PNG and the Pacific

Regional wrap

There are certain world events that mark a before and after for how we regard some phenomena. Far-right extremism and mass shootings weren’t on the… Read More

“They are us”: Ardern’s leadership in the face of crisis

“They are us.” The words that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern chose to express her condolences to the victims of last Friday’s Christchurch… Read More

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

How integrated are financial sectors of the PICs within the region and with Australia?

Despite the abundance of studies, the subject of financial integration continues to captivate the interest of scholars and policy-makers alike. If adequately facilitated, directed and… 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

Perspectives:Asia | In search of safe ground in the Pacific

John Rodsted, Adjunct Professor, Queensland College of Art, photographer, author and film maker spoke to us after his recent visit to the United Nations in… Read More