In the Media | February 2022
“The Quad meeting is being held at a time when there is a quite strong sense of an accelerating challenge from China and Russia to the global order the Quad countries want to reinforce.” - Asia Society Australia Executive Director of Policy and Asia Society Policy Institute Senior Fellow Richard Maude in the Australian Financial Review .
Many Pacific Island leaders “welcome the economic investment China is making in the region” while worrying about “becoming too embroiled in superpower rivalry.” - Asia Society Policy Institute Research Associate Dominique Fraser in Voice of America.
"Technology has emerged as one of the front lines of the contest with China, and the Quad is in the thick of it, with potentially significant implications for business." - Richard Maude editorial in the Australian Financial Review.
“This is not a re-run of the Cold War, but the battle lines have been drawn for some time now and are stark." - Richard Maude quoted on China and Russia's Olympics announcement in the Australian Financial Review.
Richard Maude and Perth USAsia Senior Policy Fellow Hayley Channer discuss the Quad on ABC Radio National's Saturday Extra program with Geraldine Doogue (from 1:50).
“Morrison now faces a steady stream of consequential policy decisions as the old world order unravels and US-China competition ramps up.” - Richard Maude quoted in The Australian.
"To the extent that hyper-bipartisanship fuels Australia’s shrill public debate on China, we are the poorer for it." - Richard Maude on foreign policy bipartisanship for Lowy Institute's The Interpreter.
The launch of the Australia Vietnam Policy Institute – a joint initiative between RMIT, Asialink, Asia Society Australia and Australia Vietnam Leaders Dialogue – appears in The Voice of Vietnam, VietnamPlus, Le Courrier Du Vietnam , National Tribune, Thoi Dai, BNews and VietnamNet.
"Once female leaders came to power, they often faced fierce resistance — civilian protests, military coups, or even assassination." - Professor Mark Thompson's Disruptive Asia essay on women in politics in Asia appears in The Diplomat.