Topic-Politics

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Australia commits $270 billion to boost defence capability. CCP's draconian national security law comes into effect in Hong Kong. India bans 59 Chinese apps amid border tensions Read More

Stepping up? Improving relations with Pacific countries

A new policy brief from the Griffith Asia Institute suggests that if Australia is to strengthen relations with Pacific island countries, policymakers will need to engage more closely with the concerns of Pacific leaders. Above all, Pacific countries want Australia to help tackle their greatest security threat: climate change. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 1 July

Tess Newton Cain's weekly bulletin looks at the gender-based violence in PNG, social impacts of COVID-19 in Fiji, New Caledonia referendum, opposition party in Fiji and the new Kiribati president’s agenda. Read More

Designing an Australian grand strategy for China

A grand strategy involves developing and applying national power to improve the relationship our nation has with another. This whole-of-nation activity integrates multiple interests while using diverse forms of power including diplomatic, economic, societal, cyber and military. Dr Peter Layton, Visiting Fellow at Griffith Asia Institute shares insights on an Australian Grand Strategy for China. Read More

In Trump’s shadow: The evolving Australia-India partnership

Professor Ian Hall shares his thoughts on the catalytic effect of the Trump Presidency on the evolving Australia-India partnership Read More

China is not an enemy

According to world renowned Sinologist, Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras AO FAHA, the downward spiral of Australia-China relations is getting near a tipping point towards a Cold War and must be stopped Read More

Tools for managing complex negotiations

Dr Larry Crump Larry submitted a survey article on the state of practice titled “Tools for managing complex negotiations.” Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 June

Tess Newton Cain's weekly bulletin looks at the deferral of the changeover for Secretary General, Kiribati elections overshadowed, 9th COVID-19 case in PNG, trade developments in Solomon Islands and PNG and USP reinstates VC. Read More

India-China: Pressure at altitude

A shocking fight in Galwan Valley leaves India with dangerous choices, while China thinks it has an upper hand. Professor Ian Hall shares his insights. Read More

Principles of Australian grand strategy for China

A cascade of recent events has sharpened the need for Australia to devise a coherent response to China’s growing influence both in the bilateral relationship as well as globally. Peter Layton and John Lee suggest the concept of a grand strategy. Read More


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