G20 Brisbane: Not Quite Australia’s Coming of Age
Features
G20 Brisbane: Not Quite Australia’s Coming of Age
Australia ran a smooth summit, but looked out of touch on climate change.
G20 Brisbane: Not Quite Australia’s Coming of Age
Australia Readies for G20 Summit
Features
Australia Readies for G20 Summit
Australia is preparing for the biggest meeting of world leaders it has ever hosted.
Australia Readies for G20 Summit
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Features
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
Every year, dozens of men, women and children are brutally murdered on accusations of witchcraft or sorcery.
Papua New Guinea’s Tragic Witch-Hunts
The Downfall of Kim Dotcom
Features
The Downfall of Kim Dotcom
How the Internet entrepreneur’s venture into New Zealand politics went off the rails.
The Downfall of Kim Dotcom
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
Features
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
There's a heavy sigh from viewers in Asia as Canberra loses an important plank in its soft power.
Australia Shuts Down Its TV Network
Food Security and Solomon Islands
Features
Food Security and Solomon Islands
Pests and other ravages of climate change are creating a food security challenge for the Pacific island nation.
Food Security and Solomon Islands
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
Features
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
Australia's new Landing-Helicopter Dock (LHD) amphibious ships will be a game changer for its ability to project force.
Australia's Emerging Amphibious Warfare Capabilities
Sinking States: Climate Change and the Pacific
Features
Sinking States: Climate Change and the Pacific
Pacific Island states are some of the most vulnerable in the world to the devastating effects of climate change.
Sinking States: Climate Change and the Pacific
Australia’s Big F-35 Commitment
Features
Australia’s Big F-35 Commitment
Despite criticism of the fighter aircraft, Canberra goes all in with a record defense acquisition.
Australia’s Big F-35 Commitment
Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?
Features
Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?
Eight years in, it is time to reassess the program, its strengths and its weaknesses.
Pacific Partnership: Can an Expensive Exercise Deliver More Value?
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
Features
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
After seven years of negotiation, the two countries have concluded a ‘historic’ Economic Partnership Agreement.
Australia and Japan Conclude Free Trade Deal
Can the Australian Military Think Out Loud?
Features
Can the Australian Military Think Out Loud?
The ADF needs to engage intellectually, on topics from the future of war to gender issues.
Can the Australian Military Think Out Loud?
Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy
Features
Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy
Years of politicizing the issue have created a serious stain on Australia’s human rights record.
Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy
Feeding the Dragon: Lessons of the New Zealand-China FTA
Features
Feeding the Dragon: Lessons of the New Zealand-China FTA
The FTA has been a boon for New Zealand trade, but is not without its growing pains.
Feeding the Dragon: Lessons of the New Zealand-China FTA
People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
Features
People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
People smugglers find business tougher as the Australian government’s crackdown begins to have an impact.
People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
Indonesia and Australia: Deteriorating Diplomacy
Features
Indonesia and Australia: Deteriorating Diplomacy
Revelations of Australian espionage have exacerbated an already prickly relationship.
Indonesia and Australia: Deteriorating Diplomacy
Newsletter
Sign up for our weekly newsletter
The Diplomat Brief