Stewart Firth




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29 Jul 2018

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.


4 Jun 2018

This analysis addresses six challenges facing Pacific Island nations - demography; urbanisation; immigration; health and health systems; gender relations; and governance. These challenges have been prioritised over others because, taken together, they have the greatest potential to check the region’s development and undermine its resilience....

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14 Oct 2014

The military mood is buoyant in Papua New Guinea, but its security problems are fundamentally developmental and political and will not be solved quickly.

Working paper

22 Apr 2014

This working paper takes a historical look at Australia's Pacific policy, and makes suggestions for change.

Discussion paper

16 Sep 2010

John Langmore, Calum Logan and Stewart Firth of the University of Melbourne and the Australian National University assess the 2009 Defence White Paper, starting from “its failure to adequately recognise changes in international paradigms of security and defence” and its over-reliance on “the...

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