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Determinants of private sector credit in Papua New Guinea

It is widely accepted that finance is sine qua non for start-up, establishment and expansion of a private sector enterprise; capital is indeed critical for… Read More

Pragmatism, politics and the rise of China

It was a lively evening recently at Hurricane’s, the new Australian ribs joint in Beijing, with pin-up snowboarder Scotty James charming a large crowd of… Read More

From Brisbane to Bougainville: A personal reflection on the referendum

Hope comes from within every one of us and it is the greatest motivation one could ever find. The role hope played in the referendum… Read More

Partners on the journey in 2019

2019 Asia Future Fellow, Mark Batakin reminded us recently of an old Chinese proverb: ‘He who returns from a journey is not the same… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Bougainville votes for independence The results of the Bougainville referendum were announced last week. After two weeks of polling, verification and counting proceeded smoothly… Read More

Climate adaptation and businesses: The case for private sector leadership in the Asia Pacific

Why climate risk management matters for businesses Climate change adaptation is often described as a local issue and therefore the responsibility of local governments and… Read More

Who is driving the Pacific agenda?

Background The Pacific region is currently the focus of attention by Pacific rim powers mainly concerned about their own security and economic prospects.  The geopolitical… Read More

Who’s leading, and where are we going?

Global leadership works best when liberal great powers embrace a shared, inclusive vision of global order, jointly manage the challenges to that order, and fund… Read More

How dangerous is the South China Sea?

While territorial disputes in the South China Sea are hotly debated in international relations, they hold relatively little weight in the grand scheme of China’s… Read More

Environmentally sustainable water management in the Asia Pacific

Balancing water needs for human use and for the protection of freshwater ecosystems is one of society’s great challenges. Freshwater is not distributed uniformly across… Read More

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