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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
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?
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