In this episode with Associate Professor Alexey Muraviev of Curtin University, head of the Department of Social Sciences & Security Studies and a leading academic in Australia on Russia, we discuss the role that Russia plays in the Pacific, the ways in which soft and hard power can be asserted, and why we should never forget that Russia never gave up its title of super-power.
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Diverging Regional Priorities at the Pacific Islands Forum
Pacific Island leaders are likely to assert their interests at the expense of Australia’s at this week’s Pacific Islands Forum.
E-Commerce and Government Assistance Boost Pacific Exports
As APEC brings leaders to the Pacific, new data shows adoption of digital technology is fuelling exports and business confidence is high throughout the region.
What Role can the Pacific Islands Play in Strengthening Australia’s Security?
When Australian policymakers and politicians talk about security in the Asia-Pacific, they're talking about Asia. But if the country wants to strengthen its security, it can’t forget the Pacific.