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The fall of Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms? An analysis of closures and future directions

  • Dr Jeffrey Gil,

Worsening relations between China, North America, Europe and Australia means many Confucius Institutes and Confucius Classrooms have closed, but more are opening in other regions.

INTERVIEW: Women play a key role in preventing geopolitical conflict and the success of peacekeeping initiatives

  • Natasha Stott Despoja AO,

The lives of civilians, particularly women, are often overlooked in relation to the impact of geopolitical competition.

WEBINAR: The prospects of great power war in the Indo-Pacific

The war in Ukraine invites us to consider the prospects for conflict in Australia’s region.

Indonesia’s pandemic foreign policy: Between pragmatism and Jokowi’s legacy

  • Muhamad Arif,

Jakarta seems to be playing a long game: keeping the great powers from outright conflict while reaping as many benefits as possible.

Biden’s China policy following the US withdrawal from Afghanistan

  • Professor Shi Yinhong,

The impacts on perceptions of US power in the Indo-Pacific are now unavoidably tied to the botched US withdrawal from Afghanistan.