Briefing MONTHLY

News and original analysis on Asia and Australia-Asia relations

Asia Briefing

Briefing MONTHLY is a public update with news and original analysis on Asia and Australia-Asia relations. As Australia debates its future in Asia, and the Australian media footprint in Asia continues to shrink, it is an opportune time to offer Australians at the forefront of Australia’s engagement with Asia a professionally edited, succinct and authoritative curation of the most relevant content on Asia and Australia-Asia relations. Focused on business, geopolitics, education and culture, Briefing MONTHLY is distinctly Australian and internationalist, highlighting trends, deals, visits, stories and events in our region that matter.

Greg Earl,
Editor, Briefing MONTHLY

Philipp Ivanov 
CEO, Asia Society Australia

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A new Jakarta | Educating Asia | Safe cities ranked
Asia Briefing LIVE Special Edition | Plus: White Australia re-examined and the PM’s regional tour
Women in Asia | Trade wars | BRI: good for thinktanks
Election winners and losers | PNG shakeup | Chinese warriors
Election season | Economic outlook | Digital Asia
It’s a big year of voting across Asia but India is like nothing else. Greg Earl recounts a week in the middle of the world’s biggest election campaign.
Rethinking China | Election season | Asia’s best dining
Special focus: Remaking trade | Rebuilding aid. Plus: China business
India & Indonesia vote | China troubles | Diplomacy c1996



Asia Briefing Unwired

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    Asia Society Australia’s new podcast channel, Asia Briefing UNWIRED, takes to the campaign trail with Festival of Democracy, following two of Australia’s most important Asian neighbours as they head to the polling booth.

Asia Briefing LIVE

Disruptive Asia

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    By Dermot O’Gorman, Chief Executive Officer, World Wide Fund for Nature Australia

    The Pacific cannot afford to wait for Australia’s domestic politics to align in its favour. It needs consistent and concerted support from its neighbours.
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    By Jane Golley, Director, Australian Centre on China in the World & James Laurenceson, Acting director, Australia-China Relations Institute

    Nowhere is calibrating an effective Australian response more important than in the Pacific.
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    By Say Boon Lim, Australian-based consultant, advisor and non-executive director to companies in Asia

    Australia has to stand up for its broader interests, notwithstanding possible economic blowback.