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Regional wrap

- Australia leads calls to review the WHO's functioning - Sino-US tensions escalate in the South China Sea - India tightens crucial foreign investment policy Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Vanuatu has a new government Vanuatu has a new government. The Parliament sat on April 20th, a month after… Read More

Unpacking governance and democracy in the Asia Pacific

The recently published book Governance and Democracy in the Asia-Pacific: Political and Civil Society, explores the theoretical and empirical relationship between democracy and governance in the Asia-Pacific region. The book addresses a major theoretical problem and a gap in the academic and policy related literature on governance and democracy in the Asia-Pacific region. Multilateral institutions, international NGOs, and many in the academic community have operated with some doubtful assumptions. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Impacts of Tropical Cyclone Harold The impacts of Tropical Cyclone Harold are being felt in four countries across the… Read More

Regional wrap

US passes Taipei Act -China's fresh adventurism in the South China Sea and Taiwan Strait- India's lockdown threatens a humanitarian crisis Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Tropical Cyclone Harold in the region On top of dealing with the impacts of Covid-19, the arrival of… Read More

COVID-19 responses: Why feminist leadership matters in a crisis

Gender equality is not just for good times, it matters in a crisis. Susan Harris Rimmer and Elise Stephenson on Covid19 Read More

India goes into lock-down to fight COVID-19: Is the cure worse than the disease?

India goes into lock-down to fight COVID-19: Is the cure worse than the disease as desperate migrant workers struggle to get home. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

COVID-19 impacts felt across the region The impacts of the global pandemic that is COVID-19 are being felt across the region. Several countries have declared… Read More

COVID-19 and South East Asia: the week that was

Weekly snapshots from the region present an opportunity for Australia and Southeast Asian nations to keep watch of each other, and to learn from shared experiences. In this update we look back on the week that was, Monday 23 to Sunday 29 March 2020. Read More


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