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Hawke on foreign policy

The Hawke Government came to power in March 1983 during a turbulent period in international affairs. The world was… Read More

Mobilisation in the information technology era

Artificial intelligence, big data, virtual reality, robotics, cloud computing.  The information technology (IT) revolution rolls on, progressively changing the world. The revolution is most… Read More

Another round in PNG’s great game

Papua New Guinea’s new prime minister, James Marape, is virtually unknown in Australia. The lazy excuse is that the country’s leadership changes so often it’s… Read More

Lest we forget the post-election reality: ‘Happiness’ in Modi’s India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to another landslide victory in the 2019 Indian elections that was even bigger than the… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was one of those never-ending ones, where Indo-Pacific watchers witnessed the unfolding of spectacular geopolitical developments with long-term implications for regional security. Read More

Rethinking US grand strategy

Great power competition is today’s defining strategic issue.  Crucially this competition is seen as remaining below the level of great power armed conflict,… Read More

Australia has voted – what does this mean for the Pacific?

Not content with watching our elections and those of our Pacific island neighbours, I also kept a fairly close eye on the Australian federal elections… Read More

Ghost of Tiananmen still haunts

However high China’s skyscrapers soar, however huge the economy grows, however hurriedly the belt and road girdle the earth, the blemished history of the country’s… Read More

Japan: From Heisei to Reiwa

Last week, Bruce Miller AO, Australia’s former Ambassador to Japan delivered our Perspectives: Asia seminar reflecting on Japan’s recent imperial transition, and the significance of the shift from the Heisei to… Read More

India election: National security helped ‘watchman’ Narendra Modi win, but major challenges loom

India’s recent election campaign was overshadowed by a suicide bombing in Kashmir, retaliatory air strikes against alleged terrorist targets a few days later, and then an … Read More