Topic-Politics

Bad relations with China are not in Australia’s interests

Our leaders tell us continually that they will stand up to China on behalf of Australia’s interests. But I cannot see how the deteriorating relations… Read More

Regional wrap | 63

The past fortnight witnessed further worsening of Sino-Australian relations and more evidence of how China intends to punish Australia to set an example for other… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #8

A fortnightly snapshot of what’s making headlines in South East Asia. Malaysia to hold election post-pandemic Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced last Saturday that… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 December

COVID-19 and court cases add to the political turmoil in PNG The political turmoil in Papua New Guinea shows no sign of letting up. Several… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 25 November

Budget passed in Papua New Guinea In a further twist to the political drama playing out in PNG, the Marape government was back in Parliament… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #7

SouthEast Asia Snapshot with Dr Lucy West - Myanmar’s ruling NLD win absolute majority - Thai lawmakers consider constitutional amendments Read More

Facebook: Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.

Pacific governments face a crucial dilemma with social media. How they react will define our future. The decision this week by Solomon Islands’ cabinet… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 11 November

New President in Palau Palau has a new leader. The new President is Surangel Whipps. His opponent in the run-off, Ray Oilouch conceded late… Read More

A climate for change in the Pacific

Pacific island states hope to work with a new administration in the White House to galvanise global action on climate change, writes Wesley Morgan. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 November

Controversial funding of biomedical start-up in Papua New Guinea Government funding of a biomedical start-up in PNG has caused controversy. Niugini Biomed was established as… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 September
Common prosperity should be valued in China and not disparaged by critics
COVID-19 rhetoric and governance in the Philippines

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