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

Agribusiness

The Griffith Agribusiness research program delivers insights to improve and further develop an understanding of Australian and international trade and market systems directly related to agriculture. Researchers are engaged in applied studies in the areas of trade and marketing for fresh and processed foods in developed and developing countries across the region.

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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

Politics

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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Security

Security

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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Publications

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

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.

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Pacific Outlook

Pacific voices on Pacific issues that contribute to local, national and international conversations and debates about power, diplomacy, and development in the Pacific islands region.

Asia Pacific Women

Thought leadership series bringing focus to the status of women in the Asia-Pacific region through expert commentary on the five priority thematic areas:

  1. Access to capital and assets;
  2. Access to markets;
  3. Skills, capacity-building and health;
  4. Leadership, voice and agency; and
  5. Innovation and technology.

Regional Commentary

Commentaries in this document are informed by discussions held at the 2019 Australia-Japan-India Trilateral Dialogue.

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