2023

Southeast Asia Snapshot #60

SOVINDA PO | Thailand Prime Minister’s Visit to Cambodia     After being elected as the 30th prime minister on 22 August 2023, Thailand… Read More

Regional Outlook | Ten years of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): Evolution and the road ahead

CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL WANG  |   Griffith Asia Institute and Green Finance and Development Center Joint Working Paper | 20-MINUTE READ | Download… Read More

Policy Brief | An agenda for Australia-Republic of Korea climate cooperation with Southeast Asia

ALICE NASON  |  Griffith Asia Institute Policy Brief | 30-MINUTE READ Executive summary Download PDF The intensification of climate change will… Read More

Maritime safety for lives and livelihoods: The multiplier effect of a well-connected Pacific

HEATHER WRATHALL | This article provides a comprehensive overview of the maritime safety needs of the Pacific region and its impact on various aspects of development, such as economic productivity, access to essential services, and achievement of Sustainable Development Goals. It effectively highlights the challenges faced by maritime services and suggests Australia could partner with the Pacific to increase access to safe maritime transportation. Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 11 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN | A fortnighly summary of recent developments and news in the Pacific region. It covers various topics including the upcoming BRI Forum, Compact negotiations, Vanuatu's new Prime Minister, Pacific tourists caught in Israel violence, Forum Trade Ministers meeting in Fiji, and Tuvalu's new Constitution. Read More

Bigger moves, bigger expectations: Biden’s US-Pacific Island Forum Summit

SEAN JACOBS  |  An insightful analysis of the recent US-Pacific Island Forum Summit and highlights two important observations. The author effectively discusses the notable absence of the Solomon Islands Prime Minister due to his ties with Beijing and emphasises the need to balance Washington's security concerns with the development priorities of the Pacific Island Countries (PICs). Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #59

SOVINDA PO | Update of Vietnam’s foreign policy Despite being a socialist country with a non-democratic form of government, Vietnam has recently made… Read More

Myanmar military nuclear ambitions: Fact or fiction?

ANDREW SELTH  |    A front page story in the Sydney Morning Herald in 2009 confidently predicted that within five years Myanmar would have its… Read More

Griffith Asia Institute moving forward

CHRISTOPH NEDOPIL WANG  |    It is with great pleasure I write to introduce myself as the newly appointed Director for the Griffith Asia… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 27 September

Tess Newton Cain provides her regular review of what you need to know from the Pacific - leaders meet with US President Joe Biden, more turmoil in Vanuatu politics and other news from the region. Read More


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