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At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The Batman By-Election: The Carmichael Mine Matter
February 08, 2018
The Batman By-Election: The Carmichael Mine Matter
In inner-city Melbourne, an upcoming special election is focused 2,000 km away on a mine in Queensland.
The Batman By-Election: The Carmichael Mine Matter
Corruption Threatens Australia’s Defense Program
February 03, 2018
Corruption Threatens Australia’s Defense Program
In pursuing its massive defense building program, Australia must protect itself against critical corruption risks.
Corruption Threatens Australia’s Defense Program
Realizing Australia’s Defense Export Dreams
January 31, 2018
Realizing Australia’s Defense Export Dreams
Canberra wants to spark growth in its defense industry, but the market is a crowded one.
Realizing Australia’s Defense Export Dreams
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
January 17, 2018
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
An Australia minister lashed out at Chinese investment in the Pacific region. Why take up the issue now?
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
January 02, 2018
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
Discussions on a VFA have been taking place since 2014; the two sides are expected to sign the agreement soon.
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
December 19, 2017
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
A new report stresses the urgent need for Canberra to review and reform its Seasonal Workers Program.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
Australia and China Spat Over Foreign Interference Escalates
December 15, 2017
Australia and China Spat Over Foreign Interference Escalates
China summons the Australian ambassador for increasingly strained ties.
Australia and China Spat Over Foreign Interference Escalates
Indonesia and Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
December 12, 2017
Indonesia and Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
A shared understanding of the Indo-Pacific could form the basis of a stronger Indonesia-Australia partnership.
Indonesia and Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
December 11, 2017
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
With historical and cultural links, India looks to firm up relations with Fiji.
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
December 05, 2017
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
Despite its election rhetoric, Labor is now embracing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
December 01, 2017
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
Importantly, the paper dedicated a chapter to Australia’s role within the Pacific.
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
November 28, 2017
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
How can Australia implement its Foreign Policy White Paper without political stability at home?
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
November 17, 2017
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
Growing military tensions and an ambitious human rights agenda require a cost-benefit recalibration from Canberra.
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
November 16, 2017
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
Among other things, the Quad gives Australia an opportunity to expand on its underdeveloped relationship with India.
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
November 16, 2017
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
Australia has been dragging its feet on the Belt and Road for four reasons. Each is worth a closer look.
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
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