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Japanese inflation: a monetary or fiscal phenomenon?

Japan needs to remain fiscally sustainable if it is to avoid the threat of hyperinflation, writes IPPEI FUJIWARA.

2013: A year of aid uncertainty?

2012 raised big questions about aid quality and aid quantity, so what's in store for 2013? STEPHEN HOWES and ROBIN DAVIES analyse the year ahead.

Financial frenemy

Are innovation, research and development ways to get out of economic trouble, or further into it? PAUL HARRIS writes that the answer lies in doing better innovation, instead of more of it.

Mapping the future

How do you take the complexity of an entire country’s policy landscape and turn it into a single ‘systems map’? CHRISTOPHER VAS offers some insights.

Pakistan in need of a life raft

ALICIA MOLLAUN looks back over a difficult year for Pakistan that has seen the ousting of a Prime Minister, an energy crisis and escalating sectarian violence.

Welfare cuts to lone parents will not help them find work

Contrary to a recent opinion piece, the indications are that most children who are abused do not live in lone-parent or step families, writes PETER WHITEFORD.

Australian aid to Afghanistan

The Australian Senate has set itself a tough task by choosing to evaluate the effectiveness of Australian aid to Afghanistan, write STEPHEN HOWES and JONATHAN PRYKE.

Indonesia: reform and the people

There are challenges ahead, but Indonesia enters 2013 with strong macroeconomic foundations writes ARIANTO PATUNRU.

Saving the fish in Asia and the Pacific

Urgent action is needed to prevent irreversible damage to the region’s fisheries, writes TOM KOMPAS.

Japan and the politics of guilt

Japan is again alienating its neighbours and driving its friends to despair over the issue of accepting responsibility for its wartime aggression and atrocities, writes GARETH EVANS.

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