Multilateral Institutions

A jurisdiction over the high seas
A jurisdiction over the high seas
During a summer break, The Interpreter will feature selected articles each day from throughout the past year. Normal publishing will resume 15 January, 2024. This article first…
Private finance cannot lead the global response to climate change
Private finance cannot lead the global response to climate change
In response to the looming trillion-dollar global climate finance shortfall, a broad array of policymakers, international bureaucrats, environmentalists, and financial…
The crucial role for the Green Climate Fund – and why Australia should contribute
The crucial role for the Green Climate Fund – and why Australia should contribute
Countries will decide next month how much they will pledge to the Green Climate Fund (GCF). The summit in Bonn, Germany could determine billions of dollars of financial support…
Australia and the UN: A new agenda for peace
Australia and the UN: A new agenda for peace
Last month, a New Agenda for Peace (NA4P) policy brief was released by the United Nations, outlining a vision for tackling today’s major challenges to peace and security. Among…
Replenishing the Green Climate Fund
Replenishing the Green Climate Fund
The Green Climate Fund (GCF) was established in 2010 as a linchpin for global solidarity between rich and poor countries. Operating under the United Nations Framework Convention…
India’s diplomatic poise: Not just about photo ops
India’s diplomatic poise: Not just about photo ops
India’s Narendra Modi is back in Delhi after his travels in the East. After a busy few days in Japan, Papua New Guinea and Australia, the Prime Minister is gearing up for his…
Why the WHO needs Taiwan
Why the WHO needs Taiwan
In late 2021, just outside Taipei, a highly pathogenic coronavirus leaked from a lab.          It happened in a high-containment…
Australia: The lynchpin of a modernised Commonwealth
Australia: The lynchpin of a modernised Commonwealth
From glittering pageantry to a nationwide preponderance of underwhelming quiches, Saturday’s Coronation was a thoroughly British affair. It was, counterintuitively, also the most…
Malaysia’s Anwar seeks Asian Monetary Fund and “dedollarisation”
Malaysia’s Anwar seeks Asian Monetary Fund and “dedollarisation”
The Asian Monetary Fund was an idea that Japan first proposed in 1997 following the Asian financial crisis. At the time, Anwar Ibrahim, a rising star in Malaysian politics, firmly…
“Play defence” in any collective response to China’s economic coercion
“Play defence” in any collective response to China’s economic coercion
Many Western governments consider Beijing’s frequent use of economic sanctions a “clear and present danger” to the global economy which erodes the rules-based order. Canberra…