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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
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
January 31, 2017
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
Australia seeks critical clarifications on the impact of U.S. President Trump's recent executive order.
Australia Gets Reassurance on Refugee Deal and Dual Citizen Exception
A New Year Brings New Turmoil for Australia’s Turnbull Government
January 13, 2017
A New Year Brings New Turmoil for Australia’s Turnbull Government
It has been a particularly inept start to the year for the struggling prime minister.
A New Year Brings New Turmoil for Australia’s Turnbull Government
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
January 11, 2017
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
Terminating the CMATS treaty is a first step, but negotiating a median line boundary will be more difficult
Timor-Leste Seeks a Better Maritime Border With Australia
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
January 07, 2017
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
Opportunity in Australia is increasingly concentrated in two cities, leaving much of the country behind.
Time for Australia to Embrace Urbanization
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