Indonesia and Southeast Asia

Regional wrap

Intellectual discourse during the last fortnight focused heavily on the events and outcomes of the preceding one; several questions remain unanswered in the aftermath of… Read More

Towards women, peace and security in 2020 and beyond

International Women’s Day 2019 provides the opportunity to reflect on and engage in what has been achieved in the Women, Peace and Security agenda. While… Read More

Malaysia joins the International Criminal Court

On Monday, Malaysia ratified the Rome Statute, making it the 124th State party to the International Criminal Court (ICC). The decision to… Read More

AI in Asia: Challenges and opportunities

In today’s information age, artificial intelligence has made a name for itself as a futuristic agent that will take away jobs and leave the planet… Read More

Will Indonesia act to end legal child marriage?

It’s hoped a ruling last month by the country’s Constitutional Court (MK) will lead to an end to child marriage in Indonesia where one in… Read More

Why the Quad won’t ever be an Asian NATO

The most recent meeting of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Singapore last November suggests that the US,… Read More

Understanding the climate change challenge: Lessons from the Pacific

The Griffith Climate Change Response Program (GCCRP) leads Griffith University’s research into climate change adaptation and mitigation. As climate change issues cut across many… Read More

Can the Quad navigate the complexities of a dynamic Indo-Pacific?

The past year has seen the revival of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a mechanism which enables dialogue between four major democracies within the Indo-Pacific region,… Read More

Australia should brace for a volatile year in foreign policy in 2019

By the end of 2019 we should be able to assess how Australia is travelling with the grand plan laid out in the 2017 Foreign… Read More

Israel embassy issue costs Australia’s farmers

What’s really at stake in the stand-off between Canberra and Jakarta over the potential relocation of the Australian embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv… Read More