Asia-Pacific

Commentary

17 Sep 2018

Introducing yet another special agricultural employment visa might destroy the good things about the ones we've got, writes Stephen Howes.

Website

9 Aug 2018

The Pacific aid map is an analytical tool designed to enhance aid effectiveness in the Pacific by improving coordination and accountability of foreign aid through enhanced transparency of aid flows.

Report

1 Aug 2018

This report argues that over the past five years, there’s been an increase in coastguard and maritime border response capabilities across much of ASEAN. The report highlights an opportunity for Australia to cooperate and collaborate with partners across the region on surveillance, maritime domain awareness...

Research report

1 Aug 2018

This analysis argues there is a need for an integrated and strategic perspective to achieve comprehensive and cohesive policymaking and implementation to enhance the security and stability of the Pacific as a strategic priority for Australia.

Audio

29 Jul 2018

The United States and many other Western powers, including Australia, are starting to get concerned about the growing influence of the Chinese in the Pacific region.

Strategy

26 Jul 2018

This strategy document sets the course for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to respond effectively to the region’s changing needs. Under the strategy, the ADB will sustain its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and expand its vision to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient and sustainable...

Research report

6 Jul 2018

This paper analyses the role of industrialised countries, specifically Australia and New Zealand, and their efforts and policies aimed at assisiting vulnerable Pacific island communities over any future climate-induced migration.

Research report

4 Jun 2018

This analysis addresses six challenges facing Pacific Island nations - demography; urbanisation; immigration; health and health systems; gender relations; and governance. These challenges have been prioritised over others because, taken together, they have the greatest potential to check the region’s development and undermine its resilience....

Book

31 May 2018

Australia’s conversation about migrants and refugees is too often defined in the narrow terms of economic self-interests, security threats and humanitarian obligations. This publication examines many of the region’s most troubling situations of people on the move while giving considered attention to the opportunities for...

Report

Outcomes and recommendations from the ASEAN-Australia Business Summit 2018
13 May 2018

This report summarises the key recommendations arising from discussions on shared opportunities for trade, investment and increased mutual understanding, held as part of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit in Sydney in March 2018.

Research report

18 Apr 2018

This paper argues that the apparent optimism surrounding the ‘season of summitry’ on the Korean Peninsula should be tempered by the fact that there are potential risks attached to engaging the North Korean leadership without preconditions

Working paper

17 Apr 2018

This working paper examines whether legal labour migration schemes can be opened to humanitarian migrants who may otherwise become targets for people smugglers.

Research report

10 Apr 2018

China needs to increase its presence in South Asia for strategic and economic reasons. However, it needs to contend with an established American presence in some regional countries and a growing presence in others.

Report

4 Apr 2018

Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security.

Report

3 Apr 2018

This report argues that Australia is a politically stable, neutral location for the arbitration of disputes between parties in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond.

Book

29 Mar 2018

The global economic alignments of the present pose many political, moral and theoretical questions, but the central issue the essays in this collection address is: how do relatively poor people of the Australia–Pacific region survive in current precarious times?

Book

21 Mar 2018

The authors in this interdisciplinary collection draw on their in‑depth knowledge of peacebuilding and development contexts in different parts of Asia, the Pacific and Africa to examine the messy and dynamic realities of hybridity ‘on the ground’.

Article

20 Mar 2018

After New Zealand's Trade Minister, David Parker, signed the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in Chile, he gave the agreement a ‘7 out of 10’. How persuasive are Parker’s claims?

Audio interview

19 Mar 2018

How bad is authoritarianism? [clue: it’s very, very bad]

This week Rewi Lyall spoke with Dr Lee Morgenbesser (Griffith University) about his conceptualisation of ‘sophisticated’ and ‘retrograde’ authoritarianism as a tool for understanding how different despotic regimes in South East Asia manage perceptions and...

Blog post

15 Mar 2018

ASEAN’s ability to adapt to new challenges that will determine its future relevance.

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