geopolitics

IB 2021/22 The Case for Enhanced Australian Engagement with the Federated States of Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) is situated in a strategic area on the northern frontline of China’s push into the Pacific region.

IB 2021/21 China–Pacific Tourism Engagement: Opportunities and Challenges

Tourism is a pillar industry in the Pacific, contributing 11.1 per cent of the region’s GDP, or US$3.8 billion, and creating 131,010 jobs in 2018 (South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) 2019:3).

Kashmir endures another year of utter despair

Two years ago, on 5 August 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi removed the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir as a state (the only Muslim-majority one in India) and redesignated it as two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Ladakh, which are governed directly from Delhi.

Afghanistan: China’s Critical Jigsaw Piece

With the situation in Afghanistan fast unravelling, China will be keen to become the main external player to replace the Americans. But it won’t be plain sailing for Beijing.

Putin, Xi friendship ‘driven by their hatred for West’

The conjoining of Beijing and Moscow’s strategic ambitions increases the potential for conflict in the world.

Research-Policy Nexus: New Developments about Pacific Studies in China

This presentation is part of the DPA seminar series

Research on China’s diplomacy and other activities in the Pacific has grown in recent years. What is less discussed is the rapid development of Pacific Studies and related activities in China. Based on the author’s original research, this seminar will discuss these developments and focus on the research-policy nexus.

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Mapping Security Cooperation in the Pacific Islands - Research Report

In the 2018 Boe Declaration on Regional Security, Pacific Islands Forum (PIF) leaders recognised that the Pacific Islands region is facing ‘an increasingly complex regional security environment dri

Geopolitics, cybersecurity and sustainability: The case of undersea internet cables in the Pacific region

Geopolitics, cybersecurity and sustainability are important issues when it comes to the rollout of information and communication technologies in the Pacific region. This presentation will explore these issues through examination of undersea internet cables.

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