Region-Australia

What is COP26 and why does the fate of Earth, and Australia’s prosperity, depend on it?

WESLEY MORGAN | In just over two weeks, more than 100 world leaders will gather in the Scottish industrial city of Glasgow for United Nations… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Hosted by… Read More

Matching strategic and defence policy to the climate challenge

BRENDAN SARGEANT | Australia is experiencing a series of cascading crises. While the most immediate is the Covid-19 pandemic, the global and regional strategic… Read More

Advancing foreign investment in APEC

TONY MAKIN | Since the early 1990s, international trade growth has persistently eclipsed foreign investment growth in the Asia-Pacific. Over this time Asia-Pacific… Read More

A culture of insecurity

MARK BEESON | It’s not too controversial to suggest that the global environment isn’t in great shape, or even that it may never be… Read More

Learning in the grey zone: how democracies can meet the authoritarian challenge

MATTHEW SUSSEX | Innovation by authoritarian nations in the ‘grey zone’ is becoming one of the most serious challenges facing contemporary democracies. It has… Read More

Australia’s closed border is costing the economy $36.5 million a day

Australia doesn’t expect to reopen its international borders until well into 2022. The border has been closed since March 2020. That decision has been instrumental… Read More

Unprecedented is not a reason to be unprepared

With the Oceania region ranked as the greatest disaster risk area worldwide, Peter Layton says countries need to improve their responses to crises and disasters as unprecedented times may call for unprecedented solutions. Read More

Australia has more to lose in a human rights ‘face off’ with China

China is stepping up human rights accusations against Australia following numerous condemnations Australia has made on the same grounds. Before intensifying criticisms of China’s human… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #9

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Malaysia deports more than 1,000 Myanmar nationals Earlier this week Malaysia deported 1,086… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
One region, one family, one report: Activating trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific islands region
Myanmar's military mindset
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy

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