Topic-Public Diplomacy

The India-Australia bond and its impact on the Indo-Pacific

PETER LAYTON | For several decades, the relationship between Australia and India seemed limited to Commonwealth, cricket and curry. Today however, geostrategic changes, globalisation… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level meeting to resolve the Micronesian 5 Impasse A number of Pacific leaders gathered in Fiji this week. They… Read More

Pacific proposals – Five ideas for an incoming government

TESS NEWTON CAIN | The Pacific dominated political discourse in the recent federal election. As a new Labor government enters power, a proper plan… Read More

Deep listening: Putting communities at the forefront of making meaningful art

FELICITY CASTAGNA | As part of QAGOMA’s 10th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT10) several community and arts leaders were brought together to… Read More

Australia-India-Japan trilateral cooperation for strengthening supply chain resilience

SHINO WATANABE | The rise of the minilateral framework has been a defining characteristic of multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific in recent years. The Quadrilateral… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 4 May

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  PNG and Fiji elections update In Papua New Guinea, the dates of this year’s elections have been set. The start of… Read More

Southeast Asia Snapshot #25

SOVINDA PO | Indonesia passes bill on sexual violence On 12 April 2022, the Indonesian parliament passed the long-awaited sexual violence bill. The… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 April

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Security agreement between Solomon Islands and China finalised The proposed security agreement between Solomon Islands has now been finalised, with… Read More

Can states have strategic personalities?

IAN HALL AND RENÉE JEFFERY | In The Interpreter last month, Bec Strating and Joanne Wallis weighed into the debate about Australia’s “strategic personality” and how it should… Read More

A coordinated developmental agenda for the Quad

TEESTA PRAKASH | Aid, or Official Developmental Assistance (ODA), is an integral part of the Asia-Pacific regional architecture, particularly in South East Asia which… Read More


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