India and South Asia

Limiting China’s future strategic predominance

Mr Peter Varghese AO, recently retired Department of Foreign Affairs head, has laid out his vision of a possible new regional order.  The order… 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

Modi’s foreign policy under pressure

It is hard to remember now, but before Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014, many reputable pundits thought it would take time before… Read More

Ian Hall wins prestigious journal prize

Professor Ian Hall, acting Director of the Griffith Asia Institute and Professor in the School of Government and International Relations at Griffith University, has been… Read More

Fiscal consolidation: An Armenian case study

Adjunct Professor Yan Islam was invited by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), Moscow and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of the Armenian government… Read More

Is Exercise Malabar another snag in Australia-India relations?

Reports that the Indian government intends to block Australia’s participation in this year’s Malabar naval exercises are a setback for Canberra. However, better indicators of… Read More

Re-energising the Australia-India Partnership

Malcolm Turnbull took a substantial delegation of business and university leaders to India this week with the aim of re-energising a partnership with India that… Read More

The Australia­­–India–Japan trilateral: converging interests… and converging perceptions?

Back in 1967, the Australian National University held a conference on the theme, India, Japan, Australia: Partners in Asia? It was an interesting time to… Read More

Nepal’s comprehensive peace agreement: human rights, compliance and impunity a decade on

In November 2006, the Government of Nepal and the Communist Party of Nepal-Maoist signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) designed to bring more than a… Read More