Posts by Griffith Asia Institute

Australia’s return to must-win wars

PETER LAYTON | It’s been a long time since Australia fought to win a war. Famed military historian David Horner has tied it down… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #43

SOVINDA PO | Political purge in Vietnam   The Vietnamese Communist Party has experienced some instability with two Deputy Prime Ministers stepping down from… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 1 February

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Kiribati to return to the Pacific Islands Forum Prime Minister Rabuka’s recent visit to Kiribati looks to have paid off. Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 5: A uniquely appropriate caricature

Economy, Privatising poverty, Ron Bevacqua, Read More

Uplifting women in the kava industry not a break in Pacific tradition

NIKKI RICHARDSON | In some parts of Vanuatu, women are still forbidden from entering a nakamal, or ‘kava bar’, as it is traditionally a… Read More

Discussions about Pacific aid need to go beyond the instrumental and local voices must be heard

HANNA MCNICOL | After signing a security deal with China in April and a $100 million deal with Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei… Read More

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit!

COLIN MACKERRAS | On 22 January 2023, we celebrate the Chinese New Year, moving from the Year of the Tiger to the Year of… Read More

Fiji’s government may have changed, but the military is making it clear it will not go quietly

JON FRAENKEL  |  We are starting to see what Fiji politics is likely to look like under the new government elected in December 2022. One… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #42

SOVINDA PO | ASEAN’s response to China lifting its travel restrictions China abruptly lifted its Zero Covid Policy, on 8 January 2023, allowing… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 18 January

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Welcome to the Pacific Outlook Bulletin. For 2023, we have a fresh look and a new publishing schedule – the Bulletin… Read More

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