2019

Regional wrap

The past fortnight has been a witness to a few interesting events and developments. US President Donald Trump’s in fresh trouble after it was… Read More

Do inflation expectations matter for small, open economies? Empirical evidence from the Solomon Islands

Assessing inflation expectations as early and as precisely as possible for appropriate, proper and timely action has traditionally been a primary role of central banks… Read More

Undeclared air strikes: Between war and peace

PETER LAYTON | Airpower has long been a favoured instrument in Middle Eastern wars, and none more so than by Israel. The country has… Read More

Myanmar: Postage stamps and political signals

A new set of stamps by Myanmar Post again draws controversy over “national races” labels to categorise the population. Read More

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) and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA) at QAGOMA welcomed the sixth seminar… Read More

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

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

Time to rethink Australia’s strategic milling over China

PETER LAYTON | Australia’s strategic, economic and political apprehension about the rising power of China in the Indo-Pacific has dominated recent national debate – with… 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


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