Putin’s military blunders give NATO a bird’s-eye view of Russia’s capability for a bigger war – but that threat remains real

ANDREW O’NEIL | As the Russian invasion of Ukraine grinds into its third week, it’s becoming clearer by the day that Moscow has grossly… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Vanuatu moves to COVID-19 Level 2 After more than a week of rumour and counter-rumour, the government of Vanuatu confirmed there… Read More

Australia’s Ukraine policy

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | Australia has committed a significant aid package to Ukraine and applied further sanctions against Russia. Though this European security crisis unfolds… Read More

How Australia can be a catalyst for civil-military cooperation in Southeast Asia

MELISSA CONLEY TYLER, CHRIS GARDINER AND GRETA NABBS-KELLER | With the prevalence and intensity of natural disasters on the rise across… Read More

Data security, market competition and emerging mobile payment platforms in the Asia Pacific

HUI FENG, LUKE HOUGHTON, ERNEST FOO, DIAN TJONDRONEGORO AND KHONDKER MOHAMMAD ZOBAIR | Mobile payment platforms (MPPs) have become the vanguard of financial… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #21

SOVINDA PO | Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks military presence in the South China Sea During the Philippines’ Presidential Debate on 15 February 2022,… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific reacts to war in Ukraine Even though the war in Ukraine is half a world away, its effects are felt… Read More

China’s grey zone tactics amount to far more than just laser games

PETER LAYTON | Just after lunchtime Thursday 17 February, China for the first time undertook grey zone actions in the seas… Read More

A no-fly zone won’t fly in Myanmar

ANDREW SELTH  |   Since the February 2021 coup, resistance to the junta in Myanmar has grown from protest rallies and civil disobedience campaigns to… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 23 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  COVID-19 across the region COVID-19 continues to spread in Solomon Islands and threatens to overwhelm the country’s health services. Authorities… Read More


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