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Australia Avoids Reckoning With Afghanistan War Crimes Allegations
April 22, 2021

Australia Avoids Reckoning With Afghanistan War Crimes Allegations

By Joshua Mcdonald
More cases of alleged unlawful killings and abuse by Australian special forces in Afghanistan arise.

Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds
April 22, 2021

Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds

By Rod McGuirk
In response, Chinese state media warned of "serious consequences for unreasonable provocation against China."
Examining Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 
April 19, 2021

Examining Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 

By Grant Wyeth
Women and girls often suffer the effects of conflict disproportionately to men. 

The Nordic Paradox in Australia: Women’s Advancement and Male Resentment
April 16, 2021

The Nordic Paradox in Australia: Women’s Advancement and Male Resentment

By Grant Wyeth
Male resentment and status anxiety are globally destabilizing forces.

New Zealand to Open Travel Bubble With Australia on April 19
April 06, 2021

New Zealand to Open Travel Bubble With Australia on April 19

By Nick Perry
Australia had previously allowed New Zealanders to arrive without going into quarantine but New Zealand had taken a more cautious approach.

Why Australia Needs to Prioritize Women
April 06, 2021

Why Australia Needs to Prioritize Women

By Grant Wyeth
If we understand the state as a self-interested entity, then it is puzzling that it would not seek to neutralize issues that adversely affect half its population.

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital
April 05, 2021

Heavy Rains Over Easter Weekend Flood Timor-Leste’s Capital

By Joshua Mcdonald
Skies cleared in time for the country’s first delivery of COVID-19 vaccine, but the lasting devastation may complicate distribution.
Palau President Visits Taiwan Despite Chinese Pressure
March 31, 2021

Palau President Visits Taiwan Despite Chinese Pressure

By Associated Press
In tow was the U.S. ambassador to Palau, John Hennessey-Niland, a further sign of Washington's support for Taiwan.

US Opens Initiative to Focus on ‘Small and Less Populous Island Economies’
March 30, 2021

US Opens Initiative to Focus on ‘Small and Less Populous Island Economies’

By Grant Wyeth
In addition to the Pacific Island states, the SALPIE initiative covers island nations in the Caribbean and North Atlantic, which share climate change and COVID-19 concerns.

The Common (and Overlooked) Underpinnings of Australia’s Economy
March 26, 2021

The Common (and Overlooked) Underpinnings of Australia’s Economy

By Conor McLaughlin
Much of the discussion about diversification is centered on two overarching premises: China and trade. What does that approach miss?

Can New Zealand Fix Its Housing Crisis?
March 26, 2021

Can New Zealand Fix Its Housing Crisis?

By Joshua Mcdonald
In the final quarter of 2020, 40 percent of all property sales in New Zealand were to people who owned multiple properties already.
Why Is Australia’s Vaccine Campaign Moving So Slowly?
March 22, 2021

Why Is Australia’s Vaccine Campaign Moving So Slowly?

By Joshua Mcdonald
More than 6 million Australians are currently eligible to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. A mere fraction have received it.

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