Region-Australia

Stepping up? Improving relations with Pacific countries

A new policy brief from the Griffith Asia Institute suggests that if Australia is to strengthen relations with Pacific island countries, policymakers will need to engage more closely with the concerns of Pacific leaders. Above all, Pacific countries want Australia to help tackle their greatest security threat: climate change. Read More

Australian Grand Strategy, China and security

As conversation about Australia’s public policy response to Beijing’s increasing antagonism towards the nation continues to evolve, Dr Peter Layton, visiting fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, has responded to senator Jim Molan’s critique of Dr Layton’s ‘Grand Strategy’ concept. Read More

Designing an Australian grand strategy for China

A grand strategy involves developing and applying national power to improve the relationship our nation has with another. This whole-of-nation activity integrates multiple interests while using diverse forms of power including diplomatic, economic, societal, cyber and military. Dr Peter Layton, Visiting Fellow at Griffith Asia Institute shares insights on an Australian Grand Strategy for China. Read More

In Trump’s shadow: The evolving Australia-India partnership

Professor Ian Hall shares his thoughts on the catalytic effect of the Trump Presidency on the evolving Australia-India partnership Read More

The two great threats of 2020: coronavirus – and Keynes

The fiscal response to the COVID-19 pandemic leaves an economically threatening legacy of high budget deficits and public debt. Professor Tony Makin shares his insights. Read More

China is not an enemy

According to world renowned Sinologist, Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras AO FAHA, the downward spiral of Australia-China relations is getting near a tipping point towards a Cold War and must be stopped Read More

Principles of Australian grand strategy for China

A cascade of recent events has sharpened the need for Australia to devise a coherent response to China’s growing influence both in the bilateral relationship as well as globally. Peter Layton and John Lee suggest the concept of a grand strategy. Read More

Regional wrap | 52

Deaths at the Sino-Indian border after 46 years. North Korea ratchets up fresh tensions with South Korea. Australia sets up a disinformation task force Read More

Book Review | Australia’s Foreign Aid Dilemma

Griffith Asia Institute researcher, Dr Tess Newton Cain shares a book review on Australia's Foreign Aid, written by Jack Corbett Read More

ANALYSIS | Whither Australia-China Trade?

The Australia-China trade relationship is currently under significant strain. Professor Tony Mankin from the Griffith Asia Institute shares his insights. Read More

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