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Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
November 19, 2018
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
Former coup leader-turned Prime Minister Bainimarama held onto power, winning more time to reshape Fijian politics.
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
Will China-Australia Relations ‘Return to Normal’?
November 09, 2018
Will China-Australia Relations ‘Return to Normal’?
The Chinese and Australian foreign ministers held the two countries' highest level bilateral meeting in China this year.
Will China-Australia Relations ‘Return to Normal’?
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
November 09, 2018
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
On November 4, New Caledonia said “yes” to France, but the island needs to take a long-term view of its regional engagement.
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
November 08, 2018
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
A joint base with Australia may tip PNG away from its critical non-aligned balance in the Pacific.
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
November 06, 2018
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
An interview with Alexandre Dayant on New Caledonia's independence referendum and the future of France in the Pacific.
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
November 05, 2018
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Bhutan’s incoming prime minister and foreign minister both hold degrees from Australian universities.
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
October 30, 2018
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
Australian Government's Balancing Act Gets a Little Bit Harder
October 24, 2018
Australian Government's Balancing Act Gets a Little Bit Harder
The loss in the Wentworth by-election cost the Morrison government its lower house majority.
Australian Government's Balancing Act Gets a Little Bit Harder
What Concerns Japan in the Pacific?
October 18, 2018
What Concerns Japan in the Pacific?
Tokyo remains highly engaged among Pacific Island states, and shares some of their concerns about China.
What Concerns Japan in the Pacific?
Indonesia-Australia Defense Ties in Focus With Ministerial Meeting
October 17, 2018
Indonesia-Australia Defense Ties in Focus With Ministerial Meeting
A recent engagement spotlighted the security aspect of ties between the two sides.
Indonesia-Australia Defense Ties in Focus With Ministerial Meeting
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
October 11, 2018
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
Canberra simply doesn’t understand the power and pull of urban spaces in the modern economy.
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
September 27, 2018
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
Per capita since 1970, Fiji has contributed more personnel to UN Peacekeeping missions than any other state.
Fiji: The Peacekeepers
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
September 25, 2018
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
What would a permanent Australian naval presence at Lombrum on Manus Island mean for the Pacific?
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
Why Australia's New Government Won't Change Course on China
September 11, 2018
Why Australia's New Government Won't Change Course on China
The new government isn’t likely to change course on its predecessor's efforts to lower the temperature in Australia-China relations.
Why Australia's New Government Won't Change Course on China
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
September 10, 2018
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
In the Pacific, climate change is an existential threat. Australia’s domestic unease on the issue hinders its foreign policy.
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government
August 31, 2018
Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government
Australia’s revolving door of prime ministers is a symptom of a weakening political system.
Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government
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