This report examines Indonesia’s role in the evolving Indo-Pacific regional order. Bringing together a mix of leading Australian and Indonesian authors, it offers a state-of-the-art analysis of the opportunities and challenges facing Indonesia’s economic, security and diplomatic role in the Indo-Pacific.
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.
Australia’s dialogue partner relationship with ASEAN supports Australian policy autonomy and Australia’s engagement with Southeast Asia. This relationship also has significant room for growth, according to this report.
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...
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.
One of Jacinda Ardern’s early prime ministerial tasks was to head off some potentially bad optics in New Zealand’s most important bilateral relationship. After all, she was leading just the sort of government that Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, had said would be difficult to...
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.
This paper traces the course of the change in the Pakistan-US relationship, to assess the outlook for a relationship that remains critical to US efforts in Afghanistan and beyond.
This report analyses the factors that support or restrict technological innovation in federal law enforcement’s anti-money laundering (AML) efforts. While this research focused on technology and AML, it has broader application to technological innovation in law enforcement.
Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, Senator the Hon Penny Wong, joined the United States Studies Centre for an address looking at the role of the United States in Asia.
This report profiles eighteen Australian and British firms, from small start-ups to international conglomerates, who have been successful in expanding to either country. These firms are across industries as diverse as defence, financial services, manufacturing, agriculture, infrastructure, technology and training.
The Australian government commissioned this report to look beyond the immediate horizon and provide a roadmap for unlocking the opportunities that will help India and Australia grow together.
This paper argues that while President Trump’s disregard for human rights has pervaded U.S policy, the administration’s chaos has allowed some human rights and democracy concerns to be driven by lower-level State Department activity, including at the embassy level and through legislated programs, and through...
This report argues that countries need to develop multilateral, co-operative management practices and initiatives for shared water resources, including the fostering of transboundary water sharing agreements.
The UK’s vote to leave the EU arose in part from deep social and geographical divides across the country. But could the decision to leave impact upon those same inequalities?
The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has conducted the international treaty examination of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, and recommends that the House take note of its report.
This report argues that the India-United States bilateral relationship appears to have come full circle, due to changing geopolitical environments and increasingly shared perceptions of mutual need.