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Chinese coercion, Australian resilience
Analyses
Chinese coercion, Australian resilience
As bilateral relations stabilise, Australia should work to entrench its position as an indispensable supplier of key commodities to China.
Australia in the Middle East: Enduring risks, interests, and opportunities
Analyses
Australia in the Middle East: Enduring risks, interests, and opportunities
Despite ending its 20-year military operations in the Middle East, Australia’s equities in the region are now more substantial than ever.
WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
Analyses
WeChat's role in Australian democracy: A grassroots view
A new study finds that despite drawbacks, the Chinese messaging app plays a vital role in the democratic participation of Chinese-Australians.
How to make Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund work
Analyses
How to make Indonesia’s sovereign wealth fund work
The corporate governance of Indonesia Investment Authority will be key to bridging its state and international investors.
Unregulated population migration and other future drivers of instability in the Pacific
Analyses
Unregulated population migration and other future drivers of instability in the Pacific
Potential drivers of unregulated population migration in the Pacific Islands require attention from regional governments including Australia. Rita Parker
Instability in the Pacific Islands: A status report
Analyses
Instability in the Pacific Islands: A status report
Domestic developments in the Pacific Island states matter more than ever to Australia. Stewart Firth
Trump, Kim and the North Korean nuclear missile melodrama
Analyses
Trump, Kim and the North Korean nuclear missile melodrama
The Trump–Kim summit is a distinct new phase in the dramatic cycle that defines the North Korea nuclear issue and the peninsula’s highly theatrical brand of geopolitics. Euan…
Safeguarding Australia’s security interests through closer Pacific ties
Analyses
Safeguarding Australia’s security interests through closer Pacific ties
Greater Australian engagement in the Pacific Islands region is needed if Canberra wants to ensure regional stability and underpin Australia’s national security. Greg Colton
Charities and terrorism: Lessons from the Syrian crisis
Analyses
Charities and terrorism: Lessons from the Syrian crisis
Terrorists have manipulated the humanitarian crisis in Syria to create a cover for foreign fighters and to raise funds for terrorist groups under the guise of charitable donations…