Foreign policy

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...

Age of choice: how partner countries are managing the new development assistance landscape—the cases of Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and Vanuatu

Based on a comparative case study approach, the article reviews trends in volumes and modalities of non-traditional development assistance flows since...

Chinese overseas hydropower dams and social sustainability: the Bui Dam in Ghana and the Kamchay Dam in Cambodia

There is a shortage of empirical studies on the relationship between Chinese hydropower dams and social sustainability. Comparative research on Chinese...

Aiding women candidates in Solomon Islands: suggestions for development policy

This article discusses the poor performance of women candidates in Solomon Islands elections and potential aid policy responses. The article outlines...

ASEAN’s leadership in the regional comprehensive economic partnership

Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) centrality was one of the biggest motivations for ASEAN’s proposal of the Regional Comprehensive Economic...

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