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  • Impacts of the US Administration on the Japan-Australia relationship

    Impacts of the US Administration on the Japan-Australia relationship

    Presented by Mr Hidehiro Hosaka, Consul-General, Consulate of Japan in Brisbane Consul-General of Japan Mr Hidehiro Hosaka arrived to his posting in Brisbane in November 2015. Throughout his career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA),...

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  • Trump and globalisation: will the retreat from open trade damage global development?

    Trump and globalisation: will the retreat from open trade damage global development?

    Rapid expansion of international trade was crucial to rising incomes in Asian developing countries in the late 20th century. The great Crash of 2008, slowed, but did not end growth in most of the developing world. The large-scale entry into the...

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  • China and the Indo-Pacific:  The view from Japan

    China and the Indo-Pacific: The view from Japan

    Dr Seiichiro Takagi, Senior Research Adviser, Japan Institute of International Affairs     Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, was the first foreign leader to meet Donald Trump after his improbable election victory. Yet as the region...

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  • Australian Defence Strategy in the age of Trump and Chinese assertiveness

    Australian Defence Strategy in the age of Trump and Chinese assertiveness

    How would we know a good defence strategy if we saw one? The Asian Century and the new Trump Administration are challenging many of the traditional assumptions at the heart of Australian defence policy and strategy. In this talk, Dr. Adam...

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