Public Diplomacy

Reading between the lines of North Korea’s letter

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly has been busy sending open letters to various foreign parliaments. Our letter seems specifically… Read More

Doklam, the diplomacy of anger, and the Sino-Indian standoff

The ten-week standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam, in territory disputed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Bhutan, was finally concluded on… Read More

A Contested Asia: What comes after US strategic predominance?

2017 Griffith Asia Lecture by Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 6 September 2017 I would like to begin by commending… Read More

Australia–Philippines strategic relations: taking the long view

The Philippines is poised to become strategically more important to Australia, leading to opportunities for intensified defence cooperation. At a recent dialogue held in Manila… Read More

Five Eyes and the perils of an asymmetric alliance

Five Eyes is the oldest and most prominent intelligence alliance in the world. But does Australia’s membership in the alliance expose it to undue influence… Read More

Storytelling, soft power and the craft of public diplomacy

Last month, Griffith Asia Institute invited one of Australia’s emerging artists: musician, singer and songwriter Marcus Corowa, to launch the Roundtable on Soft Power… Read More

Watch this space: the Pacific’s great ocean states

It is now widely accepted that the 21st century will be a ‘Pacific Century’ for global geopolitics, with the Pacific Ocean providing the stage1. Read More

Insights on soft power: Dialogue on emerging trends in the Indo-Pacific

The Griffith Asia Institute, in partnership with DFAT and the Korea Foundation, convened an international dialogue on soft power and public diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific… Read More

Soft Power in the Indo-Pacific: Emerging models and themes

What are the challenges and opportunities facing soft power in the 21st Century? How do these translate in the diverse and dynamic Indo-Pacific? Can public… Read More

Public diplomacy in the Pacific

When the United States or any other Western country embraces a “pivot to Asia” as a central element of its foreign policy, it must be… Read More