Narendra Modi, frequent flyer

IAN HALL | During Narendra Modi’s first five years in office, the Indian prime minister made 93 foreign visits, equalling… 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

ANDREW SELTH  | In March this year, Myanmar’s Defence Ministry submitted a proposal to parliament to establish a national coastguard. 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

Policy options for addressing the China-US trade imbalance

The explosive trade war between China and the US persists due to the constant imposition of tariffs by either side. The solution lies in the… Read More

Australia shows up in Tuvalu and trips over

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  On 13-16 August 2019 the leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum held their 50th meeting. The theme, as chosen… Read More

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 2): What happens next?

‘A new era has begun in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. Article 370 was a hurdle for development of Kashmir … Article 370 and… Read More

India’s actions in Kashmir (part 1): How did we get here?

India announced the abrogation of certain provisions of Article 370 from its constitution last week, ending the special status enjoyed by Indian-administered Jammu… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight witnessed the unfolding of important events with deep significance for the region. Perhaps the most important development was the re-internationalisation of the… Read More

Inclusion inspires global financial agenda but how does it fare in the small Pacific Island Countries? The case of Vanuatu

ALISON BAINAURI, AROLD BILL, TRACEY WEST, PARMENDRA SHARMA, NIRODHA HAYAWARDENA AND TINGXI ZHANG The ideology of inclusion is indeed increasingly inspiring and influencing the… Read More


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