Not-so-new silk roads: Japan’s foreign policies on Asian connectivity infrastructure under the radar

CAREC may have a little known history as a prototype for the Belt and Road Initiative. The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CAREC) was… Read More

Whence Korean denuclearization

North Korea’s state-owned news agency ran a wire story with tremendous significance just before Christmas, making clear that unilateral denuclearization is not going to happen. Read More

Understanding the climate change challenge: Lessons from the Pacific

The Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP) leads Griffith University’s research into climate change adaptation and mitigation. As climate change issues cut across many… Read More

Can the Quad navigate the complexities of a dynamic Indo-Pacific?

CAITLIN BYRNE  | The past year has seen the revival of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a mechanism which enables dialogue between four major democracies… Read More

Taiwan and South Korea head in different directions

The rise of conservatism and the challenges for liberalism in two Asian economies Current global trends indicate that conservatism is gaining momentum over liberalism. Trump-led… Read More

Australia should brace for a volatile year in foreign policy in 2019

SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | By the end of 2019 we should be able to assess how Australia is travelling with the grand plan laid… Read More

Inaugural South Pacific Central Banking Research Conference

Approximately 100 central bank researchers, academics, business leaders and policymakers attended a two-day conference in Suva on 12-13 December to share current research on various… Read More


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