Foreign Policy


New President Elect Will See ASEAN Partnership Rejuvenated

09 Nov 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The Biden Administration will pave the way for a stronger alliance between the United States and Australia, as well as the wider Indo-Pacific region which includes ASEAN

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Australia and China in an uncertain world

07 Jul 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

The Perth USAsia Centre convened a Chatham House Rule discussion with Australia’s Ambassador to China, Graham Fletcher, on 7th July. This invite-only private discussion enabled the Perth USAsia Centre and key stakeholders to discuss with Mr Fletcher recent developments in the vitally important relationship.

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An update on Hong Kong as new security laws loom

17 Jun 2020 By Hayley Shiel-Rood

As the threat of COVID-19 appears to recede, protesters are once again returning to the streets of Hong Kong. In recent weeks, the Chinese Congress has announced and carried new security laws intended to combat secessionist rebellion within the city. The laws were met with mass protest, and to many Hong Kongers they signal the end of ‘One Country, Two Systems’.

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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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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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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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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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The Conscience of American Democracy: the Visit of Former U.S. Senator Jeff Flake

20 Jan 2020 By Kyle Springer

Senator Flake is a seasoned American political leader. He served twelve years in the U.S. House of Representatives and six years in the United States Senate. He was in Australia hosted by the Perth USAsia Centre and the United States Studies Centre.

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'Averting Crisis' authors lead roundtable discussion on US military and defence

13 Dec 2019 By Erin Watson-Lynn

Roundtable with the authors of the recent report published by the United States Studies Centre, ‘Averting Crisis: American strategy, military spending and collective defence in the Indo-Pacific’.

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