Analysis


  • G20: Stopping the Rot

    G20: Stopping the Rot

    The message is blunt – if we want a stronger, fairer and more functional global economy, then stamping out corruption and white-collar crime has to be an ongoing priority of the G20, states Huguette Labelle. Transparency International is a...

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  • Hong Kong Stands on the Brink of Change

    Summary A violent end to the protests in Hong Kong has been avoided, with crowds of pro-democracy demonstrators dwindling from peak turnout over the past two days. A few protests persist, but in the short term, most of the disputes will move to...

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  • Looking South: Australia’s Strategic Antarctic Interests in the 21st Century

    Looking South: Australia’s Strategic Antarctic Interests in the 21st Century

    Australia should re-focus its Antarctic efforts, clearly state its Antarctic strategic interests and match its Antarctic aspirations with action and carefully directed investment. These are the essential elements of a report released today by...

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  • Three Lessons for Australia from the Ebola Outbreak

    Three Lessons for Australia from the Ebola Outbreak

    While it’s possible we could get an Ebola case in Australia, the chances are pretty low, with no direct flights between here and the west African countries most affected. Those countries also now have in place Ebola screening at their...

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  • Australia’s false China choice over Taiwan

    Australia’s false China choice over Taiwan

    Arguments currently raging in Australia about the so-called China choice have not addressed the crucial issue about what specific concessions must be made to accommodate a rising China. Instead, debate consists of generalised statements that the...

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  • G20: Thinking Laterally as well as Globally

    G20: Thinking Laterally as well as Globally

    Canada’s Jennifer Jeffs proposes two novel ideas for G20 to avoid redundancy: learn from the Asian Financial Crisis example and push for a cross-pollination of expertise between central banks. In the absence of a crisis, the G20 process is in...

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  • Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong

    Umbrella Revolution in Hong Kong

    With Beijing declaring a 6 October 'deadline', Hong Kong's Umbrella Revolution appears to have lost numbers. However, Chin Jin argues that, given the greater history of Hong Kong-Beijing relations, the protests will continue. Hong Kong's...

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  • G20: Tax Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word

    G20: Tax Doesn’t Have to be a Dirty Word

    Modernising taxation systems and global cooperation to prevent labyrinthine tax-minimisation, avoidance and evasion schemes should be at the heart of the G20 agenda, proposes Mark Azzopardi. It could almost be a riddle: what happens when...

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  • Challenges Ahead for Afghanistan’s New President and Government of Unity

    Challenges Ahead for Afghanistan’s New President and Government of Unity

    In the aftermath of the first democratic power transition in the country's history, Ian Dudgeon analyses the upcoming challenges of the unique power-sharing arrangement between Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah. Dr Ashraf Ghani, a former...

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  • Be Strong but Be Fair

    Be Strong but Be Fair

    A strong steady hand is vital to manage the current global economy, but with so many balls in
the air, care must be taken not to marginalise emerging economies, writes Japan’s Yoshiji Nogami. Given the tough times facing the global economy,...

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