Dr Merriden Varrall

Dr Merriden Varrall

Head of Geopolitics

Articles by Dr Merriden Varrall

Asia & International Markets

Australian Agriculture in a Geopolitical Maelstrom

The strong international focus of Australian agriculture drives growth opportunities, but also exposes the sector to significant geopolitical risk.

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Business & Economy

Niche manufacturing should lead Australian post-crisis agenda

While the post-COVID-19 recovery will be difficult, it provides opportunities to develop new technologies that can generate new businesses, industries, jobs, and sustainable, low-carbon growth.

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Asia & International Markets

China still remains incredibly important to Australian business

With China’s economy showing signs of recovery as the country begins to emerge from the COVID-19 epidemic, we can’t lose commercial sight that China remains incredibly important in the medium-long term to Australia.

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Asia & International Markets

Erosion of international institutions a major challenge to managing and responding to global concerns

The 2020 World Economic Forum (WEF) identified the erosion of international institutions as a major challenge to managing and responding to pressing global concerns.

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Government & Public Sector

UK elections, global lessons

The UK election is on today and the overhanging issue of Brexit is making this battle between Conservative Tories and the Labour Party enthralling viewing.

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Asia & International Markets

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership – what happened and what’s next?

All trade deals are challenging, but the current global geopolitical climate means the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is more challenging than others.

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Government & Public Sector

G7 Biarritz: What did we learn?

The G7, made up of leaders from France, Germany, the UK, Italy, Japan, Canada and the US, like many other global governance institutions, is not and has never been perfect.

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Asia & International Markets

G20 Summit Osaka: trade meets geopolitics

The purpose of the G20 when it was founded after the GFC in 2008 is for leaders to work together to deliver ‘strong, sustainable, balanced and inclusive growth’.

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Asia & International Markets

Narendra Modi: re-elected on promises of economic reform and an ‘open’ India

This election was a judgement on whether the Indian people believe Modi can deliver on his promises – and evidently hundreds of millions feel he is the man for the job.

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