Patron: Her Excellency The Right Honourable Dame Patsy Reddy, GNZM, QSO, Governor-General of New Zealand

Japan leaves the International Whaling Commission

By Dr Anita Perkins Welcome to 2019! We look forward to another fruitful year of discussing geopolitics and social issues in the Asia-Pacific region at our Asia Forum meet ups. The year has begun with much controversy in the United States as President Trump enters ... Continue Reading >>

Escalating Trade War Between China and the US 

By Dr Anita Perkins As the US moves closer to mid-term elections, to be held on 6 November, both domestic and international commentators are keeping a close watch on the US economy, and on the Trump administration’s increasing trade war with China. Since the start ... Continue Reading >>

News from the Singapore ASEAN Forum and East Asia Summit Meetings

By Dr Anita Perkins The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum and East Asia Summit  Ministerial Meetings are currently taking place in Singapore. ASEAN promotes economic and political integration and is made up of 10 member countries: Brunei, ... Continue Reading >>

Focus on Nepal

By Dr Anita Perkins A beautiful land-locked country in South Asia Nepal is a country in South Asia of about 29 million inhabitants and 147km squared. Landlocked and positioned between India and China, Nepal was largely closed off to the outside world until the 1950s. ... Continue Reading >>

Keeping up to date with what’s going on in Asia: Podcasts and new sources

By Dr Anita Perkins Members of the Asia forum are keen to keep up with current events in the Asia Pacific Region. Aside from the Forum’s regular events and web stories, where can we go to get this information? In recent years we’ve seen some substantial changes to ... Continue Reading >>