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As Biden Wraps First Asia Trip, Ardern Heads to the US
May 24, 2022

As Biden Wraps First Asia Trip, Ardern Heads to the US

By Geoffrey Miller
Biden’s meetings in South Korea and Japan – along with a change of government in nearby Australia – will set the scene for the New Zealand PM’s trip to the United States.

Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government
May 23, 2022

Australian Voters Demand Change, Oust Morrison’s Coalition Government

By Patricia O’Brien
Out of the wreckage of Morrison’s Liberal rule comes a new political era for Australia.
What Labor’s Victory Means for Australia’s Engagement With Southeast Asia
May 23, 2022

What Labor’s Victory Means for Australia’s Engagement With Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
The Albanese government is in a good position to craft a more productive, less alienating approach toward a crucial region.

Australia Has a New Government. What Should Quad Leaders Expect?
May 23, 2022

Australia Has a New Government. What Should Quad Leaders Expect?

By Richard Maude
When new Prime Minister Anthony Albanese attends the Quad Summit in Tokyo, he will largely signal continuity on Australian foreign policy.

Australia’s Election Complicates Attendance at Quad Summit
May 19, 2022

Australia’s Election Complicates Attendance at Quad Summit

By Rod McGuirk
Australia’s general election is on May 21, just three days before the summit in Tokyo. It’s unclear who would represent Canberra if the polls usher in a change of government.

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?
May 17, 2022

Do Australian Politicians Know the Difference Between Hinduism and Hindutva?

By Grant Wyeth
Engagement with the growing Hindu community is essential for Australian politicians, but there is an obvious tightrope to walk.

Macho Election Tactics Miss the Point in Australia
May 16, 2022

Macho Election Tactics Miss the Point in Australia

By Grant Wyeth
Politicians will no doubt continue to wrap themselves in high-vis vests, but come election day it is women who will make themselves seen.
Chinese Ambassador Says China’s Rise Is No Threat to Australia
May 13, 2022

Chinese Ambassador Says China’s Rise Is No Threat to Australia

By Rod McGuirk
Beijing’s ambassador to Australia wrote a newspaper op-ed to try and assuage concerns over China’s new security pact with Solomon Islands – although he didn’t specifically mention the deal.

French Polynesia and France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy
May 10, 2022

French Polynesia and France’s Indo-Pacific Strategy

By Paco Milhiet
French Polynesia, with its strategic location and massive EEZ, will play a key role in France's Indo-Pacific policy.

Australia Aware of China Plans for Solomon Islands Wharves
May 09, 2022

Australia Aware of China Plans for Solomon Islands Wharves

By Rod McGuirk
"We're very aware of what the Chinese government's ambitions are in the Pacific,” Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Jacinda Ardern Is Bringing New Zealand Closer to the US
May 03, 2022

Jacinda Ardern Is Bringing New Zealand Closer to the US

By Geoffrey Miller
The New Zealand prime minister’s speech to this week’s U.S. Business Summit in Auckland signals a closer alignment with the West – and skepticism toward China.
Country and the Blue Pacific: A Necessary Readjustment of Australian Foreign Policy
May 02, 2022

Country and the Blue Pacific: A Necessary Readjustment of Australian Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
There is opportunity for First Nations peoples to play a far greater role in Australia’s foreign policy.

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