Region-China and North East Asia

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

Oxen Are More Reliable Then Rats: A Personal Reflection

Most of us were probably happy to farewell the Year of the Rat (2020). I know I was. By any standard it was an awful… Read More

Best Biden bide his time on China

Democracies usually get out of a pickle by changing their government and starting afresh. In 2021 the Biden Administration will get to work on reviving… Read More

The China connection

Since March 2020 the world has been in the grip of an intensifying COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented event raises a series of pertinent issues about… Read More

China: Tribute where tribute is due

In 2012, Australia’s federal government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a White Paper on “Australia in the Asian Century.” This included a list… Read More

Ad hoc arrangements or multiplying multilaterals?

The Macquarie Dictionary recently released its word(s) of the year for 2020: doomscrolling and rona. When it comes to international relations, however, the winning… Read More

Bad relations with China are not in Australia’s interests

Our leaders tell us continually that they will stand up to China on behalf of Australia’s interests. But I cannot see how the deteriorating relations… Read More

Regional wrap | 63

The past fortnight witnessed further worsening of Sino-Australian relations and more evidence of how China intends to punish Australia to set an example for other… 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

China still in the mood to pull Australia their way

Even as the world has been transfixed by the vulnerabilities and the excitements of democracy in America, Beijing has underlined its own hugely contrasting pathway… Read More

Achieving strong COP26 outcomes on climate finance for the Pacific through climate diplomacy
Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Winning the AI-enabled war-at-sea
Credit unions, savings and loan societies: Challenges and opportunities in PICs

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