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The role of democratic governance in improving transparency and accountability of multinational enterprise in resource-rich countries

In achieving the right regulatory paradigm to promote effective governance for the multinational enterprises in resource rich countries, and more specifically on the mining and… Read More

Regional wrap

Power politics, trade wars and a humanitarian rescue mission dominated headlines in the Asia Pacific region over the course of the last fortnight. The most… Read More

The Trump-Kim summit and US bilateral relations in North East Asia: An Australian perspective

Donald Trump’s disruptive impact on US alliance management was exemplified by two sets of public comments earlier in June 2018. The president’s public condemnation of… Read More

The rise of armed unmanned aircraft

Editorial note: In the first of a two-part article, Dr Peter Layton explores the evolution of the armed unmanned aircraft from its first use in… Read More

Mai Tai diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific

It’s Mai Tai time again for many of the world’s navies and some air forces. The month-long, biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)… Read More

After Marawi: Advancing Australia–Philippines strategic relations

Last week, the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation and the Griffith Asia Institute co-hosted a Philippines–Australia Track II dialogue in… Read More

Regional wrap

Last fortnight, countries in the Indo-Pacific region, as elsewhere, were absorbed in trying to make sense of the June 12th Singapore Summit between US President… Read More

What’s in a name: Burma or Myanmar?

A decision by the US to accept the name Myanmar seems unlikely any time soon. When Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD)… Read More

An unlikely Asian success story? Revisiting the Bangladesh paradox of bad governance and good development outcomes

Once derided as an ‘international basket case’ following its emergence as an independent nation in 1971 after a bitter war of liberation with Pakistan,… Read More

Singapore summit: Why Canberra should lie awake at night

The highly anticipated summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un took place with great fanfare in Singapore last Tuesday, but the debate over its outcomes… Read More

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Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 10 August