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Geoeconomics Report

This report, written by Research Director, Dr Jeffrey Wilson, contends that Australia needs to reappraise its foreign economic policy settings, and adapt them to the challenges of 21st Century geoeconomic contestation. While adaption does not demand an abandonment of liberal economic principles, it does necessitate new strategies that are configured towards managing risks.

Embracing the Indo-Pacific? South Korea’s Progress towards a Regional Strategy

This special report, edited by Kyle Springer, reveals Korea’s successful economic integration with Australia’s near neighbours in Southeast Asia and its efforts with India. The report also offers regional perspectives on Korean diplomatic and economic outreach, underscoring its positive contribution to economic development.

Perth USAsia Centre secures Australia-Korea Foundation grant for 2021

We are proud to announce our successful grant from the Australia-Korea Foundation through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). The grant will go towards a project designed to strengthen and deepen Australia-South Korea economic, security, and diplomatic ties.

India-Australia Relations Likely to Get Stronger

After a decline in Sino-Indian relations, which appears unlikely to improve in the near term, India has maintained a subtle foreign policy approach in its relationship with China while deepening its relationship with Australia and other regional partners.

RCEP: A significant milestone in Vietnam’s FTA policy

Thanks to the strong political will of its leaders and the country's commitment to trade liberalisation, Vietnam successfully signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) in November 2020.

Supporting Indonesia’s SMEs to benefit from RCEP

Indonesia’s small and medium enterprises (SMEs) dominate the Indonesian economy and generate a large chunk of the country’s employment. These enterprises have also been hardest hit by the impacts of COVID-19.
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