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  • 25 Jan 2022 13:00

    AUKMIN shows the UK is a world away from Australia

    London’s global focus on malign authoritarian actors makes clear thinking and prioritisation impossible.

  • 25 Jan 2022 10:00

    Solomon Islands: cops bearing gifts

    Australia and China offer the archipelago nation a grab bag of policing options that often miss the mark.

  • 25 Jan 2022 06:00

    China’s new reality

    Forget geopolitics and military muscle flexing. Reality TV is where Beijing and Taipei can put aside their differences.

Analyses

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China’s Economic Choices

China’s economic growth has fallen to its slowest rate since 1990, and this deceleration looks set to continue unless China implements the kinds of deep reforms behind the successful economic transitions of Japan and Korea 

The Bougainville referendum and beyond

As Bougainville prepares for a referendum on independence, Australia must navigate a policy response that acknowledges the history of conflict and colonialism there, Bougainville nationalism, PNG sensitivities, the principles of the guiding Bougainville Peace Agreement and new geostrategic

US–Vietnam relations under President Trump

Under President Obama the bilateral relationship between the United States and Vietnam flourished. Despite some misgivings about the future direction of US policy in the region under President Trump, Hanoi is working hard to ensure that the relationship continues to expand

Xi Jinping's moment

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

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