Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 27 September

Tess Newton Cain provides her regular review of what you need to know from the Pacific - leaders meet with US President Joe Biden, more turmoil in Vanuatu politics and other news from the region. Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #58

SOVINDA PO | Malaysia, the Philippines, and Vietnam rejected China’s new map  China published a new version of its national map on… Read More

Finding a place for youth leadership in Australia’s new International Development Policy

HELEN BERENTS AND KATRINA LEE-KOO |  Asia and the Pacific are the most youthful regions of the world, with 25 per cent of their populations aged between 15 and 29. Combined, the two regions are home to 60 per cent of the world’s youth. Yet, in Australia’s new International Development Policy, young people are virtually absent as the agents and partners who can forge the region’s future. Read More

Pacific Outlook Bulletin | 13 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Catch up on what's been happening in the Pacific with Tess Newton Cain including a new government in Vanuatu, rugby related angst in Fiji, and much more. Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #57

SOVINDA PO | In this week's Southeast Asia snapshot, Sovinda Po looks at the election of Thailand's new Prime Minister while Singapore gears up for its upcoming Presidential election. Meanshile US, Japan, Australia and the Philippines conduct joint naval drills, highlighting the importance of maintaining strong alliances and fostering regional security in an ever-changing global landscape.. Read More

Whether on Russia or China, clearly Baerbock is driving Germany’s change

IAN KEMISH AM  | Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock’s address to the Lowy Institute this week highlighted the significant changes in German foreign and security… Read More

Wagner chief Prigozhin reportedly killed, but has Putin cooked his own goose?

MATTHEW SUSSEX | Perhaps the most unexpected thing about the plane crash that reportedly killed Yevgeny Prigozhin, the bombastic head of Russia’s infamous Wagner group,… Read More

Southeast Asia snapshot #57

SOVINDA PO | The political situation in Myanmar as of 16 August 2023 Recently, the military junta has extended the country’s state of… Read More

The AUKUS deal will be hotly debated at the ALP national conference, but its real vulnerabilities lie in America

MATTHEW SUSSEX | This year’s ALP national conference, beginning August 17, promises to be somewhat feistier than its recent COVID-affected (and boring) predecessors. Yet… Read More

The dangerous ‘cocktail’ of politics and business in Bangladesh

REZA MONEM | Bangladesh is scheduled to hold its next parliamentary election by January 2024. While the opposition parties led by Bangladesh Nationalist… Read More


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