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New Zealand Forges Deeper Ties with NATO

New Zealand Forges Deeper Ties with NATO

By Geoffrey Miller
For the third year in a row, New Zealand’s prime minister attended the alliance's annual summit.

Tropical Tug-of-War: China and the West’s Influence Battle in the Pacific

Tropical Tug-of-War: China and the West’s Influence Battle in the Pacific

By Shaoyu Yuan
The Pacific is no tranquil backwater but rather a dynamic frontier of global geopolitics.
EVs Alone Won’t Save Australia from Climate Emergency

EVs Alone Won’t Save Australia from Climate Emergency

By Lily Rau
Zero-emissions vehicles would need to hit 73 percent of new light vehicle sales by 2030 to keep transport emissions aligned to limiting warming to 1.5 degrees.

Solomon Islands PM Manele’s Foreign Visits: More Than a Mere Balancing Act

Solomon Islands PM Manele’s Foreign Visits: More Than a Mere Balancing Act

By Cherry Hitkari
Jeremiah Manele's visits to Australia and China highlight his pressing domestic challenges – and outside powers' longstanding policy failures toward the region.

Where Is Australia’s Drug-fighting Money Going?

Where Is Australia’s Drug-fighting Money Going?

By Meg Grealy
Australia's drug budget heavily focuses on law enforcement over harm reduction and prevention, underscoring the need for more balanced, effective spending.

What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?
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What’s Driving Taiwan’s Mass Protests?

How Can Australia Confront ‘Hostage Diplomacy’?

How Can Australia Confront ‘Hostage Diplomacy’?

By Grant Wyeth
Countries that engage in hostage diplomacy implicitly recognize that the countries they target value the health and safety of their citizens. 

This Year’s Pacific Island Elections Have 1 Thing in Common

This Year’s Pacific Island Elections Have 1 Thing in Common

By Kerryn Baker
In a busy year of Pacific Island elections, a worrying gender disparity is evident. This has implications for the quality of democracy in the region.
Energy at the Crux of Australia-Taiwan Relations

Energy at the Crux of Australia-Taiwan Relations

By Grant Wyeth
Australia effectively powers Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, and, in turn, powers its Silicon Shield. 

New Caledonia Police Detain 11, Including Independence Leader, Following Revolt Against French Rule

New Caledonia Police Detain 11, Including Independence Leader, Following Revolt Against French Rule

By Associated Press
Those detained are suspected of having a role in the deadly violence that wracked the archipelago starting in mid-May.

Australia and China Are Making the Same Mistake in Papua New Guinea 

Australia and China Are Making the Same Mistake in Papua New Guinea 

By Carolyn Blacklock
While Australia and China have very different approaches in PNG, both are in working primarily with political elites, while alienating the New Guinean public. 

China’s Premier Li Qiang Visits Australia: A Step Toward Stabilizing Relations

China’s Premier Li Qiang Visits Australia: A Step Toward Stabilizing Relations

By Yu Tao
The four-day visit may lead to breakthroughs on specific issues, but more profound challenges, especially mutual skepticism and strategic competition, will remain.
Macron Suspends Voting Reform That Sparked Violence in New Caledonia

Macron Suspends Voting Reform That Sparked Violence in New Caledonia

By Associated Press
Violence flared on May 13 over the government’s attempt to change voting lists in the French Pacific territory, which Indigenous Kanaks say would marginalize their voices.

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