Region-PNG and the Pacific

Regional wrap

The past fortnight witnessed the unfolding of important events with deep significance for the region. Perhaps the most important development was the re-internationalisation of the… Read More

Inclusion inspires global financial agenda but how does it fare in the small Pacific Island Countries? The case of Vanuatu

The ideology of inclusion is indeed increasingly inspiring and influencing the global financial sector agenda—the literature is becoming progressively replete with country, regional and worldwide… Read More

Can Scott Morrison deliver on climate change in Tuvalu – or is his Pacific ‘step up’ doomed?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Last week’s Pacific Islands Forum comes at an important time in the overall trajectory of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s very… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight was marked by not one but two history-defining international events in different theatres of the Indo-Pacific: one in South Asia and the… Read More

Morrison’s moment of truth in the Pacific

WESLEY MORGAN | Can Australia’s prime minister convince the leaders of Pacific Island countries that he is serious about regional… Read More

Everything but China is on the table during PNG prime minister’s visit

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Papua New Guinea Prime Minister James Marape is visiting Australia this week, his first overseas trip since he was… Read More

Monetary policy transmission in PNG

Literature on monetary policy transmission channels is vast—it is one of the most extensively investigated issues in social sciences. Academics, researchers, and policy-makers alike have… Read More

Regional wrap

We’re slowly but surely drifting towards an era of a new Cold War between the US and China and nowhere is it going to be… Read More

How mateship made way for freedom, democracy and rule of law

Australia’s diplomatic language has evolved during a period of instability and risk, but is practice following? Read More

Regional wrap

This fortnight, millions of Hong Kongers took to the streets to protest against a proposed bill that would allow them to be extradited to… Read More


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