WA Looks to Vietnam On Road to Recovery

16 Sep 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Perth USAsia Centre has welcomed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the State of Western Australia and the Province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, a province within one of Vietnam’s most dynamic economic zones, the Ho Chi Minh City metropolitan area, with a population of 22 million people.

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Abe Shinzo: The ‘father’ of the Indo-Pacific

14 Sep 2020 By Gemma King

Abe Shinzo’s legacy as a norm entrepreneur in the Indo-Pacific will last beyond his resignation as Prime Minister of Japan. Abe made a significant contribution to the regional order by pioneering, developing and realising the Indo-Pacific concept.

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Is India’s Push for Self-Reliance Sensible in a Post COVID-19 World?

09 Sep 2020 By Dr Priya Chacko, Tammy Wayne-Elliot

As the border wars between China and India continues to rage, now may be the time for India to look inward, developing a level of self-reliance not yet seen in the country, as well as discovering trade opportunities with like-minded countries recovering from COVID, including Australia.

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In Conversation with Redza Shahid

08 Sep 2020 By Emily Davies

Redza Shahid is the CEO and Co-founder of Grub Cycle and was part of the ‘millennial future of Southeast Asia’ panel at the 2019 WA-ASEAN Trade and Investment Dialogue. He caught up with us again recently.

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Vietnam’s Regional Leadership

02 Sep 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Ambassador Mudie shared her insights into Vietnam’s successful fight against COVID-19, its leadership as the 2020 chair of ASEAN, its non-permanent membership of the UN Security Council, and the next steps for the bilateral Australia-Vietnam partnership.

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A Conversation with former National Security Advisor Ambassador John Bolton

02 Sep 2020 By Hugo Seymour

In partnership with the United States Studies Centre, the Perth USAsia Centre convened a live virtual “in-conversation” discussion with former US National Security Advisor, Ambassador John Bolton.

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Growing seeds into fruit: Developing our farm trade links today, for our prosperity tomorrow

02 Sep 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Australia’s farm sector is being punished by the Chinese Government. As diplomatic relations between Australia and China have deteriorated, China has weaponised trade links and imposed punitive sanctions against Australian agricultural exports.

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Book Review: Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China won’t map the future by Rory Medcalf

28 Aug 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

Dr Jeffrey Wilson reviews a title written by Rory Medcalf, outlining the future of the Indo-Pacific. Rory Medcalf is a professor and Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. The review was initally published in the Australian Defence Force's Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies.

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Australia and India – Comprehensive Strategic Partners

27 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Joining the Perth USAsia Centre live from New Delhi, Australia’s High Commissioner to India Hon. Barry O’Farrell spoke to key stakeholders in a 26th August 2020 virtual Ambassador’s Dialogue roundtable.

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