. Alex… Read More


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