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Prosperity, sustainability and the measurement of wealth

Gross domestic product (GDP) and household income measures provide invaluable metrics of economic activity in an economy, but they tell us little about...

Take-off, persistence and sustainability: the demographic factor in Chinese growth

With the reduction of the working-age population and the increase of the population dependency ratio as the main indicators of the diminishing demographic...

Making the transition to a low-carbon economy: the key challenges for China

China has realised that for its own sake and from the international community’s perspective, it cannot afford to continue on the conventional path of...

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...

Australia in the Asian Century

The White Paper on Australia in the Asian Century, published in 2012, argued that fundamental policy and attitudinal changes would be required if...

How are foreign policy decisions made in China?

The growing number of actors involved in China’s international activities has led to fractured authority in foreign policy decision-making. Actors vie for...

Indonesia's ‘Great Power’ aspirations: a critical view

Indonesia is readying itself for a return to a diplomatic assertiveness not seen since the early 1960s. Partly, this reflects the approach of 0050...

Assessing Indonesia's normative influence: wishful thinking or hidden strength

This article takes a critical stance on Indonesia’s normative influence. Whilst normative influence does help explain why Indonesia matters beyond the...

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 ...

Anticipating the struggle against everyday impunity in Myanmar through accounts from Bangladesh and Thailand

Work done internationally to address impunity concentrates on removing blanket amnesties and establishing commissions of inquiry into past atrocities....

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