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  • 18 Aug 2017 14:17

    Indonesia's unorthodox toll road debt

    Borrowing at a low interest rate might look attractive but, in the long term, the government - and its citizens - pay through higher cost of finance.

  • 18 Aug 2017 12:01

    South China Sea: Beijing raises the temperature again

    Asia has acquired yet another flashpoint, one that China has deliberately picked at a time and location of its choosing.

  • 18 Aug 2017 09:55

    Perfidious New Zealand

    The thing that puts New Zealand on the world map is rugby, and New Zealanders will do everything in their power to retain their rugby primacy.

The pacific presidency

US President Barack Obama has called himself ‘America’s first Pacific president’. On Monday the Lowy Institute and the United States Studies Centre endeavoured to flesh out this concept. How should we rate his presidency and, in particular, his policies towards the Pacific region? What looming challenges does he face in Asia and the Pacific?<br><br>Dr Michael Wesley chaired a discussion with three experts: Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director, Global Issues; Mary Kissel, Editorial Page Editor, The Wall Street Journal Asia; and Dr Geoffrey Garrett, Chief Executive Officer, United States Studies Centre, University of Sydney.

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