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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
In New Zealand, a River Becomes a 'Person'
March 17, 2017
In New Zealand, a River Becomes a 'Person'
New Zealand has granted a river considered sacred by the Maori people the same legal rights as a human being. 
In New Zealand, a River Becomes a 'Person'
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
March 14, 2017
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
The WA Liberal Party abandoned its pact with the National Party to make a deal with One Nation. It backfired.
A Failed Faustian Pact: Western Australia’s Liberal Party Slips in Elections
If the US Loses Interest in Asia, What Are Australia's Options?
March 14, 2017
If the US Loses Interest in Asia, What Are Australia's Options?
Australia needs to work on creating a regional architecture that can withstand U.S. absence.
If the US Loses Interest in Asia, What Are Australia's Options?
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
March 08, 2017
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Australia has called all of its current diplomatic heads of mission home to help craft a new foreign policy white paper.
Calling All Ambassadors: Australia Ponders a New Foreign Policy Path
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
February 28, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
Australia's relations with Israel are a balance between developing strong ties and managing moral quandaries.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Finishes 4-Day Visit to Australia
No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  
February 18, 2017
No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  
Why the emphasis on peace-building in the UN Sustainable Development Goals is essential.
No Development Without Peace: The Solomon Islands Example  
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
February 16, 2017
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
PNG has good reason to broaden its roster of partners to include China, but Australia has concerns.
Is Papua New Guinea Outgrowing Australia’s Backyard?
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
February 11, 2017
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Reality Check: Australia’s China Shift Came Before Trump
February 09, 2017
Reality Check: Australia’s China Shift Came Before Trump
More and more Australians see China and the United States as equally important partners for Australia.
Reality Check: Australia’s China Shift Came Before Trump
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
February 09, 2017
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
Wang Yi's trip to Australia shows ever-closer ties between the two countries.
Where Do Australia-China Ties Go in the Trump Era?
Metadata: Australia’s Cyber ‘Sitting Ducks’
February 07, 2017
Metadata: Australia’s Cyber ‘Sitting Ducks’
Australia’s data retention policy comes with glaring cybersecurity risks.
Metadata: Australia’s Cyber ‘Sitting Ducks’
<em>Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management</em>: Corruption Down Under
February 02, 2017
Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: Corruption Down Under
Australia may like to think it doesn’t have a problem, but that’s easy to say if you don’t look too hard.
Despot’s Guide to Wealth Management: Corruption Down Under
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