Aung San Suu Kyi: Why defend the indefensible?

ANDREW SELTH  | This week, the world was treated to an extraordinary sight. Aung San Suu Kyi, the Nobel Peace Prize winner once … Read More

China-ASEAN South China Sea Code of Conduct – Are we there yet?

In June this year the 35th ASEAN Summit delivered the release of ASEAN’s long-awaited Outlook on the Indo-Pacific. The Outlook provides a common script for… Read More

Bringing the defence force into Australia’s climate-change fight

PETER LAYTON | It’s time to structure the Australian Defence Force for this long, hot century. That doesn’t mean making it better suited to… Read More

Australia’s F-35s: Lessons from a problematic purchase

PETER LAYTON | It suddenly seems the Air Force needs major recapitalisation, just as its force structure is being renewed… Read More

Assessing the state of the rule of law in South East Asia

The rule of law is a principle concerning the relationship between a government and its citizens. At the core of the rule of law is… Read More

Undeclared air strikes: Between war and peace

PETER LAYTON | Airpower has long been a favoured instrument in Middle Eastern wars, and none more so than by Israel. The country has… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | State of play in cyber-space: risks and implications of struggles for power in cyberspace

On Thursday 19 September 2019, The Griffith Asia Institute (GAI) and the Australian Centre of Asia-Pacific Art (ACAPA) at QAGOMA welcomed the sixth seminar… Read More

With new coastguard, Myanmar looks to improve maritime security

ANDREW SELTH  | In March this year, Myanmar’s Defence Ministry submitted a proposal to parliament to establish a national coastguard. Read More

Connecting the Spokes: Trade, investment and economic relations

The theme of this conference, Connecting the Spokes, implies a hub. In general terms, both the Philippines and Australia tend to view the US, perhaps… Read More

The Philippine policy of linking spokes together: A focus on the Philippine-Australian security partnership

In late May 2017, about 1,000 Islamic militants led by the Maute group and fighting under the black flag of Islamic Army of Syria and… Read More

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