• Understanding the impact of Sri Lanka’s Easter bombings

    David Ritchie     |      April 28, 2019

    The terror attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people on 21 April have exposed the failings and dysfunction of the government in Colombo and the country’s leaders will need to act decisively to stop the attacks from fuelling inter-communal conflicts.

  • Will Australia gain or suffer from Britain’s Brexit morass?

    Alan Oxley     |      April 26, 2019

    The United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union may eventually present opportunities for Australia. But, while much will depend upon the shape of the final withdrawal agreement, there are measures Australia could take now to develop future opportunities.

  • Australia and Indonesia can strengthen ASEAN

    Graeme Dobell     |      April 25, 2019

    Entering ASEAN would help Australia shape the future of South East Asia in concert with the fast growing democracy of Indonesia.

  • Delving deeper after the ABC’s China investigations

    Andrew Chubb     |      April 20, 2019

    The recent ABC documentary exposing China’s political interference in Australian affairs did little to question the effectiveness of this country’s foreign intervention laws.

  • Unfinished business – Russia’s war on Ukraine

    Kyle Wilson     |      April 11, 2019

    Five years after Russia’s annexation of Crimea and proxy invasion of East Ukraine, the fears that Putin seeks further expansion of Russia’s boundaries are as real as ever.

  • Engaging Europe after Brexit

    Tim Harcourt     |      April 8, 2019

    Australia’s engagement with Europe has traditionally been dominated by its relationship with the United Kingdom. After Brexit, Australia should look to forge stronger ties with Brussels and the continent.

  • Adani is a burning question for Australia-India relations

    Ashok Sharma     |      April 7, 2019

    The Adani coal mine has provoked significant opposition in Australia but this resistance to what India sees as an essential project to help secure its energy future may have a lasting impact on Australia-India relations.

  • Women, mining and conflict in the Asia–Pacific

    Alison Davidian     |      March 30, 2019

    As our region grapples with the responsible management of natural resources, it’s critical that our policies and programming are rooted in advancing the women, peace and security agenda.

  • Can ‘revisionists’ rule the world?

    Rod Lyon     |      March 16, 2019

    A world disordered by the joint efforts of Russia and China to diminish US power and influence — accelerated by some of the US’s own actions — seems to be the near-term reality we’ll be living through.

  • Managing our post-election relationship with China

    Tony Walker     |      March 12, 2019

    No matter who forms the next government, Australian policymakers will need to be flexible – and resourceful – in handling the rise of China in the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Competition in Asia: too little of a good thing

    Adam Triggs     |      March 8, 2019

    Weak competition has a nasty habit of becoming entrenched over time as vested interests tighten their grip and economic clout hardens into political power. Getting on top of Asia’s current competition challenges will pay dividends for years to come.

  • The puzzles of a post-American world

    Graeme Dobell     |      February 20, 2019

    Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is a declaration that the hegemon is declining back to the status of normal big power, worried more about itself than the nature of the international system. Far from making America great again, Donald Trump is the first President of the post-American world.