• 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.

  • Six things we learned from Davos

    Colin Chapman     |      February 16, 2019

    From Prince William and Sir David Attenborough’s chat on habitat loss to a pep talk from Alibaba’s Jack Ma, AIIA Fellow Colin Chapman outlines some of the highlights from the 2019 World Economic Forum.

  • Author’s detention raises awkward China questions

    Tony Walker     |      February 1, 2019

    Canberra is being drawn into a broader controversy over China’s detention of foreign nationals on grounds that are opaque and at the mercy of an unpredictable Chinese justice system.

  • Why international trade wars are bad news for Asia

    Amitendu Palit     |      January 21, 2019

    While the bilateral trade dispute between the USA and China may create some economic opportunities for Australia and South Asia, they will be outweighed by its long-term adverse impacts.

  • The costs of containing China

    Hugh White     |      January 15, 2019

    Washington’s policymakers have finally realised that China is a serious strategic rival. Now they must decide what, if anything, to do about it.

  • Millennials may be the generation to end extreme poverty

    Sarah Meredith     |      January 7, 2019

    Despite often being the object of criticism for their hyper-sensitivity and lack of grit and resolve, Millennials have answered the call to end extreme poverty around the world in ways which eluded earlier generations.

  • Microfinance – Micro gains?

    Aimee Robinson     |      January 7, 2019

    Although microfinance is often hailed as an important step for women’s empowerment and economic independence in the developing world, research has yielded conflicting evidence on its practical effectiveness.

  • The past, present and future of APEC at 30

    Andrew Elek     |      January 4, 2019

    The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum is approaching its 30th year of work to foster cooperation in trade, investment and development in the Asia Pacific.