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Why “Covid zero” is now the biggest China threat
Commentary
Why “Covid zero” is now the biggest China threat
China is stuck in the lockdown mentality because it initially worked. It’s now strangling the economy and beginning to trigger serious unrest. Originally published in the…
Papua New Guinea can feed Japan’s energy appetite
Commentary
Papua New Guinea can feed Japan’s energy appetite
Originally published in the East Asia Forum.
The chips are down for China
Commentary
The chips are down for China
Forget Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Covid or war in Taiwan. A package of US export restrictions is set to kneecap China. Originally published in The Australian.
2022 Lowy Lecture - Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
Speeches
2022 Lowy Lecture - Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala
The Director-General of the World Trade Organization delivered the 2022 Lowy Lecture at Sydney Town Hall.
 A symbolic, stabilising step is one thing – but do Australia and China have enough shared interests for progress?
Commentary
A symbolic, stabilising step is one thing – but do Australia and China have enough shared interests for progress?
Anthony Albanese and Xi Jinping’s meeting comes in a world where the geopolitical dynamics have changed too much for a ‘reset’ to occur. Originally published in The Guardian.
Geopolitical competition among the larger powers in the Pacific
Commentary
Geopolitical competition among the larger powers in the Pacific
There is strategic anxiety in both the United States and Australia about China's increasing influence in the Pacific. 
Asean is less dysfunctional on geopolitics than it seems
Commentary
Asean is less dysfunctional on geopolitics than it seems
Originally published in The Straits Times.
Ali Wyne on great power competition, the United States and China
Podcasts
Ali Wyne on great power competition, the United States and China
What does great power competition mean, and where did the concept come from? In this episode of Rules Based Audio, Ben Scott speaks to author and analyst Ali…