Posts by Griffith Asia Institute

The source of Xi Jinping’s extraordinary power

Speech by Rowan Callick at the China Studies Centre, Melbourne University, March 14 2019 Xi Jinping has become the most powerful person in the world. Read More

“They are us”: Ardern’s leadership in the face of crisis

“They are us.” The words that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern chose to express her condolences to the victims of last Friday’s Christchurch… Read More

Symposium on lessons from the Global Financial Crisis

On 7 March Griffith Asia Institute’s APEC Study Centre co-hosted, with the Economic Society of Australia, a symposium at Ship Inn on Lessons from the… Read More

Regional wrap

Intellectual discourse during the last fortnight focused heavily on the events and outcomes of the preceding one; several questions remain unanswered in the aftermath of… Read More

The impact of the Kashmir crisis on the Indian election

These words, spoken by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a visit to Ahmedabad this week, show clear parallels to a famous … Read More

Inaugural Witoelar Dialogue: Deepening regional cooperation on climate change and sustainable development

The inaugural ‘Witoelar Dialogue’ was held on Thursday, 7 March bringing diplomats, policy officials and influencers together in conversation about deepening regional cooperation on climate… Read More

Towards women, peace and security in 2020 and beyond

International Women’s Day 2019 provides the opportunity to reflect on and engage in what has been achieved in the Women, Peace and Security agenda. While… Read More

Malaysia joins the International Criminal Court

On Monday, Malaysia ratified the Rome Statute, making it the 124th State party to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The decision to… Read More

There’s a silver lining in the clouds over the North Korea negotiations

The failure of high-level discussions may force Washington and Pyongyang to start more effective working-level talks. On Thursday afternoon, as it became clear that lunch… Read More

Regional wrap

The events of the last fortnight will continue to be talked about and debated for decades to come. It will be remembered as the fortnight… Read More