A view from afar: Australia and the Arctic

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | The Arctic is once more in geopolitical free fall. Australia should construct an approach to its Arctic interests informed by our… Read More

Reimagining a future that values the lives, experiences and cultures across the Asia Pacific

EMILY HOUSE | Our futures are constantly shaped by the past. But who is this future shaped for? The future is often offered to… Read More

Australia-India-Japan trilateral cooperation for strengthening supply chain resilience

SHINO WATANABE | The rise of the minilateral framework has been a defining characteristic of multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific in recent years. The Quadrilateral… Read More

Antarctica adrift: Australia’s southern blind spot

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | When it comes to Antarctica there are four key problems Canberra faces. First, Australia overlooks its southern flank in somewhat of… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  PNG rocked by sudden death of Deputy Prime Minister Just as Papua New Guinea heads into an election campaign, the country… Read More

This is where we live: Has Australia been a good neighbour in the Pacific?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    I was once asked “why should Australians care about what happens in the Pacific? and my response was (or… Read More

A coordinated developmental agenda for the Quad

TEESTA PRAKASH | Aid, or Official Developmental Assistance (ODA), is an integral part of the Asia-Pacific regional architecture, particularly in South East Asia which… Read More

A new era in the Indo-Pacific? Strengthening the regional order in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

DAVID ANDREWS | Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, over 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country, another 1.85 million are… Read More

Australia spent billions on jet fighters off the plan. Now, we’re having trouble even flying them

PETER LAYTON | There’s a problem with Australia’s brand new fighter jet—it’s just not that reliable. As a result, it flies about 25… Read More

Australia’s Ukraine policy

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | Australia has committed a significant aid package to Ukraine and applied further sanctions against Russia. Though this European security crisis unfolds… Read More


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Our research focuses on the trade and business, politics, governance, security, economies and development of the Asia Pacific and their significance for Australia. Griffith University is committed to advancing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) across the region.