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From System Shock to System Change – Regenerative Opportunities

11 March 2021

We have a choice. The next decade could see us transition into a world of ever more destabilising shocks, or towards a reconfiguration of the systems we rely on based on goals of equity, sustainability and resilience. Forum for the Future, a leading international sustainability non-profit organisation with offices in London, New York, Singapore and…

Myanmar’s Latest Coup: What is to be Done?

9 March 2021

Writing that Myanmar has always had the capacity to surprise, Dr Selth explores the motivations and implications of the coup d’état launched by the country’s military, the Tatmadaw. Dr Selth notes that the international community has never been able to agree on the best approach towards Myanmar, with policies ranging over the years from tough sanctions…

Does Australia need Nuclear-Powered Submarines and a Nuclear-Power Sector?

2 March 2021

Mr Hughes writes that, to a very large degree, anything associated with a nuclear industry or which has a nuclear basis, whether civilian or military, is anathema in Australia. Citing the delays and cost overruns that now hinder Australia’s Attack-class submarines, Mr Hughes sees such thinking as impeding Australia’s climate commitments as well as its…

Myanmar’s Latest Coup: What is to be Done?

18 February 2021

Writing that Myanmar has always had the capacity to surprise, Dr Selth explores the motivations and implications of the coup d’état launched by the country’s military, the Tatmadaw. Dr Selth notes that the international community has never been able to agree on the best approach towards Myanmar, with policies ranging over the years from tough…

Too Many Eggs in the Dragon’s Basket? Part Two: Diversifying Australia’s Export Base

21 January 2021

Having taken stock of Australia’s trading relationship with China to pose the question of whether Canberra has become too dependent on Beijing as an export destination, Mr Hull now draws on his experience as a former Austrade Senior Trade Commissioner to assess the strengths and weaknesses of Australia’s exporting model, the feasibility of reducing the trade reliance on China…

Too Many Eggs in the Dragon’s Basket? Part One: Australia’s Reliance on Exports to China

29 October 2020

In this paper, FDI Associate Greg Hull takes stock of Australia’s trading relationship with China to pose the question of whether, in the wake of the tariffs and restrictions placed on a number of Australian exports by the Chinese authorities, Australia has become too dependent on China as an export destination. To view this paper in…

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