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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

What does 2021 hold for Australia’s relationship with the United States?

It is safe to say that the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. was greeted with great sighs of relief in Canberra, at least in… Read More

The impact of COVID-19 on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights in Myanmar

Social and political institutions limit women and girls’ access to economic independence and political representation in Myanmar. This includes women and girls’ access to sexual and reproductive care, including family planning services. Read More

Australian Grand Strategy, China and security

As conversation about Australia’s public policy response to Beijing’s increasing antagonism towards the nation continues to evolve, Dr Peter Layton, visiting fellow at the Griffith Asia Institute, has responded to senator Jim Molan’s critique of Dr Layton’s ‘Grand Strategy’ concept. Read More

China is not an enemy

According to world renowned Sinologist, Emeritus Professor Colin Mackerras AO FAHA, the downward spiral of Australia-China relations is getting near a tipping point towards a Cold War and must be stopped Read More

Mapping the cost of the pandemic to women in the Indo-Pacific

A new survey is a wake-up call for governments and organisations to direct urgent funding to women’s peace and security. Professor Sara Davies from Griffith Asia Institute shares her insights. Read More

COVID-19 and South East Asia: the week that was

Cambodia receives 16 tonnes of medical supplies from China Indonesia's President bans mudik Philippines extends lockdown in several provinces across Luzon Singapore prepares temporary mega-structures to accommodate migrant workers Vietnam begins to ease COVID-19 restrictions Read More

Regional wrap

- Australia leads calls to review the WHO's functioning - Sino-US tensions escalate in the South China Sea - India tightens crucial foreign investment policy Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

Pacific countries dealing with COVID-19 Pacific island countries are continuing to deal with the impacts of COVID-19. Revised travel restrictions have been issued by several… Read More

At the G20, a focus on sideshow diplomacy and photo opps, with limited material gains

What a weekend it’s been: global leadership, diplomacy and theatrics, all at play on the world stage. US President Donald Trump – never one to… Read More

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Supernatural beliefs in today's China

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