Debate: "General"
Making the most of AUKUS’s second pillar

From its inception, the AUKUS pact has been wrapped in expectations. Fundamentally, it is a technology and capability agreement—an accelerator. That may sound mundane but it is incredibly challenging. To realise its promise, three sovereign …

Making Ukrainian victory possible

Almost one year after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the war is entering a new phase. Following the failed attack on Kyiv last year and the Ukrainians’ stunning counteroffensive that liberated Kharkiv in the north and …

APEC’s challenging 2022

The start of 2022 held much promise for APEC economies. The Covid-19 pandemic seemed under control. As the 2022 APEC host, Thailand anticipated a full year of in-person meetings to focus the region’s attention on …

The number behind Fiji’s coup culture

The spectre of Fiji’s ‘coup culture’ continues to loom over the republic despite the peaceful transfer of power on Christmas Eve 2022. That this occurred was due, in part, to Commander Major General Ro Jone …

Vietnam’s economy shows signs of revival

In 2022, the geopolitical tensions caused by the war in Ukraine, slowing growth in the Chinese economy and sharp rises in energy and food prices led to a significantly higher inflationary outlook globally. These factors …