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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

Can COVID-19 advance gender equality in China’s health policies?

The coronavirus pandemic revealed the disconnect between wishful official edicts and rigid social conventions. 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

Duelling diplomacy over Southeast Asia’s most important river

Despite climate change and the cost hydropower dams, Mekong River nations will find it difficult to turn away from China. Read More

Trump took a sledgehammer to US-China relations. This won’t be an easy fix, even if Biden wins

Dr Hui Feng, shares his insights on US-China relations and why a new president won't fix the problem. Read More

China’s image problem is worsening globally. It’s time for Beijing to consider a diplomatic reset

As the increasingly virulent anti-China rhetoric has made clear in recent months, China has not been very popular in countries like the US and Australia… 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

Thought Trump’s coronavirus diagnosis was a pre-election shocker? Wait until he plays the Taiwan card

The world was shocked, if not entirely surprised, by US President Donald Trump’s Covid-19 diagnosis earlier this month. But there could be more “October surprises”… 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

Competence in a crisis: the new marker of soft power in a chaotic world

Aside from its devastating human impact, COVID-19 has revealed deep social, economic and political fault lines in and across the global system. How states and other global actors engage in this system and the extent to which they mine, obscure or seek to bridge emerging fault lines for advantage will reflect on their soft power. 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.