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Australian Frigate Headed for the Middle East
January 16, 2020

Australian Frigate Headed for the Middle East

By Grant Wyeth
HMAS Toowoomba is on its way to the Persian Gulf to join a U.S.-led maritime security mission.

Climate Change Brings Geopolitical Complications for Australia
January 16, 2020

Climate Change Brings Geopolitical Complications for Australia

By Christopher Ryan
As Australia struggles with climate changes impacts, so too will its neighbors.
Misinformation Amid Australia Bushfire Crisis
January 10, 2020

Misinformation Amid Australia Bushfire Crisis

By Joshua Mcdonald
As the fires rage, rumors and misinformation have spread widely, too.

Storms Bring Relief and Danger Amid Australian Wildfires
January 09, 2020

Storms Bring Relief and Danger Amid Australian Wildfires

By Associated Press
Rain brought a brief respite, but the larger crisis -- and debate over causes -- is far from over.

As Australia Burns, Papua New Guinea and Other Pacific States Extend Offers of Assistance
January 06, 2020

As Australia Burns, Papua New Guinea and Other Pacific States Extend Offers of Assistance

By Grant Wyeth
The global community has offered great assistance to Australia, but it’s extended hands from the Pacific which Canberra should cherish most.

Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled
January 03, 2020

Solomon Islands: A Pacific Linchpin Is Pulled

By Jason Li
A closer look at the significance of a key diplomatic switch.

Raging Wildfires Trap 4,000 at Australian Town’s Waterfront
December 31, 2019

Raging Wildfires Trap 4,000 at Australian Town’s Waterfront

By Associated Press
Fires raging across Australia have created apocalyptic conditions, residents say.
High Australian Hopes for India, But Is the BJP the Right Partner?
December 30, 2019

High Australian Hopes for India, But Is the BJP the Right Partner?

By Grant Wyeth
Describing India as a “like-minded power” increasingly lacks credibility as the Modi government pursues contentious ideological policies.

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia
December 23, 2019

Japan Pins Energy Hopes on Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Tokyo has ambitions to become a hydrogen fueled society by 2050 and Australia is a key aspect of achieving that goal.

Australia, China, and Bougainville’s Choices
December 21, 2019

Australia, China, and Bougainville’s Choices

By Joshua Mcdonald
As Bougainville edges nearer to independence, Australia and China play a familiar game.

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea
December 14, 2019

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

By Associated Press
Over 98 percent of voters in a long-awaited referendum wanted independence. Will they get it?
The Politics Behind Australia’s Submarine Maintenance Decision
December 13, 2019

The Politics Behind Australia’s Submarine Maintenance Decision

By Adil Cader
National defense becomes a domestic political issue in Australia.

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