May, 2020

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing

Here is the latest news about the Covid-19 outbreak across the Pacific, from Dan McGarry and Tess Newton Cain on Wednesday 27 May. The total… Read More

Capacity building and central banking in the Pacific

COVID-19 has no doubt brought back to the policymaking table many lingering, once believed to be settled, issues—much more than the 2007 Global Financial Crisis… Read More

The brights spots of China’s post-coronavirus economy

China is banking on a boost in “new infrastructure” – including artificial intelligence and big data, with the 5G mobile network the main priority, says Rowan Callick. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Former Prime Minister arrested on arrival in PNG Former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was arrested on his arrival into Port Moresby on Saturday. He was… Read More

China is taking a risk by getting tough on Hong Kong. Now, the US must decide how to respond

Beijing’s recent announcement it would authorise the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress—China’s rubber-stamp parliament—to draft a national security law for Hong Kong caught most… Read More

Crisis, resilience and agency in the Pacific

“For Vanuatu while the government is giving out its relief supply, people in the communities are mobilising and bringing raw food crops to the people in the affected areas … Read More

Border disputes between India and Nepal: Will India act as a responsible rising power?

India and Nepal’s enduring border disputes have repeatedly provoked nationalist movements and protests in Nepal and alienated Nepal from India. Resolving the disputes through cooperative… Read More

Behind China’s newly aggressive diplomacy: ‘wolf warriors’ ready to fight back

When former President Hu Jintao visited Australia in 2003, he began his address to parliament by describing the exploits of a 15th century Chinese admiral, Zheng… Read More

Asia Stories | The humble cosmopolitan with Luis Cabrera

Professor Luis Cabrera chats about his latest book The humble Cosmopolitan and what led him on the path to studying Asia. Read More

Monetary policy statement by the Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea

Mr Loi M Bakani CMG, Governor of the Bank of Papua New Guinea The spread of Coronavirus, Covid-19, and its adverse impact through the disruption… Read More

From the Forum Foreign Ministers…
Trump took a sledgehammer to US-China relations. This won’t be an easy fix, even if Biden wins
Social media and democracy in the Philippines
COVID-19 rhetoric and governance in the Philippines

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