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Myanmar's instability leaves ASEAN with a dilemma

Myanmar presents a dilemma for ASEAN, but the need for stability may surpass its need to uphold its key principles, says Lachlan Cropley.

South Korea's blue water ambitions

South Korea needs a blue water naval mission better aligned with regional priorities, writes Alexander M. Hynd.

What democracy means to Indonesia

There is too much alternative pressure in Indonesia for a liberal democracy to comfortably flourish, writes Ash Tziolas.

Australian investment into the Indo-Pacific and AUKUS

AUKUS presents Australia with a practical opportunity to proactively collaborate in the development of critical technologies in the Indo-Pacific

Could India and China co-operate on energy?

India and China have competed on energy resources in the past, but there have been instances of co-operation which have been mutually beneficial

Food security an issue in the Indo-Pacific

If left unchecked food shortages will damage human security in the Indo-Pacifc

Countering Cambodia’s economic reliance on China

Australia should be attempting to play a pro-active part in their development in the Asia-Pacific region as China has done, writes Callum Burkitt.

Asian studies not so lingua franca

There has been a failure to develop the cultural and language skills of Australian students and professionals, writes Nicholas Whitwell.

Supporting gender-inclusive conflict resultion

Participation of women in the arena of conflict and its resolution is crucial for achieving just and sustainable peace, writes Isadora Vadasz.

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.

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.

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.

COVID-19’s impact on Indonesia’s domestic and regional security

COVID-19 is putting Indonesia's domestic institutions and regional security defences to the test, writes Natalie Sambhi.

Thailand protests while Australia watches from the sidelines

Australia needs to take a step back and reflect upon its partnership with the people of Thailand, writes Yawee Butrkrawee.

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