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A Year After AUKUS, What Challenges Loom Largest?
September 15, 2022

A Year After AUKUS, What Challenges Loom Largest?

By Grant Wyeth
From Indonesian concerns to possible overreliance on an unpredictable U.S., Australia’s nuclear submarine ambitions present plenty of challenges.

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death
September 13, 2022

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death

By Rod McGuirk
Albanese wants an Australian president to replace the British monarch as the nation’s head of state. But he has brushed off questions about creating an Australian republic since the queen’s death.
Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory
September 09, 2022

Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory

By Shaun O'Dwyer
In the long term, reconciliation efforts and growing commercial relations with Japan helped dim bitter Pacific War memories in Australia.

Fixing Australia’s Labor Shortage
September 09, 2022

Fixing Australia’s Labor Shortage

By Grant Wyeth
Enhancing the skills and opportunities for each individual person in Australia – as well as those who wish to make Australia their home – is the bedrock on which Australia’s security is built. 

Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest
September 08, 2022

Solomon Islands to Delay Election, Raising Fears of Unrest

By Nick Perry
Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare said the delay was necessary because the state is hosting the Pacific Games next year. Others see it as a power grab.

Was New Zealand’s Deployment to Iraq Worth It?
September 06, 2022

Was New Zealand’s Deployment to Iraq Worth It?

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s anti-ISIS deployment in Iraq lasted far longer than the original estimate of two years.

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West
September 01, 2022

In Solomon Islands, Sogavare Plays China off the West

By Grant Wyeth
In playing China off against Australia and other allies Sogavare is engaged in a fairly rational game of maximizing the number of resources Solomon Islands can secure.
Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review
August 31, 2022

Solomon Islands Asks Navies Not to Send Ships Pending Review

By Rod McGuirk
The official announcement came after the U.S. reported a coast guard vessel was denied docking permission.

With Secret Self-Appointments, Morrison Torched Australia’s Democracy
August 24, 2022

With Secret Self-Appointments, Morrison Torched Australia’s Democracy

By Patricia O’Brien
The wider reckoning about Morrison’s misdeeds, and how he came to rise to the heights of power in the first place, is going to be deeply uncomfortable.

What’s Behind China’s Recent Messaging to Australia?
August 20, 2022

What’s Behind China’s Recent Messaging to Australia?

By Sascha-Dominik Dov Bachmann
Recent remarks by Ambassador Xiao Qian should be read not as pure diplomacy, but rather as “political work” in line with China’s strategic doctrine.

Former Australia PM Says Secret Powers Were Needed in Crisis
August 18, 2022

Former Australia PM Says Secret Powers Were Needed in Crisis

By Associated Press
While serving as prime minister, Scott Morrison also secretly appointed himself to five ministerial roles – without telling even the existing ministers.
AUKUS Door Held Ajar for New Zealand
August 16, 2022

AUKUS Door Held Ajar for New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
Could nuclear-free New Zealand join an alliance centered on nuclear submarines?

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