Uncategorized

Digital futures: Financial inclusion in the Asia Pacific

ERIN WATSON-LYNN AND TENGFEI WANG | The outcomes of harnessing digital technologies for financial inclusion will pay dividends for people at the bottom of… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #21

SOVINDA PO | Ferdinand Marcos Jr seeks military presence in the South China Sea During the Philippines’ Presidential Debate on 15 February 2022, Ferdinand… Read More

South East Asia Snapshot #19

SOVINDA PO | Indonesia passes a law to move its capital from Jakarta to Borneo The Indonesian government passed a bill on 18 January… Read More

The new Commander of the Indonesian National Armed Forces and the future of Indonesia-Australia defence relations

EMILIA YSTININGRUM  |  On 17 November 2021, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially inaugurated General Andika Perkasa as the new Commander of the Indonesian National… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | COVID-19 surge in New Caledonia highlights risks to Pacific island countries A rapid surge in COVID-19 cases in New Caledonia… Read More

Road to COP26: Timeline of Pacific diplomacy

TESS NEWTON CAIN | ‘Climate diplomacy’ encompasses the interactions, practices and protocols through which state and non-state actors advance and negotiate their interests relating… Read More

Learning in the grey zone: how democracies can meet the authoritarian challenge

MATTHEW SUSSEX | Innovation by authoritarian nations in the ‘grey zone’ is becoming one of the most serious challenges facing contemporary democracies. It has… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 2 June

Fiji struggles to manage the latest COVID-19 outbreak In Fiji, the number of cases of COVID-19 infections is rising. As of Monday evening, there… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 12 May

Today for Pacific Outlook, the Weekly Bulletin from Tess Newton Cain looks at COVID-19 developments in Fiji and PNG, the new Pacific Resilience Facility, the UXO legacy in Solomon Islands, tensions in West Papua and ongoing electoral drama in Samoa. Read More

Coping with COVID-19: The perilous case of vaccine inequality

The Lancet Commission has urged the global community that rapid vaccination on a global scale is essential in tempering and, finally, prevailing over COVID-19. This in… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
Antarctica adrift: Australia’s southern blind spot
Reflections on press freedom as a pillar of democracy
Supernatural beliefs in today's China