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A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
June 26, 2017
A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
Can Yap Island both protect its unique heritage and capitalize on Chinese investment?
A Remote Pacific Island Faces up to China
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
April 26, 2017
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
Canberra is intent on seeing the controversial coal mine through.
Australia's Carmichael Coal Mine Folly
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
February 11, 2017
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
Cory Bernardi's defection from the Liberal Party is a significant moment in Australian politics.
A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
Optimism in Australia's Defense Industry
December 27, 2016
Optimism in Australia's Defense Industry
In Australia, private industry has not played a big role in defense before -- that looks set to change.
Optimism in Australia's Defense Industry
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
December 27, 2016
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
New realities are shaping Pacific Island states’ relationships with China, Russia, Australia, and the United States.
The Pacific Islands Play the Field
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
December 19, 2016
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
Immigration chief heads to the United States to ensure a resettlement deal holds under Donald Trump.
Australia Tightens Security as US Begins Vetting Refugee Claims
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
November 14, 2016
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
Elections in the two countries could determine their future interactions with ASEAN neighbors.
Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste Prepare for Strategic Elections
A Pyrrhic Victory in Antarctica?
November 04, 2016
A Pyrrhic Victory in Antarctica?
The new Antarctic marine protected area sets an unfortunate precedent.
A Pyrrhic Victory in Antarctica?
How the UN Failed West Papua
September 19, 2016
How the UN Failed West Papua
The UN no longer considers West Papua to be "colonized," leaving activists hard pressed to find solutions.
How the UN Failed West Papua
Sri Lanka and Australia's Strategic Defense Interests
August 29, 2016
Sri Lanka and Australia's Strategic Defense Interests
Based on Australia's Defense White Paper, the two countries can deepen strategic security cooperation.
Sri Lanka and Australia's Strategic Defense Interests
Guam: Where the US Military Is Revered and Reviled
August 29, 2016
Guam: Where the US Military Is Revered and Reviled
As the U.S. military plans to nearly double its presence on Guam, indigenous people say "no more."
Guam: Where the US Military Is Revered and Reviled
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
July 03, 2016
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
The final outcome is uncertain, but either way the result looks likely to be disappointing for PM Malcolm Turnbull.
Australia’s Election Cliffhanger
Marshall Islands: Facing a Sea of Changes
June 30, 2016
Marshall Islands: Facing a Sea of Changes
El Niño brought drought and warmer waters to a Micronesian nation already facing a slew of environmental threats.
Marshall Islands: Facing a Sea of Changes
Much Ado About Malcolm
June 28, 2016
Much Ado About Malcolm
Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is far from the transformational figure he hoped to be.
Much Ado About Malcolm
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
May 31, 2016
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
Is Canberra ‘toeing the line’ with the United States on East Asia’s maritime disputes?
Australia’s Careful Dance in the South China Sea
Indonesia-Australia Relations: A Year After the Executions
May 26, 2016
Indonesia-Australia Relations: A Year After the Executions
Despite initial warnings of "consequences," Australia and Indonesia have been quietly improving their ties.
Indonesia-Australia Relations: A Year After the Executions
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