Professor Ian Hall

After Marawi: Advancing Australia–Philippines strategic relations

Last week, the Asia Pacific Pathways to Progress Foundation and the Griffith Asia Institute co-hosted a Philippines–Australia Track II dialogue in Manila, focusing… Read More

Modi plays by the “rules” at Shangri-La

Sometimes what politicians don’t say is as important as what they do say. So it was with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi’s … Read More

Debating China’s influence in Australia

Stories of attempts by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to influence Australia’s political processes, gather intelligence, or simply intrude into government and commercial IT… Read More

Should Australia push back against China’s economic statecraft?

China’s hold over large enterprises allows it to manipulate Chinese companies to align with state interests. It gives China the rare ability to use economic… Read More

India in Australia’s evolving Indo-Pacific outlook

Few differences between the 2003 Foreign Policy White Paper and the 2017 version are as stark as the treatment of India. In the earlier document,… Read More

Australia’s search for a China policy

The Sydney Morning Herald journalist Peter Hartcher recently opined that for all Donald J. Trump’s manifest faults, the President has done one good thing: he has ‘shocked’… Read More

Coral Bell and the ‘concert of powers’ problem

The End of the Vasco da Gama Era is vintage Coral Bell: bold and trenchant, with plenty on which both academics and policymakers might chew. Read More

Belt and Road: The case for ‘wait and see’

Nick Bisley is right to call for a clearer – and I would add more confident – Australian strategy towards China. But should this involve signing… Read More

Doklam, the diplomacy of anger, and the Sino-Indian standoff

The ten-week standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam, in territory disputed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Bhutan, was finally concluded on… Read More

Modi’s foreign policy under pressure

It is hard to remember now, but before Narendra Modi came to power in May 2014, many reputable pundits thought it would take time before… Read More