2023

Labour mobility impacts on Vanuatu’s tourism industry: Understanding employer perspectives

LEWIS ROTHWELL | This blog post is the first output of a project led by Dr Kirstie Petrou and Dr Tess… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #57

SOVINDA PO | The political situation in Myanmar as of 16 August 2023 Recently, the military junta has extended the country’s state of… Read More

Strategic denial and Australia’s Pacific mindset

This is the first in a three-part series in which GAI Industry fellow Ian Kemish AM explores the history of Australia’s public mindset towards the Pacific. Read More

Memories of Burma’s art scene in the 1970s

ANDREW SELTH  |     As one gets older, memories of past times and old friends tend to fade, but they also become more important… Read More

The AUKUS deal will be hotly debated at the ALP national conference, but its real vulnerabilities lie in America

MATTHEW SUSSEX | This year’s ALP national conference, beginning August 17, promises to be somewhat feistier than its recent COVID-affected (and boring) predecessors. Yet… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 8:  New Democrats

RON BEVACQUA  |  Left-leaning neo-liberals rose to power just as new ideas about economic development and poverty reduction emerged. Old-style New Deal democrats… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 16 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Finance Ministers meet in Fiji The Forum Economic Ministers Meeting has concluded in Fiji. This is one of the standing… Read More

The dangerous ‘cocktail’ of politics and business in Bangladesh

REZA MONEM | Bangladesh is scheduled to hold its next parliamentary election by January 2024. While the opposition parties led by Bangladesh Nationalist… Read More

Breaking boundaries to reimagine space is crucial

SARAH FURMAN AND ELISE STEPHENSON | The Deputy Head of NASA, Pam Melroy, was clear in telling her Australian audience in early… Read More

Are Western intelligence agencies “fuelling an armed rebellion” in Myanmar?

ANDREW SELTH  |     For decades, Myanmar’s generals have been convinced that they are under attack from foreign intelligence agencies, which they believe operate… Read More


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