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The New Zealand Dollar’s Big Moment
April 18, 2015
The New Zealand Dollar’s Big Moment
Buoyed by a strong economy, the Kiwi approaches a historic parity.
The New Zealand Dollar’s Big Moment
Is This the Congressional Breakthrough the Trans-Pacific Partnership Needed?
April 17, 2015
Is This the Congressional Breakthrough the Trans-Pacific Partnership Needed?
Bipartisan legislation granting the U.S. president trade promotion authority was introduced on Thursday. Will it save the TPP?
Is This the Congressional Breakthrough the Trans-Pacific Partnership Needed?
Australia: Net Piracy and Metadata
April 10, 2015
Australia: Net Piracy and Metadata
A landmark piracy case could be linked to the controversy over metadata retention.
Australia: Net Piracy and Metadata
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
April 08, 2015
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
A former U.S. brigade commander recounts his experience dealing with a recently assassinated Afghan warlord.
Shades of Gray in Afghanistan
The Other Problem in the South China Sea
April 08, 2015
The Other Problem in the South China Sea
Territorial disputes are not the only issue to trouble this vital maritime region.
The Other Problem in the South China Sea
Free Trade Agreements for Indonesia?
April 06, 2015
Free Trade Agreements for Indonesia?
Bilateral and regional agreements are not ideal, but they do offer some compelling benefits.
Free Trade Agreements for Indonesia?
Korean Media Uninterested in New Zealand Spying Revelations
March 27, 2015
Korean Media Uninterested in New Zealand Spying Revelations
Local coverage surprisingly overlooks some serious espionage allegations.
Korean Media Uninterested in New Zealand Spying Revelations
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
March 27, 2015
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
Timor-Leste Ambassador Domingos Sarmento Alves on regional connectivity, fighting poverty, and more.
Diplomatic Access: Timor-Leste
China’s Kinder, Gentler Military Parade
March 27, 2015
China’s Kinder, Gentler Military Parade
China wants its military parade to showcase its peaceful intentions, not its capabilities.
China’s Kinder, Gentler Military Parade
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
March 23, 2015
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
Even with the South China Sea disputes, ASEAN countries insist they are committed to China’s new development bank.
One In All In, AIIB Gains Momentum
Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists
March 22, 2015
Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists
In Myanmar, cartoonists skewer authority and mostly get away with it, though fear remains.
Myanmar: After the Protests, Out Come the Cartoonists
New Zealander Jailed in Myanmar for Disrespecting Buddha
March 19, 2015
New Zealander Jailed in Myanmar for Disrespecting Buddha
A bar manager and two colleagues face two years in prison for a photoshopped image.
New Zealander Jailed in Myanmar for Disrespecting Buddha
Cyclone Pam: Aid to Vanuatu Begins
March 19, 2015
Cyclone Pam: Aid to Vanuatu Begins
Australia and New Zealand have begun to provide assistance to the islands, which have been devastated by a cyclone.
Cyclone Pam: Aid to Vanuatu Begins
Australia and Vietnam Enhance Their Comprehensive Partnership
March 17, 2015
Australia and Vietnam Enhance Their Comprehensive Partnership
Both sides also agreed to raise bilateral relations to a strategic partnership in the future.
Australia and Vietnam Enhance Their Comprehensive Partnership
A Rare Opportunity for Pacific Islands Health Care
March 17, 2015
A Rare Opportunity for Pacific Islands Health Care
With a little support, Cuban-educated doctors could change the face of health care in Solomon Islands and elsewhere.
A Rare Opportunity for Pacific Islands Health Care
ASEAN Defense Ministers Sign Security Declaration
March 17, 2015
ASEAN Defense Ministers Sign Security Declaration
Focus placed on Islamic state and ongoing regional security proposals.
ASEAN Defense Ministers Sign Security Declaration
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