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Glasgow showdown: Pacific islands demand global leaders bring action, not excuses, to UN summit

WESLEY MORGAN | The Pacific islands are at the frontline of climate change. But as rising seas threaten their very existence, these tiny nation… Read More

The rise and decline of the World Bank’s Doing Business Report: Why India and Indonesia should be concerned

IYANATUL ISLAM | There was a time when the creators of the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index (EoDB) encapsulated in its Doing… Read More

What is COP26 and why does the fate of Earth, and Australia’s prosperity, depend on it?

WESLEY MORGAN | In just over two weeks, more than 100 world leaders will gather in the Scottish industrial city of Glasgow for United Nations… Read More

Afghanistan: then and now

YAN ISLAM | Afghanistan is in the news these days as the Taliban, ousted from power following the US-led invasion in 2001, has returned… Read More

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way

IAN HALL | Jawaharlal Nehru was not just the architect of modern India and the country’s first prime minister. He also played a central role in… Read More

Small-state responses to strategic dynamics in the Indian Ocean

CAITLIN BYRNE | The Indian Ocean is a vast and dynamic domain. Yet, much like its Pacific counterpart, it is too easily cast as… Read More

Australia’s constructive diplomacy in an era of contest

CAITLIN BYRNE | The 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper defined Australia as a “regional power with global interests.” Ambitious in nature, this… Read More

The UN resolution on global happiness: An Asian perspective

Bhutan, a small, land-locked Asian country, became one of the first, if not the first, in the world to dethrone GDP and enshrine ‘Gross National… Read More

Bangladesh at 50: South Asia’s ‘standout star’?

Early this year, Bangladesh celebrated its 50th year as an independent nation. ‘The country was born’, writes Bloomberg columnist Mihir Sharma, ‘amid famine and war;… Read More

Return to Empire: Belarus surrenders its sovereignty

The decision by Alexander Lukashenka’s autocratic government to force a Ryan Air passenger jet to land in Minsk – so that it could arrest… Read More

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