Topic-Politics

G20 leaders talk up climate action but avoid real commitments, casting a shadow over crucial Glasgow talks

CAITLIN BYRNE AND SUSAN HARRIS RIMMER | The G20 summit in Rome concluded over the weekend with a disappointing outcome for Earth’s climate. Leaders of… Read More

Glasgow showdown: Pacific islands demand global leaders bring action, not excuses, to UN summit

WESLEY MORGAN | The Pacific islands are at the frontline of climate change. But as rising seas threaten their very existence, these tiny nation… Read More

If pushed far enough, would Myanmar leave ASEAN?

ANDREW SELTH | The decision by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations not to invite Myanmar’s military leader to two related summits… Read More

Could defections threaten the survival of Myanmar’s military regime?

ANDREW SELTH  | When Myanmar’s generals seized power on 1 February, sparking an immediate and massive public reaction, it soon became clear the coup would… Read More

What is COP26 and why does the fate of Earth, and Australia’s prosperity, depend on it?

WESLEY MORGAN | In just over two weeks, more than 100 world leaders will gather in the Scottish industrial city of Glasgow for United Nations… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific countries caught up in ‘Pandora Papers’ revelations Two countries in the Pacific islands region feature in revelations in the ‘Pandora… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 22 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific reactions to AUKUS announcement Further to last week’s announcement of a new security relationship between Australia, the USA, and the… Read More

How long can the CCP dominate China?

ROWAN CALLICK | The Chinese Communist Party is at the peak of its power as it enters its second century. But how long can it remain at… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Micronesian leaders remain committed to Forum exit The Micronesian Presidents’ Summit met last week. Their meeting was held online and… Read More

Helmsman Xi takes China back to the future

ROWAN CALLICK | The general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, Xi Jinping, has been inspired by his own scrupulously scripted celebrations of the… Read More

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