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Australia’s Reading of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific
January 14, 2021

Australia’s Reading of the US Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia is noted in the document not nearly as often as Japan, South Korea, or India, but that likely underscores the already tight relations between the two countries.

Biden Administration’s Momentum Bodes Ill for Australia’s Lackluster Climate Change Policies
January 14, 2021

Biden Administration’s Momentum Bodes Ill for Australia’s Lackluster Climate Change Policies

By Philip Citowicki
The growing cost of sub-standard climate policies on Australia’s international standing may soon outweigh any domestic political gains.
Australia Debates Vaccines, Worries About New COVID-19 Strain
January 13, 2021

Australia Debates Vaccines, Worries About New COVID-19 Strain

By Joshua Mcdonald
The emergence of a much more contagious variant of COVID-19 comes as Australia rolls out vaccines. 

After Trump, Can Australia Trust the United States?
January 12, 2021

After Trump, Can Australia Trust the United States?

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra long assumed it could work with any party in Washington – but is that still true after Trump?

Should Australia Buy Papua New Guinea’s Largest Telecom Firm?
January 12, 2021

Should Australia Buy Papua New Guinea’s Largest Telecom Firm?

By Robert Potter and John Young
Yes, the potential sale of Digicel to China is concerning. But Australia should think twice before swooping in on the troubled company.

The Worrying Geopolitical Implications of Australia’s Antarctic Airport Plan
January 06, 2021

The Worrying Geopolitical Implications of Australia’s Antarctic Airport Plan

By Grant Wyeth
Beyond environmental questions, the project’s long term and more troubling impact may be the altering of the political conditions on the frozen continent.

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa
January 04, 2021

Fiji Cleaning Up After Cyclone Yasa

By Joshua Mcdonald
The category five cyclone battered Fiji in mid-December.
Is Vietnam a Promising Economic Partner for Australia?
December 31, 2020

Is Vietnam a Promising Economic Partner for Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
A market the size of China’s is almost impossible to replace, but Australia can look elsewhere in Asia for a promising emerging economy.

Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages
December 29, 2020

Amid Pandemic, Pacific Islands Work to Offset Food Shortages

By Associated Press
With a food crisis looming, some in the Pacific are turning back to traditional small scale home farming.

Australia to Host Indo-Pacific Tech Summit in 2021
December 24, 2020

Australia to Host Indo-Pacific Tech Summit in 2021

By Abhijnan Rej
The inaugural edition of the Sydney Dialogue, to be held virtually in the second half of 2021, will have India as a core focus.

Australia and India Economic Relations: The Stars Have Aligned
December 22, 2020

Australia and India Economic Relations: The Stars Have Aligned

By Natasha Jha Bhaskar
India recently released an Australia Economic Strategy; Australian businesses must seize this opportunity.
Can Australian Media Find the Right Balance?
December 21, 2020

Can Australian Media Find the Right Balance?

By Grant Wyeth
Media outlets can easily get drawn into a game of creating “false balance” between warring political tribes. 

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