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History’s Shadow Looms Over Fiji
February 02, 2023

History’s Shadow Looms Over Fiji

By Patricia O’Brien
As Fiji enters a new political era following 16 years under the rule of Bainimarama, history’s shadow looms large.

Australia’s Nauru Conundrum
January 31, 2023

Australia’s Nauru Conundrum

By Grant Wyeth
The detention facility’s purpose has diminished, but the country’s geopolitical importance has increased. In the meantime, 73 people languish there.
Australia Day, Invasion Day: Evolving the Idea of Australia
January 27, 2023

Australia Day, Invasion Day: Evolving the Idea of Australia

By Grant Wyeth
There is no way to undo past wrongs, but there is an opportunity to evolve the idea of Australia. To the country’s credit, Australia Day has become a day of national self-scrutiny.

Australia Day Focuses Attention on Indigenous Recognition in Constitution
January 27, 2023

Australia Day Focuses Attention on Indigenous Recognition in Constitution

By Rod McGuirk
A referendum due later this year would create an Indigenous body known as the Voice to address Parliament on Indigenous issues.

Chris Hipkins Confirmed as New Zealand Leader, Picks Deputy
January 24, 2023

Chris Hipkins Confirmed as New Zealand Leader, Picks Deputy

By Nick Perry
Hipkins has less than nine months before a general election, which may be difficult for the sitting government.

Jacinda Ardern’s Outsized Foreign Policy Legacy
January 19, 2023

Jacinda Ardern’s Outsized Foreign Policy Legacy

By Geoffrey Miller
The New Zealand PM has announced her resignation, but her impact on the country’s diplomacy will continue to resonate.

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, an Icon to Many, to Step Down
January 19, 2023

New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern, an Icon to Many, to Step Down

By Nick Perry
"I know what this job takes, and I know that I no longer have enough in the tank to do it justice," she said. "It is that simple."
What Japan’s Foreign Policy Shifts Mean for New Zealand
January 18, 2023

What Japan’s Foreign Policy Shifts Mean for New Zealand

By Geoffrey Miller
Tokyo’s dramatic shifts on defense and China policy are likely to have ramifications for New Zealand.

The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility
January 17, 2023

The Fight to Raise Australia’s Age of Criminal Responsibility

By Dechlan Brennan
At 12, an Australian child “cannot lawfully sign onto Facebook but can be questioned, arrested, detained, and imprisoned.”

Australia Is Finalizing a New Security Pact With Papua New Guinea
January 13, 2023

Australia Is Finalizing a New Security Pact With Papua New Guinea

By Nick Perry
Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he expected negotiations to conclude in April and the treaty to be signed in June.

Australia’s Population Dilemma
January 12, 2023

Australia’s Population Dilemma

By Grant Wyeth
How Australia approaches migration is one of the central pillars of its overall national strategy.
Under New Leadership, What’s Next for Fiji?
January 10, 2023

Under New Leadership, What’s Next for Fiji?

By Dechlan Brennan
After 16 years with Frank Bainimarama at the helm, Fiji faces myriad challenges as Sitiveni Rabuka takes over.

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