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Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
June 16, 2017
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
The constitutional change is aimed at avoiding religious unrest.
Samoa Officially Becomes a Christian State
Australia's 60-Year-Old South China Sea Prophecy Comes True
June 12, 2017
Australia's 60-Year-Old South China Sea Prophecy Comes True
Archival documents show that Australia’s position on the South China Sea disputes has been consistent since the 1950s.
Australia's 60-Year-Old South China Sea Prophecy Comes True
Australians Fret as Chinese Investment in Property Market Surges  
June 10, 2017
Australians Fret as Chinese Investment in Property Market Surges  
Housing bubble aside, some investors may be breaching foreign ownership regulations and laundering money.
Australians Fret as Chinese Investment in Property Market Surges  
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
June 07, 2017
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
As Papua New Guinea's election approaches, its human rights record remains troubling.
As Papua New Guinea Approaches New Elections, Human Rights Concerns Persist
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
June 05, 2017
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris agreement is deeply concerning to leaders in the Pacific.
For Pacific Island States, Climate Change Is an Existential Threat
Why Is Australia Dragging Its Feet on China's Belt and Road?
May 19, 2017
Why Is Australia Dragging Its Feet on China's Belt and Road?
Geostrategic concerns about the Belt and Road are overblown. So why is Australia so reluctant to participate?
Why Is Australia Dragging Its Feet on China's Belt and Road?
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
May 17, 2017
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
In recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Nauru drew Russian funds. Can U.S. pressure flip Nauru's choice?
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
May 10, 2017
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
More than 60 years after hosting British nuclear tests, Canberra is extending benefits to veterans who were exposed.
Recognizing Australia’s Nuclear Past
Trump-Turnbull Meet Comes Amid Increasing Debate Over Australia's US Ties
May 05, 2017
Trump-Turnbull Meet Comes Amid Increasing Debate Over Australia's US Ties
Trump’s actions might finally force Australia to choose between the U.S. and China.
Trump-Turnbull Meet Comes Amid Increasing Debate Over Australia's US Ties
The French Election in the Pacific
May 03, 2017
The French Election in the Pacific
The outcome of the French presidential election has ramifications for Paris' Pacific territories.
The French Election in the Pacific
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
April 27, 2017
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
With visa changes and new immigration rules, Canberra is missing an opportunity to attract skilled global workers.
What's Wrong With Australia's Emerging Immigration Stance?
Keeping Brexit in Perspective for Australia
April 21, 2017
Keeping Brexit in Perspective for Australia
Going forward, Australia will need to balance its ties with the U.K. and the EU.
Keeping Brexit in Perspective for Australia
Are There Chinese Hitmen in the Kingdom of Tonga?
April 17, 2017
Are There Chinese Hitmen in the Kingdom of Tonga?
Remarks from Tonga's prime minister make public an open secret about crime in the Chinese community.
Are There Chinese Hitmen in the Kingdom of Tonga?
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
April 11, 2017
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Australia’s prime minister hopes to emphasize the wealth of opportunities between the two countries in his 4-day trip.
Turnbull in India: Developing an Underdeveloped Relationship
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
April 05, 2017
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
With the end of the RAMSI intervention and restoration of full sovereignty comes more difficult diplomatic balancing.
Solomon Islands Seeks Balance in Relations With Indonesia and West Papua
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
March 28, 2017
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
A former prime minister urged Fiji to better acknowledge its past, especially the 40 years indentured Indian labor.
Indo-Fijians and Fiji’s Coup Culture
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