A leading institute of Asia-focused research

The Griffith Asia Institute is a global research leader in the politics, security and development of Asia and the Pacific.

Our policy-relevant research enhances links between businesses, government bodies and other research entities, placing our students and researchers at the forefront of national and international dialogue in a range of fields.

The Australian Research Council’s Excellence in Research Australia’s latest results rates our research in political science as ‘well above world standard’.

Research areas

Economies and development

Economies and development

This broad area of research canvasses a range of issues from political economy and capacity building to opportunities and challenges for business engagement, innovation and growth. Research explores foreign direct investment, free trade agreements, international entrepreneurship, knowledge and innovation across borders, international finance, sustainable development and issues affecting economies in developing countries.

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Politics research interests encompass the collective efforts, governance and structural institutions aimed at maintaining order and stability and promoting legitimacy, while delivering sustainable outcomes for the long term. Griffith Asia Institute research projects cover a range of issues including economic and health governance, women’s leadership, elections and regional architectures.

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The Asia–Pacific is a dynamic region facing dramatic political, economic and social change and uncertainty.  These forces of change impact power dynamics, stability and inter-state relations across the region.  GAI research interests explore the most critical security issues facing the region today, including power transitions and the rise of China and India, nuclear crises on the Korean Peninsula, territorial disputes in the South China Sea and issues of human rights, peace and post conflict studies.

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Asia research hub

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Regional outlook papers

At GAI, we are committed to disseminating our research as widely as possible, through our diverse range of working papers.

Current research projects

View our list of current grants, which provide significant funding for researchers delivering world-class outcomes.

Asia insights

Our GAI blog features expert commentary and informed analysis on the latest Asia–Pacific news and affairs.

Banking efficiency in Pacific Island countries

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Realigning the Australian Army

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The power of the powerless: Ending sexual violence as a weapon of war

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“The tenth man” — War’s changing nature in an AI world

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Climate change, at the frontlines

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Regional wrap

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