International relations

Research report

12 Sep 2018

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.

Journal article

10 Sep 2018

The effects of global warming and climate disruption are only two of a series of issues facing Pacific Island nations. Increasing GHGs and planetary temperatures, rising sea levels and extreme weather events are potentially catastrophic for these low-lying islands.

Research report

6 Sep 2018

The United States and Indonesia share a healthy bilateral relationship. Given the current strains in the Asia-Pacific region and shared perceptions of a common aggressor, it is likely that the relationship will continue to strengthen.

Research report

3 Sep 2018

On 14 September 2012, Australia sent the first people back to Nauru under the second version of its offshore processing policy. This joint report examines what is happening to around 900 people who are still stuck on Nauru six years later, including an estimated 109 children.

Research report

30 Aug 2018

This report identifies the management of one conundrum above all else as the key to the BRI’s fortunes from a Chinese perspective: the ability to retain sufficient support from the world’s governments and institutions as a means of both underpinning its business case and heading...

Transcript

30 Aug 2018

The Hon. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi, Prime Minister of Samoa, delivered this address at the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Thursday, 30 August 2018.

Commentary

29 Aug 2018

Many foreign policy experts have been distraught by the damage done to Australia’s international reputation by our disruptive leqadership spills, and how external messaging on good governance will be undermined.

Commentary

29 Aug 2018

How will Scott Morrison respond to pressure from the Coalition’s right to cut immigration?

Research report

28 Aug 2018

Improved relations between the two Horn of Africa countries could have a stabilising effect on Somalia, which has historically fallen victim to the inter-state rivalry.

Research report

28 Aug 2018

This report examines the current 'trade war' between the US and China and assesses the consequences if it stays limited or expands globally.

Research report

27 Aug 2018

Human Rights Council resolution 34/22 established the independent international fact-finding mission on Myanmar (the Mission). The President of the Council appointed Marzuki Darusman (Indonesia) as chairperson and Radhika Coomaraswamy (Sri Lanka) and Christopher Sidoti (Australia) as members. A secretariat was recruited by the Office of...

Research report

Prepared for the Victorian Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources
24 Aug 2018

This report estimates how the trade and investment liberalisation undertaken by Australia over the 1986–2016 period has impacted the Victorian economy, as well as how the incidence of these reforms varies across different Victorian households.

Research report

21 Aug 2018

Existing research has largely focused on the effects of economic policy uncertainty and partisan political conflict on economic activity, employment and investment. This report extends this work to examine the effect of this uncertainty on cross-border trade and investment, with a particular focus on Australia...

Journal article

15 Aug 2018

Declining net migration gains in New Zealand and concerns over exploitation of people on study and short-term work visas has delayed major changes in immigration policy through to June 2018.

Commentary

14 Aug 2018

Along with the vast increase in migration, most signs point to increased cooperation between Australia and India, writes Robin Jeffrey.

Research report

13 Aug 2018

This report examines the composition of New Zealand’s tradable and non-tradable sectors in terms of gender, ethnicity, region and business size.

Journal article

10 Aug 2018

Climate change is affecting Pacific life in significant and complex ways. Human mobility is shaped by climate change and is increasingly positioned by international agencies, policymakers, and governments as having an important role in both climate change adaptation and human development. We consider the potential...

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.

Research report

9 Aug 2018

The Australian Council for International Development (ACFID) engaged the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM) as an independent reviewer to understand practice and response of ACFID member organisations in preventing sexual misconduct amongst its employees and agents, and to make recommendations to address any areas...

Research report

6 Aug 2018

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.

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