geopolitics

IB 2021/08 Small Island Developing States Drive a Green Post-COVID-19 Recovery Agenda

Despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the existential threat of climate change for small island developing states (SIDS) remains.

IB 2021/03 China’s Third White Paper on Foreign Aid — A Comparative Analysis

The long-anticipated China’s third white paper on foreign aid was released by the Chinese government on 10 January 2021 (State Council 2021). It covers Chinese aid in the period

DP 2021/01 Fifty Years after the ‘Act of Free Choice’: The West Papua Issue in a Regional Context

Since the early 1970s the author has followed the development of the West Papua issue, first as field director of ANU’s New Guinea Research Unit and director of the National Research Institute of P

IB 2020/29 China’s Media Strategy in the Pacific

This paper analyses how China has both used its own media outlets and engaged with Pacific media organisations to ‘tell the China story’ in the region in recent years.

IB 2020/27 Pacific Island Leaders’ Addresses to the 2020 UN General Assembly in the Context of Big Power Competition Part Two: Special Concerns and Implications

This In Brief is the second in a two-part series on the Pacific Island leaders’ speeches delivered at the 75th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in September 2020.

IB 2020/26 Pacific Island Leaders’ Addresses to the 2020 UN General Assembly in the Context of Big Power Competition Part One: Shared Concerns and Implications

As strategic competition between China and traditional powers, particularly the US, rapidly unfolds in the Indo-Pacific region, it is worth examining the response of the Pacific Island countries (P

IB 2020/22 China’s Military Engagement with Pacific Island Countries

China’s fast-growing presence in the Pacific Island countries (PICs) have triggered traditional powers’ increasing concerns about China’s military ambition in the region.

IB 2020/10 China’s Coronavirus ‘COVID-19 Diplomacy’ in the Pacific

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is spreading to Pacific Island countries (PICs), posing a severe threat to their economies and human security. Donors are aiding the region.

The Influence of the United Nations on the Antarctic System: A Source of Erosion or Cohesion?

Stuart Harris, ‘The Influence of the United Nations on the Antarctic System: A Source of Erosion or Cohesion?’, IR Working Paper 1990/10, Canberra: Department of International Rela

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