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Report

Managing economic risk in Asia: a strategy for Australia

Twenty years on from the Asian Financial Crisis, this paper assesses how the region is placed to manage and mitigate risks of economic crisis, and considers Australia’s role in this.
Report

A global compact on refugees: the role of Australia

This report argues that Australia has a vested interest and particular experience and expertise to contribute to the Global Compact on Refugees in order to institute a more effective and equitable response to asylum seekers and refugees.
Commentary

Danger ahead for Australia as Asia's long peace ends

The real prospect of conflict between North Korea and the US and its allies underscores the recent deterioration in Australia’s security environment, writes Alan Dupont.
Report

The dragon in the Pacific: more opportunity than threat

China runs an opaque aid program in the Pacific that has fuelled suspicions about its motives in the region and that undermines efforts to improve accountability, governance and stability. Despite concerns about China's aid program, China and Australia share broadly similar interests in the region...
Report

Xi Jinping’s moment

Xi Jinping, a politically daring Chinese leader, is certain to win a second five-year term at the 19th Party Congress. However, his harsh line against his opponents, and his timidity on the economy, may come back to haunt him in his second term.
Transcript

Richard Marles on Australia and the Pacific

On 21 November the Hon. Richard Marles MP, Shadow Minister for Defence, delivered this address to the Lowy Institute in Sydney on Australia's approach to the Pacific.
Report

The missing middle: a political economy of economic restructuring in Vietnam

Despite impressive economic performance, Vietnam’s strong trade and investment gains have yet to fully overcome the vestiges of its economic past.
Report

Clear waters and green mountains: Will Xi Jinping take the lead on climate change?

China cannot assume an international leadership position on climate until it deepens its domestic energy transition and greens its overseas investments.
Working paper

The fourth industrial revolution and international migration

This working paper explores the changing nature of work and what this means for government, employers, and workers. In particular, it focuses on the implications of digitalisation for skilled migration in high-income countries such as Australia.
Working paper

Private and community sector initiatives in refugee employment and entrepreneurship

This working paper explores the experiences of refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and reviews the policies and programs designed to assist refugee entrepreneurs in Australia and other countries.