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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
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
November 06, 2017
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
The ouster of lawmakers over dual citizenship is threatening Turnbull's grip on power.
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
November 03, 2017
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
The new government's move won't have much of an impact on housing costs.
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
October 31, 2017
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
A truly independent Australian foreign policy is overdue and feasible.
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
October 26, 2017
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
Closer security cooperation between Canberra and Seoul appears certain at a time of heightened regional tension.
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
October 19, 2017
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
Thanks to an unexpected coalition, Labor's Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's new prime minister.
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
October 16, 2017
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
Forging closer security ties with France seems to be Australia's best regional hedge against U.S. political instability.
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
October 06, 2017
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
The OECD’s call is a positive achievement for the Pacific island nation, but also presents new challenges.
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia
October 05, 2017
Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia
Put simply: Australia has yet to see Indonesia as an opportunity.
Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
September 28, 2017
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
The referendum is scheduled for June 2019, but the PNG premier says the criteria to do so have not been met yet.
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?
September 25, 2017
New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?
Expect continuity out of New Zealand's foreign policy, despite recent domestic political turbulence.
New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
September 14, 2017
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
The new Pacific Labor Scheme will allow 2,000 people from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu to work in parts of Australia for up to three years.
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
Is It Time Australia Pursued An ‘Independent’ Foreign Policy?
September 12, 2017
Is It Time Australia Pursued An ‘Independent’ Foreign Policy?
If Asia’s future is to be led by China, Australia may need to balance out its U.S.-centric foreign policy.
Is It Time Australia Pursued An ‘Independent’ Foreign Policy?
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
September 08, 2017
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
Had the suit gone to court, it would have aired allegations of abuse at Australia’s PNG-based detention facility.
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
September 07, 2017
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
The islands need to carefully weigh the benefits of Chinese investment with the potential risks.
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
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