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Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
January 02, 2018
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
Discussions on a VFA have been taking place since 2014; the two sides are expected to sign the agreement soon.
Will Australia and Japan Finally Conclude a Visiting Forces Agreement?
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
December 19, 2017
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
A new report stresses the urgent need for Canberra to review and reform its Seasonal Workers Program.
Hidden in Plain Sight: Australia’s Foreign Workers
Australia and China Spat Over Foreign Interference Escalates
December 15, 2017
Australia and China Spat Over Foreign Interference Escalates
China summons the Australian ambassador for increasingly strained ties.
Australia and China Spat Over Foreign Interference Escalates
Indonesia and Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
December 12, 2017
Indonesia and Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
A shared understanding of the Indo-Pacific could form the basis of a stronger Indonesia-Australia partnership.
Indonesia and Australia’s Foreign Policy White Paper
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
December 11, 2017
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
With historical and cultural links, India looks to firm up relations with Fiji.
In Fiji, India's Pacific Presence Grows
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
December 05, 2017
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
Despite its election rhetoric, Labor is now embracing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
December 01, 2017
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
Importantly, the paper dedicated a chapter to Australia’s role within the Pacific.
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
November 28, 2017
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
How can Australia implement its Foreign Policy White Paper without political stability at home?
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
November 17, 2017
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
Growing military tensions and an ambitious human rights agenda require a cost-benefit recalibration from Canberra.
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
November 16, 2017
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
Among other things, the Quad gives Australia an opportunity to expand on its underdeveloped relationship with India.
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
November 16, 2017
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
Australia has been dragging its feet on the Belt and Road for four reasons. Each is worth a closer look.
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
November 06, 2017
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
The ouster of lawmakers over dual citizenship is threatening Turnbull's grip on power.
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
November 03, 2017
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
The new government's move won't have much of an impact on housing costs.
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
October 31, 2017
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
A truly independent Australian foreign policy is overdue and feasible.
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
October 26, 2017
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
Closer security cooperation between Canberra and Seoul appears certain at a time of heightened regional tension.
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
October 19, 2017
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
Thanks to an unexpected coalition, Labor's Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's new prime minister.
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
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