Answering China’s South China Sea flying safety challenge

PETER LAYTON | China continues to double down on its dangerous intercept of an Australian maritime surveillance aircraft flying in international air space in the… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 13 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Kiribati breaks away from Forum Just as the 51st meeting of Pacific Islands Forum leaders was about to get underway Kiribati… Read More

Keeping everyone in the tent: The Pacific Islands Forum remains whole

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    A last-minute agreement has avoided rupture in the Pacific Islands Forum. As the agreement was negotiated, regional strengths… Read More

Indian Ocean rivalries: China and India in the Indian Ocean

PETER LAYTON | China is a one-ocean country with a two ocean posture. In the Pacific, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) focuses on… Read More

Will Australia’s new climate policy be enough to reset relations with Pacific nations?

WESLEY MORGAN | Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is hoping his government’s more ambitious climate policy will help reset Pacific relations when he meets… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #30

SOVINDA PO | Myanmar’s junta-appointed Defense Minister attends ASEAN defense meeting On 22 June 2022, Myanmar’s military-appointed Defense Minister, General Mya Tun Oo,… Read More

China, Russia and climate change: why Australia’s place at the NATO Summit was so important

SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | Prime Minister Anthony Albanese admitted at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) Public Forum that some Australians may not… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Foreign Ministers to meet ahead of PIF This week sees a meeting of the Pacific Islands Forum’s Foreign Ministers. This comes… Read More

Myanmar’s civil war and the myth of military victory

ANDREW SELTH  |   Over the past few months, there has been a significant shift in the tone of the expert commentary on Myanmar’s civil… Read More

Creating women’s entrepreneurial resilience by building forward better

ANNE SIMMONS-BENTON AND CAITLIN BYRNE  |  A stark reality to emerge from the devastation of COVID-19 has been the global decline in women’s… Read More


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