A vicious cycle of trade and COVID-19 warfare between the US and China?

06 Apr 2020 By Kyle Springer, Jeffrey Wilson

The US and China have failed to collaborate in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than providing a common threat to prompt cooperation, it has proven divisive.

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IA-CEPA One Year On and the Impacts of COVID-19

02 Apr 2020 By Kyle Springer

It has been little over a year since Australia and Indonesia signed their landmark trade deal, the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).

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Australia’s exposure to regional economic disruption: Trade

02 Apr 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

Most of the economic policy debate in Australia today focuses on the domestic side: how can government stimulate the economy effectively as public health measures close many parts of it down? But the international side of the economic crisis is equally important. Australia is a highly open economy, with deep economic links global partners.

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India, Japan and Australia: Advancing Non-Traditional Trilateral Cooperation

01 Apr 2020 By Gemma King

As the geostrategic environment in the Indo-Pacific evolves, the need for cooperation between India, Japan and Australia has never been more important. In this time of uncertainty, the three like-minded states should come together to help shape the regional architecture in accordance with their aligned strategic interests.

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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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