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How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands
May 07, 2021

How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands

By Alexander B. Gray
As the Biden administration confronts China’s growing assertiveness, the challenges confronting the smallest Pacific Islands should be front of mind.

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India
May 07, 2021

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India

By Grant Wyeth
Although the ban is set to be lifted on May 15, flying home for Australians in India will still be a difficult, and expensive, prospect.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China
May 03, 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China

By Nick Perry
Ardern's unusually targeted comments against China followed growing diplomatic discontent with Wellington's stance.

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise
May 03, 2021

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Joshua Mcdonald
Health authorities believe the virus found its way back into the community after a soldier providing security at a quarantine facility became infected.

Australia’s Message to Its Expats: You’re On Your Own
May 03, 2021

Australia’s Message to Its Expats: You’re On Your Own

By Edward Cavanough
Despite holding Australian citizenship, expatriates have been all but abandoned by their government.

The US Should Apologize to the Marshall Islands for Nuclear Tests
April 30, 2021

The US Should Apologize to the Marshall Islands for Nuclear Tests

By Ivana Nikolić-Hughes, Glenn Alcalay, and Hart Rapaport
The United States tested 67 nuclear weapons from 1946 to 1958 in what is now the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

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.

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