• AI in Asia

    ANU Editorial Board     |      December 5, 2023

    The scope for AI to reshape economies and drive growth is obvious, but effective, efficient and thoughtful regulation is desperately needed to ensure that the benefits are not monopolised or squandered.

  • Asia’s demographic challenge

    ANU Editorial Board     |      July 4, 2023

    The ageing and shrinking of populations in many parts of East Asia will be a defining part of their economic and social development this century, just as the trade-fuelled economic boom was in the latter half of the previous one.

  • We will not be assimilated

    ANU Editorial Board     |      May 9, 2023

    Fatalism is always intellectually fashionable. Plenty of intellectuals said the Cold War was unwinnable and Russia would crush Ukraine. Similarly, those who believe Asia – and Australia – will inevitably be dominated by China are similarly mistaken.

  • Man is born free, but he lives in global supply chains

    ANU Editorial Board     |      August 6, 2022

    It’s hard to imagine a more thorough stress test for globalisation than the double whammy of a once-in-a-century global pandemic followed by a land war between two of the world’s major commodity producers.

  • Maintaining a global agenda

    ANU Editorial Board     |      July 13, 2022

    Global uncertainties have given birth to pronouncements that range from nonsense to seriously dangerous such as that the WTO is dead and that globalisation has run its full course, but the WTO is not dead, and neither is globalisation.

  • 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.