Four lockdowns and four stimulus packages – suppressing COVID-19, India turns to the economy

25 May 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Since the Perth USAsia Centre’s India Update in early April, India has remained in various stages of national lockdown. To suppress the spread of COVID-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi first announced lockdown on 24th March - and has subsequently extended it three times.

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Perth USAsia Centre Chimes in on Global Conversation

18 May 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot, Jeffrey Wilson

Last week, our Research Director, Dr Jeffrey Wilson was called upon by media throughout the country and some international agencies to offer expertise and insight following China’s move to stop importing barley from Australia, and their ceasing of imports from four Australian abattoirs.

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Covid-19 shouldn’t stop Australia, India and Japan from developing stronger ties

15 May 2020 By Gemma King, Hugo Seymour

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, geopolitical competition is not going into hibernation. With relations between the US and China taking a further adversarial turn, it is imperative that Australia find ways to continue strengthening and diversifying its strategic relationships.

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2020 US Election Blog Series: Edition 3

14 May 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The US Election Blog Series continues with the timeline through to July this year. COVID-19 has impacted both the election timeline and campaign plans.

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Ineffective handling of Hong Kong’s COVID-19 outbreak igniting further opposition against mainland China

07 May 2020 By Hayley Shiel-Rood

As the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated the global news cycle, many political issues of significant import have fallen from public attention. One such issue, of considerable significance for the politics of the Indo-Pacific, is pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong.

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Is a Quad-plus the answer post COVID-19? Public webinar with Dr. Rajagopalan

30 Apr 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The Perth USAsia Centre was delighted to host Dr. Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Distinguished Fellow and Head of the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at Observer Research Foundation for our first virtual public webinar.

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Rory Medcalf: Managing Risks of Strategic Competition in the 21st Century Indo-Pacific

16 Apr 2020 By Gemma King

On Wednesday 8 April 2020, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of National Security College at the Australian National University for a private virtual roundtable to discuss his new book, Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China Won’t Map the Future.

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Critical materials and the Australia-India economic relationship

16 Apr 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Australia’s pursuit of a closer economic relationship with India has been driven by India’s growth and Australia’s need to diversify its economy. The critical materials sector, essential in producing 21st century technologies, is a priority area to develop the relationship. Positive strategic and commercial developments in 2019 are likely on hold until the post-COVID-19 recovery begins.

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Locking Down 1.3 Billion People: India’s Swift Response to COVID-19

06 Apr 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Following a televised evening address on the 24th March by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s 1.3bn people are undertaking a 21-day national lockdown.

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