Commentary

People love pandas but what’s really behind China’s panda diplomacy?

CAITLIN BYRNE | There is no question, the world loves China’s giant pandas. The enigmatic, reserved herbivores evoke goodwill wherever they travel. With numbers… Read More

Advancing foreign investment in APEC

TONY MAKIN | Since the early 1990s, international trade growth has persistently eclipsed foreign investment growth in the Asia-Pacific. Over this time Asia-Pacific… Read More

ANZUS and China

ROWAN CALLICK | China was front of mind as the ANZUS Treaty was framed, was signed and came into force. The Chinese Communist Party… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific Islands Forum Chair responds to the IPCC report The Chair of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) has released a… Read More

Afghanistan: then and now

YAN ISLAM | Afghanistan is in the news these days as the Taliban, ousted from power following the US-led invasion in 2001, has returned… Read More

A culture of insecurity

MARK BEESON | It’s not too controversial to suggest that the global environment isn’t in great shape, or even that it may never be… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 18 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Significant changes mooted ahead of elections in PNG Papua New Guinea is scheduled to hold general elections during next… Read More

Energy poverty and inequality in Sri Lanka

MANEKA JAYASINGHE, SELVA SELVANATHAN AND SAROJA SELVANATHAN | Energy poverty is defined as the absence of sufficient choice in accessing adequate, affordable, reliable, high… Read More

Responding to China’s unending grey-zone prodding

PETER LAYTON | The best way to counter China’s grey-zone activities may be a measured forward-planning approach that proceeds step-by-step. China remains hard… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 11 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific Islands Forum leaders meet online The leaders of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) met online at the end of… Read More

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