Region-China and North East Asia

Japan and the Pacific—introducing PALM

ISABELLA BROWN AND TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  The Pacific Leaders Meeting (PALM) is a summit-level meeting that began in 1997 and has been held… 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

Digital futures: Financial inclusion in the Asia Pacific

ERIN WATSON-LYNN AND TENGFEI WANG | The outcomes of harnessing digital technologies for financial inclusion will pay dividends for people at the bottom of… 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

Data security, market competition and emerging mobile payment platforms in the Asia Pacific

HUI FENG, LUKE HOUGHTON, ERNEST FOO, DIAN TJONDRONEGORO AND KHONDKER MOHAMMAD ZOBAIR | Mobile payment platforms (MPPs) have become the vanguard of financial technology… Read More

China’s grey zone tactics amount to far more than just laser games

PETER LAYTON | Just after lunchtime Thursday 17 February, China for the first time undertook grey zone actions in the seas… Read More

Indonesia’s G20 poised to advance women’s economic empowerment

CAITLIN BYRNE | Indonesia’s hosting of the G20 offers transformative potential for advancing issues of gender equality and women’s economic empowerment on the global… Read More

Looking beyond Ukraine: A view from Australia

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | Writing on current geopolitical affairs, let alone trying to predict what 125,000 Russian troops will do tomorrow, is a challenge. Void… Read More

Boosting maritime law enforcement in South East Asia and the South China Sea

MICHAEL HEAZLE | Five and a half years on from the international arbitral tribunal’s rejection of China’s expansive South China Sea claims in July… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
The Pacific Step-up: Drowning not waving
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy
Gender based violence in Papua New Guinea