Topic-Economies and development

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 26 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   UK Foreign Minister visits Pacific The UK Foreign Secretary, Hon James Cleverly, visited the Pacific islands region recently. He met… Read More

Mekong River: Turning declaration into actions

ANDREA HAEFNER | Australia has been engaged in the Mekong region for decades, including supporting the Mekong River Commission. This support has been multi-faceted… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 29 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |   Pacific responses to AUKUS announcement The recent AUKUS announcement regarding the pathway to nuclear-powered submarines for Australia prompted a… Read More

Privatising Poverty Series Part 6: Meet TINA (again)

RON BEVACQUA  |  As discussed in the fifth post in this series, right-leaning neo-liberalism is a political project dressed up as economic… Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 15 March

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Vanuatu comes to grips with cyclone aftermath  Further to the impacts of not one but two cyclones within the… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #46

SOVINDA PO | The Philippines joins the RCEP   The Philippine Senate ratified the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade… Read More

Ways forward for India and ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific

IAN HALL | India’s relationships with the states and societies of Southeast Asia and with the ASEAN itself have, of course, been transformed… Read More

What can the Pacific learn from Brisbane 2032?

SEAN JACOBS  |  With the hefty price tag of hosting an Olympic and Paralympic Games, and the fear of creating ‘white elephant’ venues… Read More

Adani’s downfall – how a leading member of India’s Billionaire Raj fell victim to a stock market rout

YAN ISLAM | In 2018, James Crabtree, wrote a tome on India entitled ‘The Billionaire Raj’. His concern was that India, characterized… Read More

Reform versus remittances? Pacific states, leadership, and economic reform

SEAN JACOBS  |  Remittances are often put forward as a solution to poverty alleviation efforts in Pacific island countries – a “win-win for Australia… Read More

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