Deep sea mining—can it sink the visions in Pacific regionalism?

PATRICK KAIKU | Pacific island states have combined custodianship over some of the richest and most extensive Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs) in the… Read More

Confident, competent, inconsistent: Australia’s strategic personality

IAN HALL | There is broad agreement that Australian diplomacy and defence policy need to change to meet the challenges posed by a… Read More

Australia’s Foreign Aid Dilemma | Reviewed by Cain Tess Newton

Griffith Asia Institute researcher, Dr Tess Newton Cain shares a book review on Australia's Foreign Aid, written by Jack Corbett Read More

Asia Stories | The humble cosmopolitan with Luis Cabrera

Professor Luis Cabrera chats about his latest book The humble Cosmopolitan and what led him on the path to studying Asia. Read More

China’s Challenges and International Order Transition: Beyond “Thucydides’s Trap”

The aim of the book is to broaden the debate beyond the “Thucydides Trap” perspective currently popular in the West. Rather than offering a single argument, this volume offers a platform for scholars, especially Chinese scholars vs. Western scholars, to exchange and debate their different views and perspectives on China and the potential transition of international order. Read More

Contested Multilateralism 2.0 and Asian Security Dynamics

Kai He and his contributors debate the reasons for this contested multilateralism and the impacts it will have on the region’s security and political challenges. Using a diverse range of theoretical and empirical perspectives, these leading scholars contribute views on the diverse multilateral strategies of the great and middle powers in the region. As in other edited volumes, there is no one consensus argument shared among the contributors. Instead, the authors represent diverse IR theoretical approaches, different methodologies, and competing conclusions. Read More

Asia Stories | Adapting international criminal justice in South East Asia with Emma Palmer

Professor Renee Jeffery talks to Griffith Law School's Dr Emma Palmer about her latest book Adapting International Criminal Justice in Southeast Asia. Read More

Burma (Myanmar) since the 1988 uprising: A select bibliography (Third edition)

ANDREW SELTH  | When nation-wide pro-democracy demonstrations were crushed by the armed forces in 1988, thrusting Myanmar (Burma) into the world’s headlines, there was… Read More

Belt and Road: The case for ‘wait and see’

IAN HALL | Nick Bisley is right to call for a clearer – and I would add more confident – Australian strategy towards China. But… Read More

The political economy of sustainable development: Policy instruments and market mechanisms

PUBLISHED BY: Edward Elgar Publishing DATE PUBLISHED: 27 Nov 2015 FORMATS: Hardback and eBook ISBN: 9781783474837 eISBN: 9781783474844 Purchase the book Since the Rio… Read More


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