Myanmar’s military numbers

ANDREW SELTH  |   Over the years, countless attempts have been made to estimate the size of Myanmar’s armed forces (or Tatmadaw). However, the fact… Read More

COVID-19 is changing financial inclusion: Can policymakers keep up?

SHAWN HUNTER AND PETER ROSENKRANZ | The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of ensuring that the poorest and most vulnerable people… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #20

SOVINDA PO | Cambodia to not invite Myanmar Foreign Minister to ASEAN Ministerial Meeting On 3 February 2022, Cambodia announced that it… Read More

Indonesia’s G20 poised to advance women’s economic empowerment

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  Indonesia’s hosting of the G20 offers transformative potential for advancing issues of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment on the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 16 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Last minute reprieve for Pacific Islands Forum unity Just as we thought it was all over for the Pacific Islands… Read More

Pacific resilience tested on multiple fronts

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    It was quite the year for the Pacific islands in 2021. Countries have had to negotiate the ongoing impacts… Read More

Looking beyond Ukraine: A view from Australia

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | Writing on current geopolitical affairs, let alone trying to predict what 125,000 Russian troops will do tomorrow, is a challenge. Void… Read More

Confronting India’s ‘inequality problem’

YAN ISLAM | In a recent piece, Maitreesh Ghatak, Professor of economics at London School of Economics, reflects on India’s ‘inequality problem’. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 9 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Marape’s overseas trip cut short Prime Minister James Marape has returned to Papua New Guinea, cutting short his trip to… Read More

Boosting maritime law enforcement in Southeast Asia and the South China Sea

MICHAEL HEAZLE | Five and a half years on from the international arbitral tribunal’s rejection of China’s expansive South China Sea claims in… Read More


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