Reading Room: Thai Military Power

By Professor Anthony Milner
Posted on June 26th, 2019

In Thai Military Power: A Culture of Strategic Accommodation, Greg Raymond outlines the historical context and strategic thinking behind Thailand’s diplomatic and military posture. It is an engaging and thought-provoking book which provides a much-needed analysis of an influential middle power at a time when such key players in the Asian region should be receiving more attention.

Negara Brunei Darussalam in 2018: Some Good News at Last

By Jörn Dosch, Jatswan S. Sidhu
Posted on March 12th, 2019

After four years of economic gloom, the Bruneian economy began showing signs of recovery, mainly thanks to improved global oil prices and the fruits of government policies introduced three years ago.

Selamat Tinggal Majlis Profesor Negara – Pengajaran & Iktibar

By Prof Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak
Posted on May 29th, 2018

Oleh: Prof Tan Sri Dzulkifli Abdul Razak – Sahlah sudah bahawa Majlis Profesor Negara (MPN) terbubar ekoran pengumuman yang dibuat baru-baru ini. MPN terletak dibawah Jabatan Perdana Menteri dan dipengerusikan oleh Penasihat Sains kepada Perdana Menteri. Oleh itu pembubarannya menimbul banyak persoalan kepada ramai.

What does TPP-11 tell us about Asia’s geopolitics?

By Rahul Mishra and Asef Raiyan Hoque
Posted on May 16th, 2018

When the United States announced it’s intention to leave the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, it seemed that without Washington, TPP would never see the light of the day. As part of former President Barack Obama’s Pivot to Asia, it was the US, after all, which steered the course of the TPP ever since it joined the group.

Keynote Address by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah at the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue 2018

Posted on April 20th, 2018

On Tuesday 13 March 2018, His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah, the Sultan of Perak and Chancellor of the University of Malaya, Malaysia delivered the keynote address at the ASEAN-Australia Dialogue 2018. The Dialogue was a unique conference hosted by a consortium of Australia’s leading academic institutions, including Asialink, business and government, to address contemporary multilateral issues, including shared economic, security and political challenges and opportunities facing ASEAN and Australia.

Turkey – EU: Waiting for Godot

By Aaron Denison
Posted on April 10th, 2018

By Aaron Denison. Turkey has been applying for the EU membership since 1987 when Turgut Ozal, the 8th President of Turkey submitted an application. But until today, they have…

The ASEAN–Australia summit: success, but some false leads

By Anthony Milner
Posted on March 23rd, 2018

The ASEAN–Australia Special Summit attracted bipartisan Australian support, and was a success. We saw Malcolm Turnbull, in his carefully worded commentary and body language, engaging effectively with our neighbours.

ASEAN is back, and that is good news for Australia

By Anthony Milner
Posted on March 19th, 2018

Over the past week we have been building engagement with our neighbours. The ASEAN-Australia Special Summit was the climax, but the program of events went far wider.

Culture and values central to creating deeper partnership

By Anthony Milner
Posted on March 13th, 2018

ASEAN is back on Australia’s agenda, having been neglected in recent times. The media release for the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper states that Australia’s first foreign policy priority is to ‘increase [its] efforts to ensure [Australia] remain[s] a leading partner for Southeast Asia’.


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