‘Beyond Utopia’, Beyond Wishes By Professor Gordon Flake On 27 March 2024, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted a public ‘in-conversation’ on North Korea. I was honoured to join Professor Rüdiger Frank of the University of Vienna, founder of the European Centre for North Korean Studies, and Jasmin Diab CSC, President of Women in Nuclear Australia […]

The UK’s Indo-Pacific ‘Tilt’ is good for Australia and India ties By the Honourable Lisa Singh, University of Melbourne and Professor Gordon Flake, Perth USAsia Centre. This article was originally published in ‘Pursuit’ by the University of Melbourne on 11 December 2023. Despite the increasing closeness of the Australia-India relationship, witnessed again most recently at the Second […]

Two capitals, one focus By Professor Gordon Flake Over the past two weeks I had the good fortune of visiting both Washington DC and Tokyo and found a remarkably similar focus in both capitals. I was honoured to be in Washington, DC for the official state visit for our Prime Minister Anthony Albanese hosted by US […]

Professor Gordon Flake In Conversation with Dr Premesha Saha On Friday 24 March 2023, Professor Gordon Flake caught up with Dr Premesha Saha. Based in India, Dr Saha is a fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, as well as an Indo-Pacific Fellow for the Perth USAsia Centre. In this video, they talk about priorities for the Australia-India relationship, the countries’ […]

2022: Year In Review In 2022, the Perth USAsia Centre delivered a diverse programme of events and research to our community throughout the Indo-Pacific region. As always, we are deeply thankful for the engagement and support of our community, and we look forward to working closely with our stakeholders again in the new year. Above, […]

Professor Gordon Flake Interviews Dr Kate O’Shaughnessy In the latest instalment of the In Conversation Series, Professor Gordon Flake catches up with Perth USAsia Centre Research Director Dr Kate O’Shaughnessy. Fluent in English, French and Bahasa Indonesian, Dr O’Shaughnessy holds a PhD in Indonesian History from the University of Western Australia. She and Gordon discuss […]

Professor Gordon Flake Interviews Rainier Haryanto In the latest instalment of the In Conversation Series, Professor Gordon Flake caught up with Perth USAsia Centre Indo-Pacific Fellow Rainier Haryanto, Advisor to the Minister of State-owned Enterprises and the Head of Strategic Delivery Unit of Ministry of State-owned Enterprises, Republic of Indonesia. Based in Indonesia, Rainier provides […]

Professor Gordon Flake Interviews Ho Thai Binh In the latest instalment of the In Conversation Series, Professor Gordon Flake catches up with Perth USAsia Centre Indo-Pacific Fellow, Ho Thai Binh. Based in Vietnam, Binh gives his on-the-ground perspective of Australia-Vietnam relations and describes his career trajectory working as a social entrepreneur in public health.

Professor Gordon Flake Interviews Dr Michael J. Green Professor Gordon Flake spoke with United States Studies Centre CEO, Dr. Michael J. Green, on Thursday 29 September. In their wide-ranging discussion, Dr Green – a world-renowned Indo-Pacific specialist – covered the Australia-America alliance, touched on what’s next on the agenda for Washington, DC, and highlighted the […]

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