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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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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