China and Northeast Asia

The role of democratic governance in improving transparency and accountability of multinational enterprise in resource-rich countries

In achieving the right regulatory paradigm to promote effective governance for the multinational enterprises in resource rich countries, and more specifically on the mining and… Read More

The Trump-Kim summit and US bilateral relations in North East Asia: An Australian perspective

Donald Trump’s disruptive impact on US alliance management was exemplified by two sets of public comments earlier in June 2018. The president’s public condemnation of… Read More

Mai Tai diplomacy in the Indo-Pacific

It’s Mai Tai time again for many of the world’s navies and some air forces. The month-long, biennial Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC)… Read More

Regional wrap

Last fortnight, countries in the Indo-Pacific region, as elsewhere, were absorbed in trying to make sense of the June 12th Singapore Summit between US President… Read More

Griffith Asia Institute Seminar – Urban Housing Challenges in China

Tuesday 5 June 2018, Griffith Asia Institute Seminar, Urban Housing Challenges in China  On 5 June 2018, Dr Zhi Liu, Director of Peking University – Lincoln Institute Centre… Read More

Rethinking grand strategy

Grand strategy may seem an irrelevant idea but it’s not. As Colin Gray declares “all strategy is grand strategy.” Without a grand strategy that explains… Read More

Singapore summit: Why Canberra should lie awake at night

The highly anticipated summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un took place with great fanfare in Singapore last Tuesday, but the debate over its outcomes… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed perhaps one of the most eventful episodes in recent times, with significant ramifications for the Indo-Pacific region. The highly anticipated… Read More

Donald Trump meets Kim Jong-un: China crosses fingers as rising bonhomie may draw North Korea closer to US

Every state appreciates docile neighbours and it is especially true for major powers. China is no exception. It has enjoyed North Korean docility in the… Read More

Asian allies must hope Trump doesn’t sell them out in Korea peace talks

Seasoned analysts of the Korean Peninsula are sceptical about claims of breakthroughs in this part of the world. Despite three inter-Korean summits, several arms control… Read More