Report

A second chance: getting Asia right for Australia in a post COVID-19 world

The Business Council of Australia and the Asia Society’s Asia Taskforce have released this interim report, which provides a blueprint for deeper engagement in the region, boosting trade and living standards, and building a strong economic recovery.
Report

Reducing the risk of protracted and multiple disaster displacements in Asia-Pacific

This report explores multiple and protracted displacements caused by natural hazard-related disasters in Asia-Pacific, including those influenced by climate change and climate variability.
Book

A cautious new approach: China's growing trilateral aid cooperation

This publication examines a little-known dimension of China’s foreign policy: trilateral aid cooperation.
Report

Human rights in Asia-Pacfic

This document includes a detailed analysis of human rights developments in 25 countries and territories from the Asia-Pacific region.
Working paper

International broadcasting and its contribution to public diplomacy

The topics covered in this report range from a critical review of each government’s public diplomacy programs and its aims and objectives for international broadcasting, to developments in the international broadcasting arena – the major evolutions and trends witnessed over the last decades.
Report

International public broadcasting: a missed opportunity for projecting Australia’s soft power

This report argues that public international broadcasting still has an important place among Australia’s principal soft power tools, but the focus of the debate needs to shift from issues such as short wave and restoring Radio Australia, to a fresh approach.
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Ocean horizons: strengthening maritime security in Indo-Pacific island states

This report examines how Pacific island countries (PICs) and Indian Ocean island states (IO island states) are managing and prioritising their maritime security challenges. These islands, which the authors refer to as the ‘Indo-Pacific island states’, face an intricate offshore tapestry, with the report suggesting...
Article

Digital in APAC 2016

This report into all things digital, social and mobile in Asia-Pacific shows that there has been remarkable growth in the use of connected media and devices over the past 18 months. Here are the headline numbers for digital connectivity in APAC: Internet users in APAC...
Audio interview

Dr. Lee Morgenbesser

How bad is authoritarianism? [clue: it’s very, very bad] This week Rewi Lyall spoke with Dr Lee Morgenbesser (Griffith University) about his conceptualisation of ‘sophisticated’ and ‘retrograde’ authoritarianism as a tool for understanding how different despotic regimes in South East Asia manage perceptions and limit...
Report

Review of Australian Broadcasting Services in the Asia Pacific

The objective of this review is to assess the reach of Australia’s media in the Asia Pacific region, including examining whether shortwave radio technology should be used.