Region | China and Northeast Asia

Map of Northeast Asia including China, Japan, Republic of Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Hong Kong.

Griffith University is aligned with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to tackling global challenges around partnerships for the goals.

View our expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest developments in Northeast Asia, including China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, North Korea, Mongolia and Hong Kong.

Soft balancing and the slow demise of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

IAN HALL | On July 4, 2023, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation virtual leaders’ summit. Much of the … Read More

AUKUS sets sail in the Indo-Pacific

PETER LAYTON | Australia’s acquisition of a replacement for its Collins class conventional submarine fleet is proving remarkably complicated. The 2009 Australian Defence White… Read More

Chinese spy bases on Myanmar’s Great Coco Island? Here we go again

ANDREW SELTH  |   A little history should help dampen some wild speculation about eavesdropping facilities in the Indian Ocean. On 31 March, Chatham House… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | Surviving the new cold war as a middle power

PERSPECTIVES:ASIA | PETER K LEE | In the evolving landscape of the Indo-Pacific, middle powers such as Australia are confronted with increasingly complex choices between the… Read More

‘No indication of aliens’: spy balloon saga continues to surprise amid rising US–China tension

PETER LAYTON | Over the past week, the US has realised and revealed that an active fleet of Chinese spy balloons has been operating across… Read More

Chinese grey zone spy balloons over the American heartland

PETER LAYTON | Bizarrely, the Chinese have sent a high-flying spy balloon deep into the American heartland. The logic is that such balloons fly more… Read More

Australia’s return to must-win wars

PETER LAYTON | It’s been a long time since Australia fought to win a war. Famed military historian David Horner has tied it down… Read More

Welcome to the Year of the Rabbit!

COLIN MACKERRAS | On 22 January 2023, we celebrate the Chinese New Year, moving from the Year of the Tiger to the Year… Read More

Mad world: global flashpoints to watch in 2023 in the era of ‘polycrisis’

SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | When 2022 began, there was trepidation about what might happen in at least ten regions. Topping most lists were concerns… Read More

Who wins in the US, China climate arms race

WESLEY MORGAN | This year’s COP27 UN climate summit is being held amid heightened geopolitical competition. Growing rivalry between the United States and… Read More

Subscribe

Please enter your details to receive articles as they are published.

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.