Commentary

How long can the CCP dominate China?

ROWAN CALLICK | The Chinese Communist Party is at the peak of its power as it enters its second century. But how long can it remain at… Read More

Common prosperity should be valued in China and not disparaged by critics

COLIN MACKERRAS  | Recent news on China has been replete with items about “cracking down” on the rich, celebrities, the use of video games by… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COVID-19 surge in New Caledonia highlights risks to Pacific island countries A rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in New Caledonia… Read More

Matching strategic and defence policy to the climate challenge

BRENDAN SARGEANT | Australia is experiencing a series of cascading crises. While the most immediate is the Covid-19 pandemic, the global and regional strategic… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Micronesian leaders remain committed to Forum exit The Micronesian Presidents’ Summit met last week. Their meeting was held online and… Read More

Helmsman Xi takes China back to the future

ROWAN CALLICK | The general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, has been inspired by his own scrupulously scripted celebrations of the… Read More

Pacific NCDs and COVID-19

STEVE POLLARD | This should be the time to recall the value of human health, but how is it really valued, and can the… Read More

China’s ‘surveillance creep’: how big data COVID monitoring could be used to control people post-pandemic

AUSMA BERNOT, ALEXANDER TRAUTH-GOIK AND SUE TREVASKES | China has used big data to trace and control the outbreak of COVID-19. This has involved a… Read More

How much does China benefit from the Taliban victory over the United States?

COLIN MACKERRAS | The mainstream Western media have questioned numerous Taliban assurances that it has changed in the twenty years since it was last in… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COVID-19 resurges in French Polynesia In French Polynesia, the number of COVID-19 cases has surged once more. In recent days the… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
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COVID-19 rhetoric and governance in the Philippines

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