Foreign policy

Strategic choices in Myanmar's transition and Myanmar's national security policies

Since 2011, Myanmar’s leaders have concentrated on ensuring the success of their overall political transition, given the expectations created after the ...

Inside Myanmar's turbulent transformation

Since constitutional government began in 2011, Myanmar’s shift from an entrenched military regime has drawn wide interest from policy analysts. This...

Beyond life support? Reflections on Solomon Islands after the Regional Assistance Mission

The Australian-led Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands was conceived in the ‘state-building moment’ that informed Western responses to ‘state...

Northeast Asia's new ‘history spiral’

The remembered history of the Second World War continues to infect contemporary relations between China and its Northeast Asian neighbours. This article...

Using signal processing diagnostics to improve public sector evaluations

False positive test results that overstate intervention impacts can distort and constrain the capability to learn and adapt in governance, and are...

The unipolar anxieties: Australia's Melanesia policy after the age of intervention

As a consequence of its membership of a US-centred global alliance network, Australia’s regional obligations in the South Pacific are as pertinent to...

The new nationalism in Indonesia

A new nationalist mood is visible in Indonesia, expressed in increasingly bellicose rejection of alleged foreign interference in Indonesia’s affairs and...

The mood in Melanesia after the regional assistance mission to Solomon Islands

Melanesia is becoming a region of many partners, expanding diplomatic options and a new sense of independence. The wider context of the new Melanesian...

China as a global force

Three foreign policy initiatives under President Xi Jinping over the past three years have considerably enhanced China’s global influence: partnership...

Expanded social protection may do more harm than good: a pessimistic review

There is growing interest in expanded social protection programs, even for the poorest countries. Technology now allows cash transfers to be delivered to...

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