Reaching the COVID-19 finish line: Exploring patents, the COVID-19 vaccine and industry-government collaboration

16 Jul 2021 By Helena Trang

This year marks the expiration of the patent for HIV-prevention drug Truvada, allowing low-cost alternatives to be sold and improving access for American users. Twenty years on from the divisive issuing of the Truvada patent, the world is asking the same questions of the COVID-19 vaccine – have patents prevented effective treatment of global pandemics?

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Aligning Australia’s COVID response to our Indo Pacific foreign policy

13 May 2021 By Sonia Arakkal

Australia’s temporary India travel ban and our inaction at the WTO have endangered the bilateral relationship with India and undermined our attempts to be seen as a team player in the Indo Pacific.

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Korea’s TPP time is now

27 Apr 2021 By Professor Gordon Flake, Jeffrey Wilson

The resurrection of the TPP is one of the most significant geopolitical developments of recent years - likely to become one of the most significant pieces of the global and regional architecture. Korea has an ideal opportunity to be part of the new rules-based order of the 21st century.

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SECURING AN OPEN AND RULES-BASED INDO-PACIFIC ECONOMIC REGION

08 Apr 2021 By Ryan Gibson

Convened by the Perth USAsia Centre in collaboration with the Japanese Consulate in Perth, the 2021 Japan Symposium examined the complex issues that Japan and Australia face in terms of free trade and value chains; and explored opportunities for the two nations to enhance cooperation – both bilaterally, and with regional partners.

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Towards a European Indo-Pacific strategy

31 Mar 2021 By Professor Gordon Flake

Professor Gordon Flake was invited by the European Council on Foreign Relations to sit on an expert panel as part of the launch of their new Indo-Pacific project.

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China and Supply Chain Vulnerabilities

24 Mar 2021 By Jeffrey Wilson

Dr Jeffrey Wilson was recently invited by the Hudson Institute to join a panel of leading experts to discuss "supply chain security, vulnerabilities related to China, and the implications for the U.S.-Australia alliance." 

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Why West Java is a hub for foreign investment

17 Mar 2021 By Kyle Springer, Ryan Gibson

After a private roundtable discussion with Ridwan Kamil, Governor of West Java, Perth USAsia Centre Senior Analyst Kyle Springer provides a series of brief observations on the current landscape in Indonesia’s most populated province and explains why it leads the country in its ability to attract foreign investment.

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Securing a career in international affairs – DFAT and beyond

25 Feb 2021 By Hayley Channer

In the inaugural episode of 15 Minutes in Canberra, Senior Policy Fellow Hayley Channer interviews Mr Matthew Di Leo, First Secretary (Economic) at the Australian Embassy in Seoul. Matt discusses his pathway to working as a diplomat overseas and offers valuable insights for those aspiring to a role in the field – whether with DFAT or beyond.

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Life on the (Canberra) Hill: providing political advice during a time of huge strategic change

25 Feb 2021 By Hayley Channer

On 15 Minutes in Canberra, Hayley Channer interviews Raoul Heinricks. Like his personality, Raoul’s career has followed a colourful and exciting path. He has published analysis for world-leading think tanks including the Centre for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Lowy Institute, given lectures on behalf of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at ANU, and worked as a Senior Advisor to two crossbench Senators.

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