There are a number of reasons why deficits and debt do matter, even if the debt is effectively owed to the central bank and even if it has been created in a recession, or in anticipation of one – as is the case for the COVID-19 to the economy. Read More
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
Tess Newton Cain's weekly bulletin looks at the gender-based violence in PNG, social impacts of COVID-19 in Fiji, New Caledonia referendum, opposition party in Fiji and the new Kiribati president’s agenda. Read More
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
Tess Newton Cain's weekly bulletin looks at the deferral of the changeover for Secretary General, Kiribati elections overshadowed, 9th COVID-19 case in PNG, trade developments in Solomon Islands and PNG and USP reinstates VC. Read More
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