Abe Shinzo: The ‘father’ of the Indo-Pacific

14 Sep 2020 By Gemma King

Abe Shinzo’s legacy as a norm entrepreneur in the Indo-Pacific will last beyond his resignation as Prime Minister of Japan. Abe made a significant contribution to the regional order by pioneering, developing and realising the Indo-Pacific concept.

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Book Review: Contest for the Indo-Pacific: Why China won’t map the future by Rory Medcalf

28 Aug 2020 By Jeffrey Wilson

Dr Jeffrey Wilson reviews a title written by Rory Medcalf, outlining the future of the Indo-Pacific. Rory Medcalf is a professor and Head of the National Security College at the Australian National University. The review was initally published in the Australian Defence Force's Journal of Defence and Strategic Studies.

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The Korean Peninsula in the Indo-Pacific in 2020

14 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

The Perth USAsia Centre hosted Australia’s Ambassador to the Republic of Korea, Mr James Choi, for an online private dialogue on 13th August 2020.

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What have we learned from COVID-19’s impacts on Australia, India and Indonesia?

07 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

The international public health emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally disrupted societies across the Indian Ocean region. Health systems have been stretched, economies have been hibernated, and social and family relationships have been strained to an extraordinary degree.

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Lessons from COVID-19 and the future of global health

06 Aug 2020 By Hugo Seymour

On 5th August, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted an online public discussion with one of Australia and the world’s leading health policy and pandemic experts, Jane Halton AO PSM.

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Australia and ASEAN’s Shared Recovery

21 Jul 2020 By Hugo Seymour

On the 21st July, the Perth USAsia Centre convened an online private dialogue with Australia’s most recent Ambassador to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Ms Jane Duke.

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Shining a light on global battery value chains

08 Jul 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Launching the flagship research publication of the new Future Battery Industries Cooperative Research Centre (FBI-CRC), the Perth USAsia Centre convened in partnership with the FBI-CRC an online public forum on the governance of global battery value chains.

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Australia’s New Regional Defence Strategy

06 Jul 2020 By Hugo Seymour

On 6th July 2020, Australia’s Defence Minister Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC delivered a public address before the Perth USAsia Centre and The University of Western Australia, concerning Australia’s evolving security challenges across the Indo-Pacific region in a post-COVID-19 environment.

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Indonesia-Australia agreement offers glimmer of hope amid trade wars

03 Jul 2020 By Kyle Springer, Tammy Wayne-Elliot

The game-changing Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA), a wide-ranging economic partnership agreement made with Indonesia, ratified by both governments before COVID-19 hit, and due to enter into force on 5 July.

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