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13 Nov 2017

There has been much talk about the changing global environment in recent years with significant shifts in the global economy, politics and governance.

As a result, the standards and institutions that Australia has relied on, in some cases for decades, to underpin global relations...

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09 Nov 2017

Under the Obama administration, the US–Vietnam relationship expanded, especially in terms of security cooperation. China’s increasing assertiveness in the South China Sea has helped to warm US–Vietnam bilateral ties. The Trans-Pacific Partnership also offered Vietnam an opportunity to escape...

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31 Oct 2017

In his 2016 campaign for the presidency, Donald Trump promised to step away from alliances, free trade agreements, and efforts to promote human rights, steps that would have substantially undermined the liberal international order. Early in his presidency, as he withdrew from the Trans-Pacific...

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Briefing paper

27 Oct 2017

The 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China featured President Xi Jinping outlining his vision of “socialism with Chinese characteristics”. This vision included China moving to the centre of the world stage based on expanding soft and hard power and the growth of the new economy...

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Audio interview

27 Oct 2017

Today's the first day on the job for New Zealand's new Labour Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, who was sworn in yesterday.

Her swearing-in comes more than a month after New Zealand took to the polls in an inconclusive vote on September 23.

Jacinda Ardern has now promised to build...

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25 Oct 2017

A dual crisis haunts America’s Asia policy at a time when China is challenging the United States-led regional order. Early visits to the region by senior Trump administration officials, along with intense attention to the North Korean nuclear problem, point to an illusory continuity in Asia...

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25 Oct 2017

US–Russia relations are more acrimonious than at any time since the end of the Cold War. Initial hopes in Moscow that Donald Trump’s shock victory in the 2016 US presidential election might lead to a new quality of engagement have evaporated. Today, there is little talk of strategic cooperation...

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Commentary

24 Oct 2017

In early 2015, not long after the formation of the unprecedented national unity government between Timor-Leste’s two largest parties, the CNRT and Fretilin, senior CNRT minister Agio Pereira remarked on the country’s remarkable transition from “belligerent democracy” to consensus democracy....

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Guide

20 Oct 2017

The Centre for Armed Violence Reduction (CAVR) focuses on preventing the flow of illicit conventional arms.

This is the second edition of our Implementation Guide for the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) and the UN Small Arms Programme of Action (UNPoA). Launched at the United Nations in New York...

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Audio program

16 Oct 2017

The Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, has issued a blunt warning to Chinese University students affiliated with the Communist Party, urging them to respect freedom of speech in Australia.

The federal government has mounting anxieties about the way Beijing uses student groups to monitor...

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16 Oct 2017

Last week Radio National’s Background Briefing aired the extraordinary allegation that the seventy-seven alleged Chinese criminals deported from Fiji in August were mainly teenage girls brought to the Pacific as sex workers. All the evidence suggests that the arrests were designed to reassure a...

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15 Oct 2017

Strategic risk is a grey area in which governments need to make critical assessments of capability, motive and intent. Over recent decades, judgements in this area have relied heavily on the conclusion that the capabilities required for a serious assault on Australia simply did...

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13 Oct 2017

Since late August 2017, there have been renewed allegations of systematic human rights abuses by Myanmar (also ‘Burma’) security forces conducting counter-insurgency and so-called ‘clearance operations’ against Rohingya militants in Rakhine State. The security operations followed coordinated...

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13 Oct 2017

International concerns about Iran’s nuclear program date back decades, though it was not until 2006 that the first United Nations (UN) sanctions were imposed on Tehran. This followed the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) official declaration that Iran was not meeting its obligations as...

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13 Oct 2017

Australia is expected to be elected to the UN Human Rights Council for the first time on Monday 16 October in New York.

It’s a significant candidacy—we have the opportunity to make a valuable contribution to the work of the pre-eminent inter-governmental body overseeing the protection and...

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Audio program

08 Oct 2017

In an unprecedented move, in August 2017 Chinese officials chartered a plane to Fiji and deported seventy-seven of their own citizens who had been living on the Pacific island

But as Hagar Cohen reports China's official explanation for this unusual extradition is being questioned by eye...

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Commentary

05 Oct 2017

When news broke two months ago that seventy-seven Chinese nationals had been deported from Fiji on a China Southern aircraft, the pictures seemed to tell the whole story. The criminals, said to be involved in a massive telecommunications fraud targeting people all over China, were marched onto...

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Strategy

04 Oct 2017

Australia's international cyber engagement champions an open, free and secure cyberspace. Through comprehensive and coordinated engagement on cyber affairs, we will maximise opportunities for economic growth and prosperity through digital trade. Australia will cooperate internationally to reduce...

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29 Sep 2017

On Friday 29 September, Federal Shadow Treasurer, Chris Bowen, outlined a comprehensive manifesto that will inform the Federal Labor Party’s future engagement with the Asian region. ‘FutureAsia,’ announced in a speech to the Asia Society in Sydney, provides a framework for deeper and more...

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21 Sep 2017

In July 2017, Perth USAsia Centre convened a group of eighteen experts on trade policy, diplomacy, and business to meet with distinguished guests Dr Marty Natalegawa, Indonesia's former Minister for Foreign Affairs and Dr Mari Pangestu, Indonesia's former Minister for Trade, Tourism and Creative...

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