Asia

Report

20 Nov 2018

This evaluation puts forward a strong case for Australia to remain engaged with Asian middle-income countries (MICs), and argues that Australia can continue to build its comparative advantage as a partner in economic and social reform.

Discussion paper

15 Nov 2018

Asian markets are substantial and growing, which provides an opportunity for diversifying Western Australian exports into Asia; for deepening relationships and growing an understanding about each other for mutual benefit. This consultation paper is the first formal step in developing the Asian engagement strategy.

Report

8 Nov 2018

This publication offers fresh perspectives on the key issues affecting Australia and it's neighbourhood. The objective in publishing this collection is to share research insights and encourage informed community debate on Australia's engagement in the Asia Pacific.

Transcript

19 Jul 2018

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.

Report

18 Jun 2018

This report on the demand outlook for thermal coal in our region has forecast strong appetite for thermal (energy) coal across existing and emerging Asian markets between now and 2030.

Report

3 Apr 2018

This reports suggest that Australia’s aid spending, already at record lows, could be cut further, making our aid contribution proportionately lower than that of Greece.

Working paper

10 Jan 2018

This working paper investigates the challenges facing academics in East and Southeast Asia.

Book

8 Jan 2018

This volume describes the state of play in Asian economic integration but also looks forward to the region’s future and the role it might play in defending the global system that has underwritten its historic rise.

Report

5 Dec 2017

Indonesia has been ignoring its leadership role in ASEAN, even though that organisation has the potential to be a valuable tool for extending Indonesian influence.

Commentary

4 Oct 2017

Is China’s harsh brand of media control serving as a role model for its neighbours?

Transcript

29 Sep 2017

The ALP's ‘FutureAsia’ policy is intended to provide a framework for deeper and more meaningful collaboration with Australia’s Asian neighbours.

Report

Six case studies on Facebook's internet "On Ramp" initiative from Africa, Asia and Latin America
27 Jul 2017

When Facebook launched its 'Free Basics' app aimed at helping people without Internet access, they said that the app would serve as an “on ramp” to using the whole global Internet. This research by Global Voices suggests that in contrast to this claim, the app...

Report

11 Jul 2017

This report argues that the policy response to Mexican organised crime will need to be more agile than the measures contained in Australia’s current National Organised Crime Response Plan.

Report

13 Jun 2017

Despite the controversy surrounding the establishment of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in 2016, there is little evidence to suggest that AIIB loans are being used to advance Chinese strategic agendas.

Report

22 Mar 2017

Executive summary

China’s Belt and Road Initiative (also known as One Belt, One Road (OBOR)) is one of President Xi’s most ambitious foreign and economic policies. It aims to strengthen Beijing’s economic leadership through a vast program of infrastructure building throughout China’s neighbouring...

Report

16 Mar 2017

Executive summary and recommendations

The Trump administration looks to be adopting a more muscular and self-interested security policy in the Asia-Pacific.

Confrontational on China: Trump and his advisers have outlined a hard line towards China on most bilateral issues, and view...

Systematic review

1 Mar 2017

What effects do certification schemes for sustainable agricultural production have on household and individual well-being in low- and middle-income countries? This systematic review suggests the results are mixed, but identify contextual factors that may influence positive outcomes.

Report

14 Feb 2017

The pace of change in Asia and new and more flexible sources of finance mean that the Asian Development Bank needs to continue to demonstrate its relevance to donors and borrowers.

Key findings

The ADB faces three challenges in the 21st century:...

Report

21 Jan 2017

Explores what the Trump presidency means for Australia and the Asian region from a security perspective.

Key points:

Future US international policy has become uncertain, with the unpredictability of President Trump and deep divisions in political and public opinion. Security competitors will...

Report

20 Jan 2017

Overview

As Donald Trump’s administration comes to power in Washington, the postwar security policy of the US is undergoing a monumental transition. The new president’s campaign rhetoric strongly intimated that under his self-proclaimed ‘America first’ posture, traditional American strategy and alliance politics would...

Overview

 

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