ASEAN's Indo-Pacific Vision

09 Apr 2019 By Hugo Seymour

For more than 50 years, ASEAN has underpinned peaceful cooperation between its Southeast Asian member states. The ASEAN Charter’s principles of amity, dialogue and consensus have encouraged regional stability, economic integration and development. As such, ASEAN nations such as Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam have been able to prosper and add economic weight to an already dynamic region.

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Philip Green OAM: Australia-Japan-ASEAN: Strengthening the Core of the Indo-Pacific

25 Mar 2019 By Philip Green OAM

Philip Green OAM, First Assistant Secretary, US and Indo-Pacific Strategy Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, delivered a keynote speech at the Japan Symposium 2019 on Friday. 22 March 2019.

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Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi: Australia-Japan-ASEAN: Strengthening the Core of the Indo Pacific

22 Mar 2019 By His Excellency Mr Reiichiro Takahashi

Ambassador Reiichiro Takahashi, Japan's Ambassador to Australia, delivered a keynote speech at the Japan Symposium 2019 on Friday. 22 March 2019.

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Humanising denuclearisation: Australia’s position on North Korea

14 Mar 2019 By Cheyeanne Henderson-Watkins

Despite multiple high level meetings between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, little has been done to curb the rampant abuse taking place within the previous Hermit Kingdom’s borders.

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China’s growing Latin America ties also matter for Australia

12 Mar 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn

When China’s increasing links to Latin America are discussed, Australia might not be the first country that comes to mind. But for Australian policy makers, Beijing’s push into Latin America matters. Australia must do more itself to strengthen its otherwise nascent relationships with the region, especially as China works to fill the vacuum left by the United States’ absence in the region.

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Calibrating a U.S. infrastructure strategy for the Indo-Pacific  

06 Mar 2019 By Jeffrey Wilson

Cross-border infrastructure is the next frontier for the economic integration of the Indo-Pacific. As liberalisation has driven down regulatory barriers to trade and investment, today it is physical linkages – the road, rail, shipping, energy, and telecommunications connection between economies – which are the principal challenge for regional integration.

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Are we ready for Indo-Pacific 2.0?

05 Mar 2019 By Dr Dino Patti Djalal

2019 is poised to be a critical year for the “Indo-Pacific”. This is the year where ASEAN will attempt to form a common position on the Indo-Pacific, and before that, there will also be an EAS Foreign Ministers Conference in Jakarta in March. There is now a new push to advance the concept to the next level.

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Vietnam's past offers lessons for North Korea's future as Kim and Trump arrive for summit

05 Mar 2019 By Kyle Springer

If a model exists for how a small country with few friends and a crumbling economy can reintegrate itself with the international community, it is Vietnam.

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Indonesia Crucial to WA’s Future Prosperity

05 Mar 2019 By Professor Stephen Smith

By 2050, most predictions see China, India, the US and Indonesia as the top four economies. To ensure our prosperity does not suffer, we must grow our trade and investment with India and Indonesia. Success with only two out of the top four will not be enough.   

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