Shiro Armstrong

Shiro Armstrong

Shiro Armstrong is Director of the Australia–Japan Research Centre in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the ANU

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Opinion | Indonesia’s leadership of the G20 needs to secure open trade and strengthen WTO to boost recovery from coronavirus crisis and Ukraine conflict

Russia’s war in Ukraine can be a catalyst for strengthening the World Trade Organization – the scaffolding that holds up the global economy, write Shiro Armstrong and Yose Rizal Damuri.

Russia’s war in Ukraine can be a catalyst for strengthening the World Trade Organization – the scaffolding that holds up the global economy, write Shiro Armstrong and Yose Rizal Damuri.

23 Mar 2022 - 2:27PM
Asian Angle | Why the EU-China investment deal is no free pass for Beijing

‘US sanctions earned it special access to the Chinese market while disadvantaging European competitors. This levels the playing field.’ 

‘US sanctions earned it special access to the Chinese market while disadvantaging European competitors. This levels the playing field.’ 

27 Feb 2021 - 12:02PM
Opinion | The West shouldn’t fear Chinese cash, but welcome the peace dividend

‘A foreign government is much less likely to hurt another country if they have a direct stake in it’.

‘A foreign government is much less likely to hurt another country if they have a direct stake in it’.

18 Jun 2020 - 6:17AM
Opinion | Asia’s economies are better together in battling the fallout from coronavirus

Emerging Asian economies have been hit on all sides by Covid-19, with crumbling exchange rates, inflated foreign debts and the collapse of trade, commodity prices, tourism and investment.

Emerging Asian economies have been hit on all sides by Covid-19, with crumbling exchange rates, inflated foreign debts and the collapse of trade, commodity prices, tourism and investment.

3 Jun 2020 - 10:57AM
Opinion | What Abe’s China trip means for the Belt and Road – and what Japan has to gain

The prime minister, making the first state visit to China by a Japanese leader in 11 years, is expected to announce 30 joint infrastructure projects in a development that signals a change in approach to Xi’s signature initiative

The prime minister, making the first state visit to China by a Japanese leader in 11 years, is expected to announce 30 joint infrastructure projects in a development that signals a change in approach to Xi’s signature initiative

25 Oct 2018 - 4:33PM