As signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Australia and Japan are treading familiar ground, writes STACEY STEELE. Like many other signatories to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) published on 5 November 2015, Australia and Japan already have a bilateral trade treaty—the Japan–Australia Economic Partnership Agreement (JAEPA). Signed on 8 July 2014, JAEPA only came into force on […]
Category: South Asia Studies
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PAULA HANASZ questions the effectiveness of Australia’s initiatives to bring water security to South Asia. In the not too distant past, it seemed almost a truism that the wars of this century would be over water. While that fear has largely been replaced by a more nuanced understanding of the complexity of water conflict and […]
The ball appears to be in Beijing’s court as protests grow in Hong Kong over how the former British colony should be governed, writes KERRY BROWN. The Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region over late June and into early July coincided with the final stages of the consultations launched in December 2013 […]