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 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.
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.
This working paper investigates the challenges facing academics in East and Southeast Asia.
The original policy issued by The Science Council of Japan was in Japanese, and this english article summarises the policy that outlined a roadmap to realize a healthy low-carbon society. The aim of the policy is to build a low carbon footprint and high environmental...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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 findingsThe ADB faces three challenges in the 21st century:...
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...
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...
There are many conversations about cities being undertaken at present, reflecting the recognition that cities are important for our social, environmental and economic future. However, the topics largely remain fragmented, often failing to address inter-related issues. This Issues Paper argues that the achievement of a...
In 2012 it was estimated that there were more than 300 million Indigenous peoples living across the globe. A 2009 UN report found that Indigenous peoples came from approximately 90 different countries. There is enormous diversity amongst Indigenous and tribal groups who speak more than...