Observations from the 18th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue

24 Jun 2019 By Emily Davies

Perth USAsia Centre’s CEO Professor Gordon Flake and Board member, and Former Minister for Defence and Foreign Affairs, Professor Stephen Smith attended the 18th Annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.

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China Forum Showcases Opportunities for WA Business

30 May 2019 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

China Business Forum was held on 14 May at Crown Towers, Perth hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre in partnership with Small Business Development Corporation and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

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Centre Goes to Washington

29 May 2019 By Hugo Seymour

The Perth USAsia Centre's Hugo Seymour will take part as an Australian delegate in the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP).

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Australia and India Go to the Polls..What's Next?

17 May 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn

In the lead up to Australia’s federal election, the foreign policy debate has largely focussed on how the next government will engage China. What is missing from the discussion is how Australia will engage India, the region’s next great power.

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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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