June, 2020

Designing an Australian grand strategy for China

A grand strategy involves developing and applying national power to improve the relationship our nation has with another. This whole-of-nation activity integrates multiple interests while using diverse forms of power including diplomatic, economic, societal, cyber and military. Dr Peter Layton, Visiting Fellow at Griffith Asia Institute shares insights on an Australian Grand Strategy for China. Read More

In Trump’s shadow: The evolving Australia-India partnership

Professor Ian Hall shares his thoughts on the catalytic effect of the Trump Presidency on the evolving Australia-India partnership Read More

The two great threats of 2020: coronavirus – and Keynes

The fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves an economically threatening legacy of high budget deficits and public debt. Professor Tony Makin shares his insights. Read More

Coronavirus in the Pacific: weekly briefing | 24 June

Here is the latest news about the Covid-19 outbreak across the Pacific, from Dan McGarry and Tess Newton Cain on Wednesday 24 June. Read More

China is not an enemy

According to world renowned Sinologist, Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras AO FAHA, the downward spiral of Australia-China relations is getting near a tipping point towards a Cold War and must be stopped Read More

Tools for managing complex negotiations

Dr Larry Crump Larry submitted a survey article on the state of practice titled “Tools for managing complex negotiations.” Read More

Belt and Road means big data and facial recognition too

China’s digital technologies for societal control are finding a place in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), which aims to grow the Chinese economy through facilitating extensive trade across Eurasia and Africa Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 June

Tess Newton Cain's weekly bulletin looks at the deferral of the changeover for Secretary General, Kiribati elections overshadowed, 9th COVID-19 case in PNG, trade developments in Solomon Islands and PNG and USP reinstates VC. Read More

India-China: Pressure at altitude

A shocking fight in Galwan Valley leaves India with dangerous choices, while China thinks it has an upper hand. Professor Ian Hall shares his insights. Read More

Principles of Australian grand strategy for China

A cascade of recent events has sharpened the need for Australia to devise a coherent response to China’s growing influence both in the bilateral relationship as well as globally. Peter Layton and John Lee suggest the concept of a grand strategy. Read More

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