Region-Australia

Encourage foreign investment to spur recovery

Social distancing restrictions imposed in response to the COVID-19 Crisis (the “CVC”) caused Australia’s worst recession since the 1930s—an experience shared by economies worldwide. With… Read More

What does 2021 hold for Australia’s relationship with the United States?

IAN HALL | It is safe to say that the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. was greeted with great sighs of relief… Read More

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US election results and 'truth decay' RCEP done and dusted Morrison-Suga summit and a new Indo-Pacific defence pact Read More

Nuclear Ban Treaty: Wishful thinking over realism

Lacking enforcement mechanisms or a practical path toelimination, the treaty has little chance of being effective. You could be forgiven for assuming that governments of the world inhabit… Read More

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The past fortnight may well have been the prologue to the most consequential event this year, and perhaps, this decade. As I write this fortnightly… Read More

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India invites Australia to Malabar. Japanese PM Suga's Southeast Asian outreach. Thai protests take a serious turn. Read this and more from Aakriti Bachhawat in Regional Wrap. Read More

US election: The future of our planet is on the ballot

The 2020 US presidential election is a pivotal moment for global efforts to tackle climate change. No matter the result, Australia will face renewed pressure to do its share to reduce emissions. Read More

Foreign Minister Payne flies out for Quad diplomacy

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  What a relief it must have been for Australia’s Foreign Minister, Marise Payne to step on a plane earlier this week. Read More

Budget 2020: we need a strict supply side focus to fix this government induced recession

This recession is not remotely related to any previous recession Australia has experienced says Tony Makin. Read More

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In Regional Wrap with Aakriti Bacchawat- China's flexing of military muscle over Taiwan Wang-Jaishankar meeting fails to achieve peace at LAC Fresh political drama in Malaysia Read More

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