Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Quality infrastructure and natural disaster resiliency

Extreme disasters have become more frequent in recent years, with some observers believing that this effect is partially due to climate change. Although fewer… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight has been a witness to a few interesting events and developments. US President Donald Trump’s in fresh trouble after it was… Read More

Myanmar: Postage stamps and political signals

A new set of stamps by Myanmar Post again draws controversy over “national races” labels to categorise the population. Myanmar’s former military regime … Read More

Regional wrap

Summit season is once again under way as world leaders converge in New York for the United Nations General Assembly leaders’ week. One of… Read More

The rise of sophisticated authoritarianism in South East Asia

With a majority of countries in South East Asia currently under autocratic leadership and little history of liberal democracy in the region, Dr Lee Morgenbesser… Read More

The Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA): A game changer?

A decade has passed since the formation of the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), which is finally on the cusp of its final stages… Read More

With new coastguard, Myanmar looks to improve maritime security

In March this year, Myanmar’s Defence Ministry submitted a proposal to parliament to establish a national coastguard. Given strong support for the… Read More

Regional wrap

The past fortnight witnessed the unfolding of important events with deep significance for the region. Perhaps the most important development was the re-internationalisation of the… Read More

Deepening regional cooperation on sustainable development and climate change

A delegation from Griffith Asia Institute traveled to Indonesia from 20-23 August 2019 to participate in the Dialogue on Deepening Regional Cooperation on Sustainable Development and… Read More

Can the Philippines and Australia elevate their partnership to a strategic level?

Human rights concerns may limit cooperation, but the cyber domain is an area for collaboration. Before his departure for Japan to attend the highly-anticipated… Read More