Perth USAsia Centre Appoints new Indo-Pacific Fellows for 2020

30 Mar 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

To ensure our stakeholders stay informed of a rapidly-changing regional environment, the Centre has appointed a group of five Indo-Pacific Fellows. Drawn from Australia and key partners – India, Indonesia, Japan and Vietnam – they are foreign policy thought leaders with deep expertise in national and regional trends.

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A New Age of Digital Authoritarianism: Vietnam and China's Digital Strategy

23 Mar 2020 By Raymond Wang

The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings with it a new arena for geopolitical rivalry. In a context of digitalizing societies, it is not difficult to see that similarities between countries like Vietnam and China might be aligned in their approach to this trend. Vietnam is looking to close its digital gap and become a leading technology player in ASEAN. Meanwhile, Chinese technology companies are rapidly developing their capabilities in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and data analytics, and are looking to export them.

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Perth USAsia Centre Hosts India's High Commissioner to Australia

18 Mar 2020 By Lisa Cluett

On 17 March 2020 and in partnership with the Australia-India Business Council, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted India's High Commissioner to Australia Mr A. Gitesh Sarma for a private breakfast discussion under Chatham House Rule.

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India’s rise an answer to WA’s diversification challenge

11 Mar 2020 By Hugo Seymour

It is a great achievement for WA that international trade now contributes to half of the State’s economy, and our world-leading export industries create hundreds of thousands of jobs for Western Australians. Crucially, WA’s largest trading relationships are in Asia and across the Indo-Pacific region, the world’s most dynamic economic zone.

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Japan Symposium - Regional Dilemmas and Trilateral Solutions

09 Mar 2020 By Hugo Seymour , Gemma King

“The geopolitical environment in which we find ourselves is in a state of flux. Power balances that we might have once taken for granted are instead undergoing a shift… This disruption is evident, if not more evident, in the Indo-Pacific region than in other parts of the globe.“ His Excellency Mr Reiichiro Takahashi, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Australia, Perth, 18 February 2020.

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2020 US Election Blog Series: Edition 2

28 Feb 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The 2020 United States election process continues to build momentum in the lead up to voting day on 3 November 2020.

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Japan and India - A New Way Forward for Australia

13 Feb 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Australia is not alone in its call for an open, inclusive, prosperous and secure Indo-Pacific, Japan and India have long been committed to this concept for the region.

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Australia-Indonesia relations thriving, but economic ties lag behind

07 Feb 2020 By Kyle Springer

The visit of Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to Australia this week bodes well for relations with Indonesia. Indeed, relations have improved significantly since a low period in the earlier part of this decade marked by diplomatic rows over issues ranging from political gaffes to phone tapping.

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Japan Symposium Q & A with Dr Rajeswari Rajagopalan

06 Feb 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Dr Rajagopalan will join us for both the private and public dialogues for this year’s Japan Symposium, convened by the Perth USAsia Centre in partnership with Japan Consulate in Perth. She spoke with our Tammy Wayne-Elliot in the lead up to the event.

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