Indonesia and Southeast Asia

The fallen idol: Aung San Suu Kyi and the politics of personality

Myanmar studies have always attracted strong views. Particularly since 1988 there has been a history of polemics, biased reporting and emotive commentary. Some scholars and… Read More

Training program on water governance for Lao officials

During September, fifteen Lao nationals from the Faculty of Water Resources, National University of Laos and the Department of Water Resources, Ministry of Natural Resources… Read More

A midnight crackdown in Cambodia

Aided by Chinese support and U.S. indifference, the government has moved to ensure complete dominance ahead of the 2018 elections. The recent arrest, jailing, and… Read More

A big step back for Myanmar

It is always difficult to know exactly what is happening in Myanmar, particularly when eye-witness accounts and reliable reports are dismissed by the Naypyidaw government… 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

Fallen idol

There was a time, not so long ago, when Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi was hailed by the international community as “the bravest… 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

Deepening the Australia-Philippines relationship

On Friday 21 July 2017, the Griffith Asia Institute was delighted to participate in an Australia-Philippines dialogue facilitated by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the… Read More

Aung San Suu Kyi and the Tatmadaw

The democratically elected government in Myanmar under Aung San Suu Kyi has so far disappointed many voters and international observers. Her supporters blame the military… Read More

The battle for Southeast Asia’s soul

Media headlines are stolen by talk of China’s island building in the South China Sea and whether Australia should join in Freedom of Navigation operations… Read More