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Talk is cheap, so let’s invest more in it

Investment in diplomacy would have Australia in a better position to deal with shifting regional power dynamics in the Indo-Pacific, says Tom Barber.

Developing rules for trade in the Indo-Pacific

Multilateral trade organisations and the rules-based order underpinning them are failing to respond to new challenges and keep pace with the evolving nature of global trade, writes Philippa Cordi.

All-female team from India wins the Grand Challenge

Announcing the winners of the third round of the Technology Infusion Grand Challenge Competition

Using luminescence to fight bacterial resistance

Yuning Hong has been developing photodynamic therapy - using light to kill bacteria or cancer cells.

La Trobe Academics Awarded Australia-Indonesia Grants

Two La Trobe academics have won DFAT grants for international projects worth $72,000

Navigating online misinformation and disinformation

Dr Andrea Carson's research explored the voluntary and legislative approaches of governments tackling online misinformation and disinformation around the world.

Promoting disability leadership in Indonesia

A research project based in Indonesia examines how people with disability are leading efforts for change.

Using equations to understand rainfall soil behaviour

A collaborative effort between mathematicians from La Trobe University and Kyushu University is examining soil water transport.

India and sport for development

A soccer coaching program in India is aiming to promote participation across caste, tribes and gender.

Former Prime Ministers in Conversation at La Trobe

Malcolm Turnbull and Kevin Rudd spoke on China during a recent live broadcast to a La Trobe University audience.

Safeguarding small-scale farms in China

Government concern for the agricultural industry in China is seeing a push for big corporate farming despite smallholder farms remaining viable.

Promoting healthy biomes in China’s rice supply

Human disturbances are endangering microbial species crucial in the role of food production in China, writes Rebecca Borg.

New La Trobe cyber security collaboration with India

A new collaboration with India is aving the way to a safer cyberspace after acquiring a grant from the Australian government, writes Rebecca Borg

Why leadership matters in the Indonesia-Australia relationship

In the time of global health crisis caused by the pandemic of COVID-19, relations between Indonesia and Australia are tested, writes Evi Fitriani.

Australia and the Philippines - prospects for engagement

The Australia-Philippine relationship can continue its steady pace by paying even closer attention to domestic politics, writes Charmaine Misalucha-Willoughby.

Australia-Singapore relations and the rules-based order

The shared interests and values between Australia and Singapore should provide a sense of unity and collaboration in such unprecedented times, writes Chen Chen Lee.

Australia and Vietnam - harnessing the positive momentum

Canberra and Hanoi are increasingly more aligned in strategic priorities and like-minded in many ways, writes Huong Le Thu.

Vaccine diplomacy - tensions and contestation in Southeast Asia

The geopolitics of vaccine distribution has exposed the disaggregated nature of politics within Southeast Asia, writes Caitlin Byrne.

Building stronger relations between Australia and ASEAN

ASEAN countries need to prove themselves worthy to become strategic partners for middle and even major powers, writes Lina Alexandra.

Australia, ASEAN and geoeconomic competition

Geoeconomics has become a fact of life in the Indo-Pacific. It is a shared interest between Australia and Southeast Asia which needs more attention, writes Jeffrey Wilson.

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