2021

Making Indo-Pacific alliances fit for deterrence

STEPHAN FRUEHLING AND ANDREW O’NEIL | As great-power competition intensifies, the role of deterrence and the potential for escalation have taken on renewed importance… Read More

Australia’s nuclear submarine surprise

PETER LAYTON | In September 2021, Australia’s Prime Minster startled almost everyone by declaring the replacement submarine for the nation’s COLLINS class boats would… Read More

Nepal’s eroding judicial independence leaves Supreme Court in limbo

BIKRAM TIMILSINA   |  Nepal’s Supreme Court is in crisis due to unprecedented protests from its justices and lawyers. Despite over a month of protests… Read More

Art as diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  An ongoing aim in Australian diplomacy is to deepen the nation’s engagement with the dynamism and diversity of the Asia… Read More

Converging ways of war: Russian, China and America

PETER LAYTON | Thinking about major war is back in fashion as forever wars shuffle off and near-peer conflicts become considered plausible.  Counter-insurgency is… Read More

The new Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces and the future of Indonesia-Australia defence relations

EMILIA YSTININGRUM  |  On 17 November 2021, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially inaugurated General Andika Perkasa as the new Commander of the Indonesian National… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #16

SOVINDA PO | A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making the news in Southeast Asia Blinkin cuts short his ASEAN visit The US… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 December

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Independence referendum held in New Caledonia The third referendum on independence envisaged by the Noumea Accords was held in… Read More

COP26: Pacific participation and responses

TESS NEWTON CAIN AND REBEKAH GENTNER | With the benefit of a little distance and perspective, we can look back at the Glasgow… Read More

Myanmar’s annus horribilis

ANDREW SELTH  |   It has been just over a year since Myanmar emphatically re-elected Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy as the… Read More


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