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COP25 delay tactics hamper setting ambitious targets

The 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) is currently taking place in Madrid, Spain. Officially opened last Monday, the event will run through to 13 December. Read More

The state in the neighbourhood: A snapshot of Queensland’s engagement in the Asia Pacific

Significant transformation in Australia’s neighbourhood—the rise of Asian economies, cities and middle classes, unprecedented digital disruption, and near insatiable demands for knowledge, innovation and infrastructure—offers… Read More

Regional wrap

Concerns about the Chinese Communist Party’s nefariously growing interference into the region (and Australia’s) domestic politics, society and academy dominated the headlines Down Under this… Read More

More questions after the Pacific Q&A

Perhaps the most telling exchange on this week’s Q&A broadcast from Suva came right at the end. Alex Hawke (Australian Minister for International Development… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

PNG budget handed down The budget for 2020 (the Marape government’s first) has been handed down in Papua New Guinea. The budget reveals more… Read More

Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them

Almost 200 world leaders gather in Madrid this week for climate talks which will largely determine the success of the Paris agreement, and by extension,… Read More

The state of the step-up: Australia’s engagement with the Pacific

Since winning the election in May 2019, Scott Morrison has maintained his categorical statement that the Pacific islands region is ‘front and centre of Australia’s… Read More

The power of the ballot box

The remarkable people of Hong Kong — long written off by outsiders as conformists focused on turning a buck — keep confounding the stereotypes. With… Read More

Nepal’s border pains: burning effigies of Modi and Xi

Earlier this week, some agitated Nepalese youths poured onto streeets and burnt effigies of Narendra Modi and Xi Jinping – executive heads of two neighboring… Read More

Nuclear deterrence and the US–Australia alliance

Speaking at the Hudson Institute in Washington two weeks ago, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds affirmed Australia’s readiness to play a more active role… Read More

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