AIIA 2014 National Conference

Australian Outlook

AIIA 2014 National Conference

Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation Monday 27 October 2014, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra For 90 years, the Australian Institute of International Affairs...

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  • (Lack of) Gender Equality at the G20
    Fresh Perspectives

    (Lack of) Gender Equality at the G20

    Madeleine Albright’s granddaughter once asked her why people thought she was special by being Secretary of State; she believed that “only women” held that position. Following Albright were Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton – these were all people who did not fit the traditional membership profile of US... More >
  • An Interim Report Card on the Modi Government
    Analysis

    An Interim Report Card on the Modi Government

    Three months into Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Mod’s tenure, how do we assess his record to date? So far he has neither delivered on the exaggerated expectations of enthusiasts nor vindicated the worst fears of detractors. He is proving to be practical, not ideological, pragmatic rather than dogmatic. The clearest articulation of... More >
  • Inspiring Infrastructure as an Ideal Way Forward
    Analysis

    Inspiring Infrastructure as an Ideal Way Forward

    In order to attract private sector investment, Dr Stephen Grenville proposes a progressive G20-led collaboration between multilateral development banks, credit rating agencies and government. As chair of the G20 in 2014, Australia has identified infrastructure investment
 as a priority issue. The need is apparent, not just in emerging... More >
  • Potential for a Light-Bulb Moment
    Analysis

    Potential for a Light-Bulb Moment

    A G20 emphasis on energy infrastructure, reducing impractical subsidies, better technology and instituting new rules will strengthen global energy market resilience, argues Professor Xu Yi-Chong As the world’s largest energy producers and consumers, all G20 members face the challenge of securing safe, reliable and sustainable energy... More >
  • Playing the Long Game: the Demise of China’s ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ in the South China Sea
    Analysis

    Playing the Long Game: the Demise of China’s ‘Strategic Ambiguity’ in the South China Sea

    China continues to play a long game in asserting its territorial claims and hegemonic ambitions in the South China Sea (SCS). After its confrontation with Vietnam over the Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig in May this year, Beijing has recently announced that it intends to build lighthouses on five islands in the SCS, two of... More >

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Reading Room

Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications

The spike in global food prices in 2007-2008 caused panic among consumers and governments in developing...

India in South Asia: Domestic Identity Politics and Foreign Policy from Nehru to the BJP

Indian foreign policy is often described as having shed its ‘postcolonial baggage’, having...

Japan’s Maritime Security Strategy: The Japan Coast Guard and Maritime Outlaws

Japan has long been characterised as a passive actor in international politics, reacting to rather than...

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