Shinzo Abe may have kickstarted the debate on constitutional change with high hopes for success. But the outcome in 2020 is anything but certain.
The latest figures on the world wine market confirm that the industry is undergoing considerable change, with European countries finding their positions and strategies challenged by the US and China.
The BRICS New Development Bank has promised to change the world of multilateral development funding but has so far failed to live up to expectations.
Regardless of how the US sending an aircraft carrier group to the Korean Peninsula plays out, the international community will ultimately have to accept and learn to manage a nuclear North Korea.
The appointment of Western Australia's first minister for Asian engagement shows the new state government understands how deeply embedded the state’s interests are in the Asian neighbourhood.
Uncertainty persists about what "America First" will mean for US-Asia policy, and the Secretary of State's recent tour of the region leaves us none the wiser.
Now, more than at any time in our history, Australia needs a relationship with China 'comparable with that which we have, or seek, with other major powers'.
Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.
East Asian employees make up a sizeable portion of the workforce but they are often misunderstood as lacking in communication skills.
The One Belt One Road programme is much more than just a freight line to new customers in the West.
The Australian government must distinguish between horrific crime and a barbaric sentence.
The plan is part of a wider trend to outsource and offshore immigration controls.
17% of the Australian population is now of various Asian backgrounds. School curriculum around Asia-Australia relations needs updating to reflect demograpic changes.
Australian and American leaders over the years have, from time to time, disagreed or said things to cause embarrassment. But, for the most part, such disagreements have been kept out of the limelight.
Leaders are worried US leadership on global issues like climate change will be diminished under President Trump. Experts explain why China is ready to lead, and how that could be a good thing.
Far from 'making America great again', Donald Trump's sloganeering will deepen mistrust of US motives and irreparably damage any prospect of co-existence, let alone a more co-operative world order.
Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
China's new freight train line to London is part of an increasing web of trade routes designed to boost the country's influence abroad.
More than ever, Pine Gap remains at the heart of the Australian alliance with the United States, but serious reform is needed.
Skin whitening among women has long been commonplace, but now young Asian men too, are using a plethora of whitening products.