Mathew Davies

Why Turnbull's Asian summit trip was a missed opportunity

Malcolm Turnbull's efforts at APEC and the East Asia Summit went some way towards achieving three foreign policy aims, but failed at a potential fourth, writes Dr Matt Davies

The Symbolism of ASEAN at 50

Do rituals and symbolism explain ASEAN's 50-year endurance? asks Dr Mathew Davies

Asian pawns lose out in power play between the US and China

Is there broader deal-making going on in Asia which may or may not relate to the current push by the US and China to rein in North Korea asks Dr Mathew Davies

Out of order

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop's call for ASEAN to defend the international rules-based order is desirable, but is it realistic, questions Mathew Davies.

The TPP is over. What happens now?

Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership immediately upon assuming office, writes Dr Mathew Davies

ASEAN centrality losing ground

Will the goals of unity and centrality be fulfilled at the upcoming 28th ASEAN Summit, asks Mathew Davies

Philippines stumbling towards dangerous isolation

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's temperament and policies continue to strain the Washington-Manila relationship, opines Mathew Davies.

ASEAN's South China Sea ulcer

Continued failure to address the South China Sea issue is not only a short term failure – it now represents a significant and ongoing risk to ASEAN’s health. The regional organisation should seek treatment, and stat, declares Mathew Davies

Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

There are lessons to be learnt from the UK-EU split, writes Mathew Davies

University impact requires criticism, rigour, bravery, education

The call for universities and academics to have impact is ­impor­tant and legitimate, and there is a strong narrative about how many in the social sciences have failed to achieve this.


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