2023

Soft balancing and the slow demise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

IAN HALL | On July 4, 2023, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation virtual leaders’ summit. Much of the … Read More

What’s behind Australia’s $1 billion defence deal with Germany?

PETER LAYTON | Early last year, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz declared Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a major historical turning point—a zeitenwende. That turning point… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #54

SOVINDA PO | Indonesia moves site of ASEAN military drills away from the South China Sea In less than a month after… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 7: The rise of left-leaning neo-liberalism

RON BEVACQUA  |  This blog began last year by marking the 50th anniversary of a new approach to economic development and poverty reduction. Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 5 July

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Shipping and climate change in focus for Pacific countries Negotiations ahead of this week’s meeting of the International Maritime Organization… Read More

Australian Defence’s Forgotten Indian Ocean Territories

PETER LAYTON | ‘Location, location, location’ is the key to understanding Australia’s Indian Ocean Territories (IOT). Christmas Island is some 1500km from Australia with… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #53

SOVINDA PO | ASEAN to hold its first joint military exercise The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will conduct its first-ever… Read More

The persistence of sexual violence in conflict: Ending the zero-sum approach

SARA E DAVIES AND JACQUI TRUE | Over twenty years ago, UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on Women, Peace and Security… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 21 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   Troubled times for James Marape In Papua New Guinea, Prime Minister James Marape is having a rocky time of things. Read More

Expanding the Women, Peace and Security agenda to the next frontier—space

KAREENA DHILLON AND ELISE STEPHENSON | The United Nations’ Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda reflects strong evidence that involving women in… Read More


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