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Our new model robot armies

Robotic technologies seem set to disrupt warfare in at least two big ways: firstly, in improving productivity making armies equipment-centric; and secondly, in… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed the enunciation of President Donald Trump’s economic and security vision for the Indo-Pacific. Last week, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo,… Read More

Fake monitors endorse Cambodia’s sham election

Dubious electoral endorsements are becoming normal for dictators worldwide. Cambodians went to the polls last weekend, but it was a sham of an election, dominated… Read More

Finance and socio-economic development in Fiji

A recent joint study by Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Krishal Prasad and Griffith University’s Parmendra Sharma and Samsul Alam begins to fill the gaps in the… Read More

The case for a free and open Indo-Pacific

Well before Trump became president, the US’s long-established China policy – a combination of engagement and deterrence sometimes called ‘congagement’ – was beginning to look… Read More

Regional wrap

While the most talked-about development, globally, was the Helsinki Summit between US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin, the Asia Pacific region… Read More

Rupiah’s rough ride – when will it stop?

The Indonesian rupiah has gone through a rough ride this year as the currency continues to weaken against the US dollar. In early May, it… Read More

Age of uncertainty for Asia Pacific

Our Asia-Pacific region is continuing to drive global economic growth as the new financial year sets off. But beneath this layer of business as… Read More

To engage China, or balance it? Lessons from a failed grand strategic exercise

How should a great power manage a rival with an authoritarian government, a state-directed capitalist economy, strong mercantilist tendencies and a “leader for life” that… Read More

There are more foreign firms than we think!

Conventions for how we define things are of fundamental importance. Sometimes, however, we forget to question these conventions. The case at hand is the definition… Read More

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Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 August