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Guarding against growth fetishism: The case of India

In recent years, India has acquired the mantle of the fastest growing economy in the world. Its convergence with respect to both China and… Read More

Modi plays by the “rules” at Shangri-La

Sometimes what politicians don’t say is as important as what they do say. So it was with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s … Read More

Regional wrap

  The last fortnight witnessed stunning theatrics and turnarounds vis-a-vis the proposed summit meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More

The scourge of sexual violence in Myanmar

Why the latest epidemic was entirely predictable “The international community, especially the UN Security Council, has failed us. This latest crisis should have been prevented… Read More

Xi Jinping’s window of opportunity in Latin America

On January 2015 the first meeting of the China – CELAC (Community of Latin American and Caribbean states) forum was held in Beijing. It was… Read More

Griffith represents Australia at the APEC Study Centre Consortium Conference in Papua New Guinea

According to its mission statement, APEC is the premier Asia-Pacific economic forum, whose primary goal is to support sustainable economic growth and prosperity in the… Read More

Using a Clausewitzian Dictum to rethink achieving victory

“War is thus an act of force to compel the enemy to do our will.” —Carl von Clausewitz, On War, Book 1, Chapter 1. Clausewitz’s… Read More

Regional wrap

US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement with Iran dominated global headlines this fortnight. This… Read More

Markets vs voters and the 2018 Malaysian elections: The questionable credibility of credit rating agencies

Millions of ordinary voters in Malaysia mustered moral courage and harnessed the yearning for change to oust the incumbent government led by Najib Razak. Read More

Australia’s immigration policy: Political and economic lessons for Europe

Far right European politicians have apparently ‘fallen in love’ with a particular aspect of Australian immigration policy, namely, the government’s abysmal… Read More

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