Can the Australian Military Think Out Loud?
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Indonesia and Australia: Deteriorating Diplomacy
Revelations of Australian espionage have exacerbated an already prickly relationship.
Indonesia and Australia: Deteriorating Diplomacy
Australia’s Ambitious Free Trade Agenda
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Australia’s Ambitious Free Trade Agenda
Canberra wants to conclude deals with three East Asian giants, starting with Korea. It faces some significant hurdles.
Australia’s Ambitious Free Trade Agenda
Tony Abbott Poised to Become Australia’s PM
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Tony Abbott Poised to Become Australia’s PM
Abbott should dispatch Rudd this weekend, but he’s likely to find the job of governing altogether harder.
Tony Abbott Poised to Become Australia’s PM
Turkey Threatens to Ban Australian Politicians from Gallipoli
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Turkey Threatens to Ban Australian Politicians from Gallipoli
A spat over the use of the word “genocide” in NSW threatens the centenary of the landings.
Turkey Threatens to Ban Australian Politicians from Gallipoli
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
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The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Exploitation of seafloor minerals appears imminent. But do we really understand the potential impact?
The Deep Sea Resources Rush
Interview: Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr
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Interview: Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr
“Australia’s experience – our multiculturalism, economic strength and political stability – has much to offer the world.”
Interview: Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr
Talisman Saber and America’s Pacific Pivot
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Talisman Saber and America’s Pacific Pivot
An ongoing exercise is part of growing military cooperation between Australia and the U.S.
Talisman Saber and America’s Pacific Pivot
Kevin Rudd’s Mission Impossible
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Kevin Rudd’s Mission Impossible
Rudd’s return as Australian PM will make the elections more competitive, but Labor still faces a tough challenge.
Kevin Rudd’s Mission Impossible
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
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Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
World War II left the Pacific with a dangerous legacy, which continues to trouble island nations seven decades later.
Explosive Remnants of War in the Pacific
Australian PM Julia Gillard Ousted, Kevin Rudd Back
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Australian PM Julia Gillard Ousted, Kevin Rudd Back
Kevin Rudd has successfully challenged Julia Gillard for party leadership. What happens now?
Australian PM Julia Gillard Ousted, Kevin Rudd Back
Breaking Down Australia's Defense White Paper 2013
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Breaking Down Australia's Defense White Paper 2013
Australia has set out to define its military strategy — with China and the U.S. very much in mind. Rory Medcalf from the Lowy Institute gives us his take.
Breaking Down Australia's Defense White Paper 2013
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
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Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
With China’s slowdown, environmental concerns and the cyclical nature of the resource and energy industry, can the boom in the “wild west” endure?
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
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