2023

The latest risk: the intelligence sector’s stifling lack of diversity?

ELISE STEPHENSON AND SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | In recent years, many global intelligence agencies are turning their eye inward with major reforms,… Read More

Putting PNG’s police shortage on the agenda

SEAN JACOBS  | A recent string of gruesome kidnappings of young women in Papua New Guinea’s Highlands have highlighted not only the persistent… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #56

SOVINDA PO | Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announces resignation In a landmark announcement on 26 July 2023, Cambodia’s Prime Minister (PM) Hun… Read More

Chinese policing deals in the Solomon Islands

JON FRAENKEL | Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has used Chinese money to shore up his government. Whether alignment with Chinese interests… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 2 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Marshall Islands accepts Compact funding offer In something of an about turn, the government of Marshall Islands has agreed to… Read More

A call to collective action

SPEECH BY DAME MEG TAYLOR | Gathering on this land, we acknowledge the Yugara and Turrbal peoples, the traditional custodians. We sincerely respect their… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #55

SOVINDA PO | The political situation in Cambodia Cambodia held its national election on 23 July 2023 with 18 political parties registered… Read More

A Queensland defence and security perspective

PETER LAYTON | Australia has no international land borders but only just. Queensland’s Saibai Island is only 4km from Papua New Guinea… Read More

Has history left Aung San Suu Kyi behind?

ANDREW SELTH  | It has been suggested recently that Myanmar’s imprisoned State Counsellor, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been left behind by history… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 19 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Prime Minister Sogavare returns from China The Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, Manasseh Sogavare, has returned from a trip… Read More


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