A recent mass stabbing attack on bystanders at a train station in China has again focused attention on the troubled Xinjiang province. Read the full article by Griffith Asia Institute’s Dr Michael Clarke in Asian Currents April 2014 edition (page 22).
U.S. President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo last week to launch an Asian tour dedicated to reinvigorating his policy of “rebalancing” US foreign policy towards a dynamic Asia. “East Asia is a tumultuous region with a multitude of fractures that the US has done little to mend over the last half-century”, said Christian Wirth, a […]
In an article published today for The Australian, Rowan Callick mused on the apparent success of talks held this month by Prime Minister Tony Abbott during his recent Asian tour. Returning with two signed Free Trade Agreements and another in discussion, the success of the tour is at odds with the common attitude that Australia’s Liberal governments are poor […]
China has staked its economic future on deeper integration with Central Asia. But as the US withdraws from Afghanistan, Beijing is concerned that a renewed civil war there could thwart regional development. Griffith Asia Institute’s Dr Michael Clarke spoke with DW’s Spencer Kimball about the situation. Read the full article on the Deutsche Welle website.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott is due in Japan next week and Australian farmers are hoping a free trade agreement between the two countries will be sealed in their favour. Professor Andrew O’Neil, director of the Griffith Asia Institute, was yesterday interview by Cameron Wilson from ABC’s Bush Telegraph program about the talks. He said there […]