Understanding India's Rise as an Indo-Pacific Power

10 May 2019 By Hugo Seymour

In early May, the Perth USAsia Centre had the privilege of hosting Distinguished Fellow and former DFAT Secretary Peter Varghese AO, to discuss India’s growth trajectory and the implications for its strategic policy and regional relationships.

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Journalist pardons are welcome, but press freedom in Myanmar will require real reform

09 May 2019 By Kyle Springer

Myanmar’s president released more than 6,000 prisoners on Tuesday, including two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalists imprisoned for reporting on a military crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority in Rakhine state.

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Australia-Japan-ASEAN: Strengthening the Core of the Indo-Pacific

06 May 2019 By Kyle Springer

2019’s Japan Symposium consisted of a half-day private dialogue with 20 strategic thinkers for a high-level discussion on the role of Australia, Japan, and ASEAN in the Indo-Pacific region, and a public event attended by 128 guests featuring 6 speakers. The Symposium examined the idea that Australia and Japan have a role to play in helping ASEAN adopt the Indo-Pacific concept, which in turn will contributing to a more cohesive, secure, and stable region.

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The United States' Diplomatic Efforts on Overseas Hostage-Related Matters

26 Apr 2019 By Alex McKenzie

The United States’ Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs, Mr Robert C. O’Brien visited the Perth USAsia Centre on 15 April 2019 to discuss the United States’ (U.S.) diplomatic effort on overseas hostage-related matters.

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Australia and the United States – An Overview

23 Apr 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The Australian Deputy Head of Mission to the United States, Ms Katrina Cooper, presented to a roundtable event on Wednesday 10 April 2019 to discuss the Australia-US alliance under President Donald Trump, as well as the recent developments in U.S. domestic politics.

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Fact checking the Indonesian election in an age of disinformation

11 Apr 2019 By Coel Healy

Disinformation campaigns and ‘fake news’ have emerged as a real and present threat to democratic elections around the world. The race has since intensified as the poll date of April 17 fast approaches, and so have the efforts of anonymous disseminators of misinformation to manipulate the outcome.

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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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