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India Keeps Australia Out of the Malabar Exercise -- Again
May 08, 2018
India Keeps Australia Out of the Malabar Exercise -- Again
What does India's decision mean for the Quad?
India Keeps Australia Out of the Malabar Exercise -- Again
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
May 04, 2018
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Australia this week, the second French leader to do so.
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
May 01, 2018
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
Given Australia's economic interests in Northeast Asia, how does Canberra view the Inter-Korea summit?
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific
April 19, 2018
For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific
The United Kingdom has an extensive Pacific legacy, but there’s room and demand for increased engagement and aid.
For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific
China’s Moves in Vanuatu: What Should Australia Do?
April 12, 2018
China’s Moves in Vanuatu: What Should Australia Do?
Amid rumors of a military base, Australia must understand – and deal with – China’s growing interests in the South Pacific.
China’s Moves in Vanuatu: What Should Australia Do?
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
March 30, 2018
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
Tonga joins Papua New Guinea and Fiji as a non-signatory to PACER Plus -- can the agreement survive without them?
PACER Plus, Minus Tonga
Australia Orders Expulsion of 2 Russian Diplomats Over UK Nerve Agent Assassination Attempt
March 27, 2018
Australia Orders Expulsion of 2 Russian Diplomats Over UK Nerve Agent Assassination Attempt
Australia joins 18 other countries in retaliating against Russia.
Australia Orders Expulsion of 2 Russian Diplomats Over UK Nerve Agent Assassination Attempt
UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category
March 23, 2018
UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category
The UN recommended recently that Solomon Islands and Kiribati be removed from the least developed country (LDC) list.
UN Recommends Graduating 2 Pacific Island States From the LDC Category
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
March 22, 2018
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
Though the move was long expected, its significance nonetheless ought to be acknowledged.
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
The Real Significance of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
March 21, 2018
The Real Significance of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
The true value of the engagement lies in what it says about Southeast Asia and ASEAN’s growing importance on its own terms as well as to Australia.
The Real Significance of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
March 09, 2018
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
Ostensibly to survey cyclone damage, the prime minister’s trip also underscores Wellington’s refocusing on its Pacific Island relationships.
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 09, 2018
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Duterte’s absence is significant and has broad implications for ASEAN and the region.
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
March 01, 2018
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
The agreement made at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague settles an old dispute.
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
February 17, 2018
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
Barnaby Joyce's extramarital affair with a staffer threatens the very viability of the Turnbull government.
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
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
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