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Australia gets on board the AIIB – but with caveats

Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced on Sunday that Australia would be signing a Memorandum of Understanding on the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), which would…

Xanana Gusmão on conflict, development and sovereignty for Timor-Leste

On March 16, His Excellency Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão delivered the Annual S T Lee Lecture on Asia and the Pacific before a large audience…

Weekend reading and listening (plus a bonus talk to go to next week)

It’s marred by a few flaws (ominously intoning about the size of global debt is largely meaningless — one person’s debt is another’s savings, so…

Funding for TB and malaria product development partnerships: Australia’s back

While the launch of DFAT’s own ‘innovation hub’ captured the limelight on 23 March, foreign minister Julie Bishop announced on the same day, the eve of…