India Begins to Unwind: The View from Mumbai in May

04 Jun 2020 By Hugo Seymour

Not a month into Greg Wilcock’s tenure as Australia’s new Consul General to Mumbai, did India’s most populous city embark on the nation-wide COVID-19 lockdown. On March 24, following a televised address by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s 1.3 billion people shut down non-essential economic and social activity in an attempt to curtail the spread of the virus.

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Mapping Indonesia’s Infrastructure ‘Gaps’

03 Jun 2020 By Kyle Springer

As Indonesia has grown over the past decades, infrastructure has suffered from chronic underinvestment and strain. President Joko Widodo has made infrastructure a priority and its development has become a feature of his popular appeal.

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His Excellency Mr Baeksoon Lee: A Reflection on Australia-South Korea Relations

25 May 2020 By Gemma King

On Thursday 21 May, the Perth USAsia Centre hosted His Excellency Mr Baeksoon Lee, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to Australia for an online private dialogue, convened under Chatham House Rule.

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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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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 Q & A with Dr Rajeswari Rajagopalan

06 Feb 2020 By Tammy Wayne-Elliot

Dr Rajagopalan will join us for both the private and public dialogues for this year’s Japan Symposium, convened by the Perth USAsia Centre in partnership with Japan Consulate in Perth. She spoke with our Tammy Wayne-Elliot in the lead up to the event.

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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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Building bridges: Indonesia and the infrastructure “cold war” - CIFP 2019, Jakarta

13 Jan 2020 By Dr. Tomoo Kikuchi

Late last year, the Perth USAsia Centre was represented at the annual Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy. The following summary and overview has been prepared by panelist Tomoo Kikuchi and includes his own insights provided at the Conference.

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