Topic-Politics

Payne and Reynolds leave Washington with key ‘wins’—and room to disagree with US on China

Rowan Callick says the Australian team went to 'unusual lengths' to participate in this week’s annual Australia-US ministerial (AUSMIN) talks in Washington. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 22 July

In this week’s Pacific bulletin, Tess Newton Cain looks at COVID-19 update, unemployment support progress in the northern Pacific, PNG supports China in UN vote, Fiji Budget handed down and pardons in Vanuatu. Read More

Potential North Korean narrative shift and the Chinese precedent

Griffith Asia Institute Adjunct Fellow, Andray Abrahamian co-authored and article with Rose Adams that draws comparisons between China-US rapprochement as a precedent of potential DPNK-US relations. Read More

PNG’s peril is Beijing’s chance

Papua New Guinea was the only Pacific country to back China’s harsh security legislation for Hong Kong. Rowan Callick suggests PNG's declining economy may be pushing them closer to Beijing. Read More

Regional wrap | 54

 ‘Australia has to act; we have to build the region and the world we want. If we don’t, others will do it for us. And… Read More

China, if you think everyone’s against you, it’s time to reflect

Beijing’s foreign policy has to take into account challenges from both nuclear-armed neighbours and strategic competitors. But it’s time for self reflection on whether ‘wolf warrior’ diplomacy is the best response, says Kai He Read More

Women are most affected by pandemics — lessons from past outbreaks

Women are most affected by pandemics. The social and economic impacts of COVID-19 fall harder on women than on men. Governments need to gather data and target policy to keep all citizens equally safe, sheltered and secure. Read More

Hong Kong: The finishing blow

On the 30th of June, Beijing imposed the new National Security Law on Hong Kong. Rowan Callick shares his insights. Read More

How shared distrust of China Is fueling closer India-Australia relations

Professor Ian Hall, Griffith Asia Institute shares insights on the strengthening of India-Australia Relations Read More

How Xi Jinping is reshaping the world

Rowan Callick shares insights into How Xi Jinping Is Reshaping the World Read More

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

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