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What’s behind the fall in donations to NGOs?

By Terence Wood Australian aid NGOs’ revenue fell from 2015 to 2017 (you can see the fall in this chart). Much of this fall stemmed from a drop in donations. You can see the...

Policy, Guns and Money: Episode 12

By ASPI staff In our second episode for 2019, we hear from John Coyne about the recent drug fatalities at music festivals and what we should be doing about it. Danielle Cave and Tom...

China, Belarus and the bear in the room

By Elise Thomas A vast, mostly empty industrial park just outside of Minsk, Belarus, might seem like an unlikely locus of high-tech Chinese innovation. In January, however, it was announced that the China–Belarus Great...

Terrorism in Australia in 2019: more of the same?

By Clive Williams The terrorism threat level in Australia in 2019 is likely to remain at ‘probable’—the middle of five levels. While there can be no ironclad guarantees with counterterrorism, the current level of...

Trump’s gift to the Taliban

By Brahma Chellaney After the attacks of 11 September 2001, the United States invaded Afghanistan and removed the Taliban from power, thereby eliminating a key nexus of international terrorism. But now, a war-weary US,...

The Huawei indictments and the end of trust

By Tom Uren Huawei’s behaviour, coupled with the Chinese government’s wide-ranging commercial espionage, is eroding trust in the global supply chain. Rebuilding that trust will take work. Two sensational US indictments unsealed on Tuesday...

Labour mobility and medical mobility: lessons from Vanuatu

By Rochelle-Lee Bailey and Michael Sorensen Vanuatu is the largest sending country of seasonal workers to both Australia’s Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) and New Zealand’s Recognised Seasonal Employer Scheme (RSE), with over 8,000 workers...

Cooperation for a new age of volatility

By Sri Mulyani Indrawati Managing an economy is not for the faint of heart. Policymakers must constantly monitor the ever-evolving global economic landscape, and anticipate lightning-fast changes that can breed volatility and uncertainty. As...

North of 26° south and the security of Australia

By John Coyne In terms of Australia’s first, and primary, strategic defence objective—‘to deter, deny and defeat any attempt by a hostile country or non-state actor to attack, threaten or coerce Australia’—it seems that...

Dealing with rising public debt in the Pacific

By Rommel Rabanal and Cara Tinio Some degree of caution is required in assessing debt sustainability in the Pacific. The debt to GDP ratio, a commonly used benchmark, may look disproportionately high at first...

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