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Helen Clark

Helen Clark

Helen Clark was based in Hanoi for six years as a reporter and magazine editor. She has written for two dozen publications including The Diplomat (as Bridget O’Flaherty), TimeThe Economist, the Asia Times Online and the Australian Associated Press.

Economic Outlook for Western Australia ‘Difficult But Not Dour’
September 23, 2016
Economic Outlook for Western Australia ‘Difficult But Not Dour’
Is this the end of the WA mining boom or just an overcorrection?
Economic Outlook for Western Australia ‘Difficult But Not Dour’
Why Did Vietnam’s <em>Thanh Nien News</em> Close Its English-Language Service?
September 22, 2016
Why Did Vietnam’s Thanh Nien News Close Its English-Language Service?
Thanh Nien was no propaganda tool, it was far too interesting for that and it will be missed.
Why Did Vietnam’s Thanh Nien News Close Its English-Language Service?
Why is Australia Investing in Electronic Warfare?
September 16, 2016
Why is Australia Investing in Electronic Warfare?
Future military concerns, of course, but also #jobsngrowth
Why is Australia Investing in Electronic Warfare?
Are All of Australia's China Fears Equal?
September 03, 2016
Are All of Australia's China Fears Equal?
The Australian media is full of stories of Chinese influence in Australia -- some more important than others.
Are All of Australia's China Fears Equal?
China and Australia: Claws Out for a Paper Cat
August 04, 2016
China and Australia: Claws Out for a Paper Cat
China has harsh words for Canberra’s response to the recent South China Sea ruling.
China and Australia: Claws Out for a Paper Cat
Kevin Rudd Loses UN Bid Early
August 01, 2016
Kevin Rudd Loses UN Bid Early
Australia’s PM Malcolm Turnbull has refused to endorse him.
Kevin Rudd Loses UN Bid Early
What Is a Green Foreign Policy?
July 02, 2016
What Is a Green Foreign Policy?
As Australia goes to the polls, what is the foreign policy platform of the Greens?
What Is a Green Foreign Policy?
Singapore-Australia Relations: Popularly Ignored But Important
June 13, 2016
Singapore-Australia Relations: Popularly Ignored But Important
The two nations have been bolstering the defense and trade ties, to little fanfare.
Singapore-Australia Relations: Popularly Ignored But Important
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
June 10, 2016
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
Paid-for propaganda or propagating the tedious?
China’s Foothold in Struggling Australian Media
National Security and Chinese FDI in Australia: Round Two
May 11, 2016
National Security and Chinese FDI in Australia: Round Two
Once again, the government baulks at a major land sale to China.
National Security and Chinese FDI in Australia: Round Two
Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?
May 10, 2016
Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?
The government tries to be optimistic on budget matters ahead of the election.
Australia: Optimistic on Jobs and Growth?
The Submarine Deal and Australia’s Ties With France
May 04, 2016
The Submarine Deal and Australia’s Ties With France
Canberra’s recent decision to buy its subs from France highlights the scope for strategic cooperation.
The Submarine Deal and Australia’s Ties With France
Australia, Gun Laws and Port Arthur 20 Years On
April 29, 2016
Australia, Gun Laws and Port Arthur 20 Years On
Twenty years after a massacre Australia remembers the dead, and its changed gun laws.
Australia, Gun Laws and Port Arthur 20 Years On
Review: The Sympathizer
April 28, 2016
Review: The Sympathizer
This year's winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction definitely breaks some new ground.
Review: The Sympathizer
Vive La France: DCNS to Build Aussie Submarines
April 26, 2016
Vive La France: DCNS to Build Aussie Submarines
A long process finally comes to an end.
Vive La France: DCNS to Build Aussie Submarines
Malcolm Turnbull’s Visit to China
April 21, 2016
Malcolm Turnbull’s Visit to China
The Australian PM sought to balance trade with South China Sea, investment and cybersecurity concerns.
Malcolm Turnbull’s Visit to China
Kevin Rudd and the UN Secretary General Role
February 07, 2016
Kevin Rudd and the UN Secretary General Role
Could the former Australian prime minister take the top job at the United Nations?
Kevin Rudd and the UN Secretary General Role
Australia’s Metadata Retention Law Back in the News
January 27, 2016
Australia’s Metadata Retention Law Back in the News
Some agencies requesting access seem to have little to do with national security.
Australia’s Metadata Retention Law Back in the News
Vietnam: Portents and the Death of Cu Rua
January 25, 2016
Vietnam: Portents and the Death of Cu Rua
Hanoi’s famous turtle dies at a most inauspicious time.
Vietnam: Portents and the Death of Cu Rua
Australia and the US Gun Control Debate
December 09, 2015
Australia and the US Gun Control Debate
A former deputy PM expresses frustration on U.S. gun control policy – and the alliance with Australia.
Australia and the US Gun Control Debate
Whales Again a Diplomatic Issue for Australia-Japan Relations?
December 03, 2015
Whales Again a Diplomatic Issue for Australia-Japan Relations?
Australia is once again at odds with Japan over whaling in the Southern Ocean
Whales Again a Diplomatic Issue for Australia-Japan Relations?
Language, Religion and Terrorism in Australia
December 02, 2015
Language, Religion and Terrorism in Australia
Some Australians are confusing language with religion, and with terrorism.
Language, Religion and Terrorism in Australia
Chinese Investment and Australia’s National Security
December 02, 2015
Chinese Investment and Australia’s National Security
Australia is always excited by the prospect of Chinese wealth, but with certain important caveats.
Chinese Investment and Australia’s National Security
Vanuatu: President Dissolves Parliament
December 01, 2015
Vanuatu: President Dissolves Parliament
The political crisis in the South Pacific nation comes to a head.
Vanuatu: President Dissolves Parliament
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