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United States–China trade: President Trump's misunderstandings

President Trump’s analysis of the persistent United States–China trade imbalance reveals fundamental misunderstandings of basic economics. During the 2016...

After Papua New Guinea's resource boom: is the Kina overvalued?

Papua New Guinea’s (PNG) resource boom has come to an end. Theory suggests that the real exchange rate (RER) should subsequently depreciate in order to...

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure—universal health coverage to strengthen health security

The Sustainable Development Goal 3 targets aim to ensure that individuals achieve universal health coverage and that the capacity of countries, to...

Silk roads of the twenty-first century: the cultural dimension

Much has been written about China’s grand project of the twenty-first century, the Silk Road Economic Belt and the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road—or the...

‘Climate refugees’: an Oceanic perspective

The primary argument of this article seeks to highlight the irresponsible and insensitive categorisation of the Pacific peoples as ‘climate refugees’....

Increasing women's parliamentary representation in Asia and the Pacific: the Indonesian experience

In recent years, governments across Asia and the Pacific have adopted gender quotas to increase women’s representation in parliament. In 2003, Indonesia...

The future of ecosystem services in Asia and the Pacific

We estimated the current value of ecosystem services for terrestrial ecosystems in 47 countries in the Asia and the Pacific region. Currently, these...

Demographic change in the Asian Century: implications for Australia and the region

Declining fertility and mortality rates in the second half of the twentieth century have led to the twenty-first century being characterised as the...

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Updated:  25 February 2016/Responsible Officer:  Crawford Engagement/Page Contact:  Editorial office