You are here


Search Collection:

International relations

Commentary

06 Nov 2017

In her first meeting with Malcolm Turnbull on 5 November, NZ Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, behaved with admirable tact and diplomacy. She offered the Australian government a partial way out of its self-made disaster on Manus Island, and when her proposal was instantly put on ice by Mr Turnbull...

Research report

05 Nov 2017

This analysis provides a roadmap to scholars seeking to understand shifting Thai policies and for policymakers seeking to maintain a strong footing for the U.S.-Thailand alliance during a time of strategic flux. This paper is co-badged with the Centre for Strategic and International Studies,...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

03 Nov 2017

Statelessness can exacerbate the exclusion that minorities already face, further limiting their access to education, health care, legal employment, freedom of movement, development opportunities and the right to vote. It creates a chasm between affected groups and the wider community, deepening...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

02 Nov 2017

While much public attention has been given to the acquisition of Australia’s new submarines and frigates, the acquisition of offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) to replace the Armidale-class patrol boats under Project SEA 1180 has attracted much less scrutiny or comment. It deserves more.

...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Briefing paper

01 Nov 2017

This In Brief discusses two sets of industry guidelines published by the Chinese government for Chinese companies investing in overseas mining projects. In the Pacific, these guidelines apply to seven mining projects: three in Papua New Guinea, two in Fiji, one in New Caledonia, and one in...

Report

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...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

31 Oct 2017

President Jokowi arguably has given more personal attention to Papua than any president since Soeharto, but his government has made at least three miscalculations in its policies there: that economic development would make political grievances go away; that past human rights violations would be...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

31 Oct 2017

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement was signed in Auckland in February 2016 by twelve Pacific-rim countries, including New Zealand. To enter into force, the TPP must have been ratified by all twelve signatories by February 2018, or be ratified by at least six of the...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Blog post

27 Oct 2017

The Australian-funded regional processing centre on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea (PNG), is due to close on 31 October. This will bring to an end, after five years, the Australian Government practice of offshore processing of asylum seekers on Manus Island (the processing centre on Nauru...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

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...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

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...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

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...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

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...

Share
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Annual Report

24 Oct 2017

This is the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS)’s annual report for the period from 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017. This report has been prepared in accordance with legislative requirements.

These include the annual reporting requirements set out in the Public Governance,...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Report

24 Oct 2017

By its very nature, any treatment of irregular migration, asylum seekers, human trafficking and people smuggling is highly controversial. To avoid unnecessary controversy, this report focuses on the organisation and business models of the globe’s people-smuggling organisations, but the authors...

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

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....

Share
APO Collection(s): 
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

24 Oct 2017

Following a brief summary of some successes and some landmark pitfalls in the Australia-India bilateral relationship that line its journey to the election of Prime Ministers Tony Abbott in September 2013 and Narendra Modi in May 2014, this paper draws on the relationship’s state of play from...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

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...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Article

20 Oct 2017

When New Zealand’s 37-year-old Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern is formally sworn in as Prime Minister there will be some, on both sides of the Tasman, who will try to question her legitimacy. Those doing so will reveal they do not understand New Zealand’s proportional representation system.

...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s): 

Research report

19 Oct 2017

On September 1, the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague (as a registry for a conciliation commission established under UN the Convention on Law of the Sea or UNCLOS) announced that Timor-Leste and Australia have agreed on the central elements of a maritime boundary delimitation in the...

Share
Geographic Coverage: 
Broad Subject Area(s):