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Australia is much larger and has significantly more military and economic power than its Pacific Island neighbours. As a result, it is frequently described as having a natural right to lead in the region. Yet, Australia has found it difficult to effectively influence Pacific Island...
Brexit has highlighted the political ground-swell against globalization, immigration and the neoliberal economic agenda. These controversies were low-profile issues in Australia's so-far inconclusive July 2 general election, but they may be a factor in the success already of a surprising number of independent candidates, especially...
On 12 February 2003, the federal government released a White Paper on Foreign Affairs and Trade: Advancing the National Interest. This Brief provides a concise overview of the paper and discusses some key issues arising from it.
Despite the unease many feel about the United States at the moment, the idea of a U.S-led world order is still attractive to most. When asked which would be better for the world, having China or the U.S as the top global power, people in...
New data suggests East Asia is no longer as reliant on US or Western markets as it once was. Instead, led by a huge expansion in Chinese demand, the region has become far more internally driven, making it somewhat less vulnerable to current global trade...
CEDA’s 2019 Economic and Political Overview looks back at the economic and political events that shaped 2018, as well as looking ahead to 2019. A new addition for 2019 is an overview of policy and how it relates to economic and political outcomes. Issues are...
This report is a ‘snapshot’ of a study commissioned by the Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network, and undertaken by Coffey International Development. The aim is to provide a point-in-time understanding as to how research findings are communicated and taken up in policy and practice,...
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will increasingly trade, invest and build regional value chains between themselves, and the involvement of other economic powers in Southeast Asia will only increase. For WA to be meaningfully engaged, relationships of genuine partnership need to be developed....
This paper examines the political and government systems in East Asia in the wider context of the growth of populism worldwide. It argues that the countries of the region should seek multilateral solutions to global and regional problems.
China’s National Defense in the New Era flags the fact that America and China are now competing superpowers, and that China’s growing military forces are developing to the point where they will be able to challenge the United States.