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The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
July 11, 2019
The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
Four of six people taken from Vanuatu by Chinese police recently had dual citizenship up until the time Beijing came for them.
The Long Arm of Chinese Law Reaches Vanuatu, Again
China Comes to Tonga
July 10, 2019
China Comes to Tonga
China’s largesse in the Pacific nation is growing, but some worry Beijing’s influence threatens Tonga's future.
China Comes to Tonga
Australian Student Released by North Korea Denies Being a Spy
July 10, 2019
Australian Student Released by North Korea Denies Being a Spy
Alek Sigley had been studying at Kim Il Sung University before being detained on charges of espionage.
Australian Student Released by North Korea Denies Being a Spy
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
July 03, 2019
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Tokyo’s resumption of commercial whaling operations highlights a consistent point of tension with whale-loving Canberra.
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
June 26, 2019
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
The new trilateral initiative is an obvious reaction to China’s ambitions, but could still yield important results in the region.
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
Poll: Australians Sour on China
June 26, 2019
Poll: Australians Sour on China
The Lowy Institute's latest poll fits with a larger trend: China's soft power efforts are falling flat.
Poll: Australians Sour on China
Australia Will Repatriate 8 Children From Islamic State Families
June 25, 2019
Australia Will Repatriate 8 Children From Islamic State Families
PM Morrison announced the first organized repatriation of Australian nationals from IS battlegrounds.
Australia Will Repatriate 8 Children From Islamic State Families
Is China the Only Defining Factor in India-Australia Relations?
June 21, 2019
Is China the Only Defining Factor in India-Australia Relations?
As both countries recalibrate their approaches to China, their bilateral relations have taken a back seat.
Is China the Only Defining Factor in India-Australia Relations?
Rethinking Palau's Place in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
June 18, 2019
Rethinking Palau's Place in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
Palau has the potential to meaningfully participate in more subregional architectures and initiatives.
Rethinking Palau's Place in the Free and Open Indo-Pacific
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
June 17, 2019
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
The recent environmental approval does little to settle the controversies over the mine's impact.
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
New Zealand’s Pacific Reset: Building Relations Amid Increased Regional Competition
June 10, 2019
New Zealand’s Pacific Reset: Building Relations Amid Increased Regional Competition
New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters made recent visits to the Solomon Island and Vanuatu.
New Zealand’s Pacific Reset: Building Relations Amid Increased Regional Competition
Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia
May 31, 2019
Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia
In Asia, Australia has long been viewed as a neighbor, not necessarily a part of the neighborhood.
Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
May 29, 2019
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
Finding a position respectful of Honiara that also maintains Canberra’s strategic desires will require a deft touch.
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
Australia’s Election Delivers Morrison’s Miracle
May 21, 2019
Australia’s Election Delivers Morrison’s Miracle
In a shock upset, the ruling coalition will stay in government under Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Australia’s Election Delivers Morrison’s Miracle
Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia
May 18, 2019
Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia
The late Bob Hawke arguably did more to usher Australia into the modern era than any other post-war leader.
Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia
UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
May 17, 2019
UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
The Pacific’s “large ocean states” are on the frontlines of climate change, and urging the world to act.
UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
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