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Australia’s Wrong Response to its Rights Abuses
October 21, 2016
Australia’s Wrong Response to its Rights Abuses
A new report sheds more light on the country’s dark record.
Australia’s Wrong Response to its Rights Abuses
From Phosphate Mining to Detention Centers: Nauru’s Destructive Fixes
October 18, 2016
From Phosphate Mining to Detention Centers: Nauru’s Destructive Fixes
The brutal irony is that without the current presence of displaced persons, Nauruans may become displaced themselves.
From Phosphate Mining to Detention Centers: Nauru’s Destructive Fixes
Louder Than Words: Actions Speak Volumes for New Zealand-US Relations
October 12, 2016
Louder Than Words: Actions Speak Volumes for New Zealand-US Relations
As Wellington pursues improvement in its relations with Washington, challenges remain.
Louder Than Words: Actions Speak Volumes for New Zealand-US Relations
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
October 06, 2016
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
While the ICJ ruled that it didn't have jurisdiction to proceed, the case isn't a complete loss for nuclear disarmament.
No Luck for Marshall Islands in Nuclear Disarmament Case Against India, Pakistan, and UK
South Australia's Blackout Blame Game
October 05, 2016
South Australia's Blackout Blame Game
While some pointed to the switch to renewables as the cause, a preliminary report blames the state’s “skinny” grid.
South Australia's Blackout Blame Game
What Should Australia Be Doing in the East China Sea?
September 30, 2016
What Should Australia Be Doing in the East China Sea?
Australia, with close ties to both China and Japan, should help encourage responsible diplomacy.
What Should Australia Be Doing in the East China Sea?
The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case
September 29, 2016
The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case
A recent decision opens the door to compulsory “relationship counselling” between UNCLOS states parties.
The Precedent-Setting Timor-Leste and Australia UNCLOS Case
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
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’
India's Pivot to Oceania: Modi and the Pacific Island Nations
September 20, 2016
India's Pivot to Oceania: Modi and the Pacific Island Nations
India's outreach to Pacific island states is the next step in its "Act East" strategy.
India's Pivot to Oceania: Modi and the Pacific Island Nations
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?
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
September 16, 2016
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
Despite strong public support for same sex marriage, ultra-conservatives in the Liberal Party demand a plebiscite.
Turnbull’s No-Win Bind: Same Sex Marriage and Aussie Politicking
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
September 09, 2016
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
The 16 states are meeting this week to discuss regional challenges, particularly climate change.
'Small and Far': Pacific Island States Gather at Annual Forum
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?
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
August 30, 2016
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
Timor-Leste once agreed to let the maritime boundary question rest for 50 years. What changed?
How Australia and Timor-Leste Ended Up at The Hague in Arbitration
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
August 25, 2016
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
A recent incident between Australia and Vietnam points to a broader problem.
Does Australia's War Memory Need a Rethink?
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