2020 marks an important year for Vietnam’s diplomatic leadership. As of January the vibrant nation once labelled as the ‘reluctant middle power of Asia’ assumed its role as chair of ASEAN, while also taking up a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council table. These dual leadership roles matter, underscoring Vietnam’s evolving position, prestige […]
On 12 November 2018 the Griffith Asia Institute held its annual Australia-Japan Dialogue in the port city of Yokosuka, Japan, home to both a sizable contingent of the Maritime Self-Defense Force and to a major United States naval base. It was the eighth time GAI has convened the Dialogue, an initiative begun by Associate Professor […]
The workshop will cover everything from the acceleration of nuclear proliferation region to increased acquisition of new weapons and beyond.
The rise of China has raised concerns in the region and in the West, particularly over the South China Sea disputes and China’s new Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).