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Asia Pacific Economics

Modi’s consolidation of power comes with opportunities for reform

Since Narendra Modi became Prime Minister in 2014 the BJP has rapidly consolidated power, giving him the ability to enact substantial reforms.

Asia Pacific Security

ASEAN’s anti-terror coordination problem

On September 19 and 20, the ten ASEAN member countries gathered for two Ministerial Meetings to further define and strengthen the bloc’s position on counter-terrorism.

Asia Pacific Politics

Japan elections: what an Abe victory would mean for security

Pyongyang’s recent nuclear test and missile launches over Japan prompted snap general elections, in which the LDP pledges to change the Constitution.

Asia Pacific Security

Why a nuclear Japan would not solve the North Korea threat

Amid escalating rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington, some believe a North Korea-US war is a ‘real possibility’. It has been suggested that Japan should support the US and stabilize the

Asia Pacific Guest Post Security

Guest Post: Should Japan go nuclear? Michael Rubin argues that diplomacy isn’t working

As the North Korean nuclear threat looms ever larger, it has been suggested that Japan support the US and stabilize the region by obtaining nuclear weapons. But does it make

Asia Pacific Security

India’s Aadhaar programme and the future of biometrics

India’s biometric identification programme, Aadhaar, has gone from an optional program to a mandatory one and is collecting more data than ever expected.

Asia Pacific Politics

Special Report: Seven things to watch at China’s 19th Party Congress

The lead-up to China’s 19th Party Congress has been filled with uncertainty. GRI presents this guide of what to watch for during the coming weeks.

Asia Pacific Security

Australia’s ballistic missile defence options

Australia increasingly faces the need to address the North Korean missile threat by developing a domestic ballistic missile defence system.

Asia Pacific Politics

What next for Suu Kyi, Myanmar and the Rohingya?

The plight of the Rohingya once again dominates international media headlines. But even though Suu Kyi is reluctant to stop the attacks, geopolitical interests are likely to prevail over any

Asia Pacific Economics

Challenges for China: The path towards a knowledge economy

Despite the presence of structural challenges, a knowledge economy does not seem likely to lead to the stability of China and may lead to further growth.