• Australia takes the scenic route back to normality

    ANU Editorial Board     |      October 7, 2021

    As Australia emerges from the COVID pandemic, it must now face new challenges in terms of climate change and economic renewal.

  • Tokyo’s Olympic countdown

    ANU Editorial Board     |      June 29, 2021

    Postponed from last year, the Tokyo Olympic Games are set to kick off in less than a month, although the decision to proceed in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic remains steeped in controversy.

  • The return of the G7

    ANU Editorial Board     |      June 15, 2021

    The G7 is back. A post-Brexit ‘Global Britain’ has ambitions for an international leadership role and has coordinated a call from the Group of Seven advanced economies for reform of global rules.

  • The uncharted road to recovery

    ANU Editorial Board     |      May 19, 2021

    The horrifying scale of the COVID-19 crisis in India should be warning enough that the path of the global health and economic recovery is still unknown.

  • Bringing Burma back from the brink

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 25, 2021

    Myanmar’s military junta has ditched any effort to put a benign face on the coup it held at the start of February.

  • Asia and the USA after Trump

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 18, 2021

    Donald Trump’s disastrous Presidency damaged the USA’s relations with its Asian allies, and President Biden has many bridges to rebuilt to contain the rise of China.

  • America’s choice and Asia’s future

    ANU Editorial Board     |      November 2, 2020

    Whoever claims victory in the US presidential contest this week, Washington’s grasp over Asia’s future is on the wane.

  • Making supply chains great again

    ANU Editorial Board     |      October 21, 2020

    COVID-19 highlighted the interconnected nature of modern economies and how disruptions can spread rapidly to other countries through complex production systems.

  • Industrial policy won’t cure COVID woes

    ANU Editorial Board     |      August 23, 2020

    COVID-19 has seen governments unleash a fresh wave of industry policy as politicians abandon markets to boost their preferred industries, but it may end up doing more harm than good.

  • Populists in a pandemic

    ANU Editorial Board     |      August 12, 2020

    No amount of rhetorical smoke-and-mirrors can outweigh voters’ lived experiences of losing economic security or losing loved ones as a result of COVID-19 — as populist leaders the world over are now quickly learning.

  • The missing pieces in Australia’s security strategy

    ANU Editorial Board     |      July 23, 2020

    A more comprehensive national strategy should involve a commitment that optimises the deployment of all policy instruments — diplomatic and economic, as well as military — to safeguard Australia’s national interests abroad.

  • Securing supply chains after COVID-19

    ANU Editorial Board     |      June 11, 2020

    Supply chains can be made more resilient by making society more resilient. People should be able to shift jobs to respond to crises and external shocks as production priorities change rapidly.