2023

A Tale of Two Myanmars

ANDREW SELTH  |   As the civil war in Myanmar drags on, most foreign governments appear to have concluded that the military regime will survive… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #52

SOVINDA PO | The current political situation in Cambodia  Ahead of the national elections in July 2023, Cambodia has seen more political momentum… Read More

Pacific Perspectives on the World three years on: progress, problems, and gaps

JAMES COX  |  In 2019 I convened a team of local and Australian researchers (led by Griffith’s Tess Newton Cain) who brought together the… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 7 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Great Council of Chiefs convenes  In Fiji the Bose Levu Vakaturaga (Great Council of Chiefs) has convened… Read More

Tourism in the Pacific post-COVID-19

YA SHE | In 2022 most Pacific nations reopened their border to tourists. An absence of tourists for two years had caused disruption… Read More

Myanmar’s intelligence war: The battle of wits and wiles against the junta

ANDREW SELTH  |   In one of the British army’s first primers on “small wars”, Charles Callwell wrote in 1896 that “in no class of warfare… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #51

SOVINDA PO | The outcomes of the 42nd ASEAN Summit   The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) convened the… Read More

The significance of Biden’s (almost) Papua New Guinea visit

SEAN JACOBS  |  The late US Secretary of State George Shultz noted that “diplomatic visits are an important expression of presidential priorities.” Despite… Read More

Why Western fighter jets are critical to Ukraine’s success—and how Australia could help

MATTHEW SUSSEX | US President Joe Biden’s decision on 19 May to help facilitate Ukraine’s efforts to procure advanced fourth-generation fighter… Read More

The Pacific scorecard: How has Penny Wong fared in her first year as Foreign Minister?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   With Foreign Minister Penny Wong at the helm of foreign policy, the Albanese government has set a strong standard for… Read More


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