Commentary

Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision for a just and equitable post-colonial world, with India leading the way

IAN HALL | Jawaharlal Nehru was not just the architect of modern India and the country’s first prime minister. He also played a central role in… Read More

It’s gold, gold, gold for Japan and its uplifting Games

ROWAN CALLICK | Two months ago The Economist castigated Japan for its obduracy—one dictionary definition, “stubborn persistence in wrongdoing”—for deciding to press ahead with… Read More

Preparing Australia to respond to disasters—at home and abroad

PETER LAYTON | The COVID pandemic relentlessly rolls on but prescribed burns have now also begun across Australia as the next bushfire season… Read More

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy

TESS NEWTON CAIN | ‘Climate diplomacy’ encompasses the interactions, practices and protocols through which state and non-state actors advance and negotiate their interests relating… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 August

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Forum Foreign Ministers focus on COVID-19 recovery The Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) Foreign Ministers met during last week in… Read More

Small-state responses to strategic dynamics in the Indian Ocean

CAITLIN BYRNE | The Indian Ocean is a vast and dynamic domain. Yet, much like its Pacific counterpart, it is too easily cast as… Read More

Missile controls in East Asia

TANYA OGILVIE-WHITE AND TANVI KULKARNI | A global race to acquire sophisticated long-range missiles is underway, despite their destabilizing impact on international security. This… Read More

Australia’s constructive diplomacy in an era of contest

CAITLIN BYRNE | The 2017 Australian Foreign Policy White Paper defined Australia as a “regional power with global interests.” Ambitious in nature, this… Read More

Pacific climate diplomacy – strength in solidarity

MAHENDRA KUMAR | Over the last 10 years or so, the Pacific Small Island Developing States (PSIDS), have demonstrated, through various significant events,… Read More

Climate change and maritime boundaries: Pacific responses and implications for Australia

REBECCA STRATING AND JOANNE WALLIS | Climate change has the potential to undermine the maritime resource entitlements of Pacific island states. Resource-rich maritime areas… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok: A showcase of Russia’s pivot to Asia?
COVID-19 rhetoric and governance in the Philippines
Sustaining business succession plans in chaebols: The cases of Samsung and Hyundai

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