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Japan and Great Power Competition in the Pacific

Japan and Great Power Competition in the Pacific

By YATSUZUKA Masaaki
New developments in Japanese security involvement in Pacific Island countries.

AUKUS or Not, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Is Being Remade

AUKUS or Not, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Is Being Remade

By Geoffrey Miller
The AUKUS debate is incredibly important. But a reshaping of New Zealand’s foreign policy is already happening in other ways.
Australia’s Opportunity to Deepen Ties With Bangladesh

Australia’s Opportunity to Deepen Ties With Bangladesh

By Grant Wyeth
For Australia, building a fruitful and productive relationship with Bangladesh means taking the Rohingya refugee crisis seriously.

China Lifts Heavy Tariffs on Australian Wine as Ties Improve

China Lifts Heavy Tariffs on Australian Wine as Ties Improve

By Zen Soo and Keiran Smith
China imposed tariffs on Australian wine in 2020 during a diplomatic feud over Australia's support for a global inquiry into the origins of COVID-19.

Does Urban Design Matter for International Engagement?

Does Urban Design Matter for International Engagement?

By Grant Wyeth
Good design is a decentralized mechanism for international engagement. It is a soft power tool that can produce expanding effects.

How Feasible Is Nuclear Power for Australia?

How Feasible Is Nuclear Power for Australia?

By Alan Finkel
Nuclear power is a credible source of abundant zero-emissions electricity, but it would take 20 years to commence operations from a standing start in Australia.

New Zealand’s India Outreach: Opportunities and Obstacles

New Zealand’s India Outreach: Opportunities and Obstacles

By Neel Vanvari
Foreign Minister Winston Peters’ recent visit to New Delhi was a strong indication that New Zealand has turned a page in its interactions with India. 
A Serious Question: Can Australia Trust the United States?

A Serious Question: Can Australia Trust the United States?

By Grant Wyeth
Asking the question isn’t a sign of betrayal. It's indicative of an emotionally mature country that thinks seriously about its strategic circumstances. 

Australia Gets Its Most Senior Chinese Leadership Visit Since 2017

Australia Gets Its Most Senior Chinese Leadership Visit Since 2017

By Keiran Smith
Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s trip continued a thaw that began with Australia’s change of government in 2022.

Wang Yi’s Perfectly Timed Visit to New Zealand

Wang Yi’s Perfectly Timed Visit to New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
In New Zealand, the AUKUS tide may be turning. That creates an opportunity for China to make its case.

The Climate Crisis Is Crushing Australian Festivals

The Climate Crisis Is Crushing Australian Festivals

By Ben Green and Catherine Strong
Following a devastating week of extreme weather forcing the cancellation of Pitch, Australia's decimated live entertainment scene recalibrates.
Australia’s Bid to Navigate Troubled Waters in Red Sea

Australia’s Bid to Navigate Troubled Waters in Red Sea

By Ferry Jie
Attacks from Houthi rebels in the Red Sea have jeopardized Australia's already-vulnerable dependency on maritime time. Finding new ways forward will be vital.

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