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Court Clears Way for Samoa to Get Its First Woman Leader
May 18, 2021

Court Clears Way for Samoa to Get Its First Woman Leader

By Nick Perry
Two decisions by the Supreme Court have paved the way for Fiame Naomi Mata’afa to become prime minister.
Australia-China Trade Tensions Persist With Cancelled Agreements and Sharp Statements
May 17, 2021

Australia-China Trade Tensions Persist With Cancelled Agreements and Sharp Statements

By Joshua Mcdonald
Canberra and Beijing pass the one-year mark of increased tensions over COVID-19 origins and the subsequent trade war.

Australia Signs Deal for 25M Moderna Doses Through Next Year
May 13, 2021

Australia Signs Deal for 25M Moderna Doses Through Next Year

By Rod McGuirk
Prime Minister Scott Morrison's government has drawn fire for the country's slow vaccine roll-out.

How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands
May 07, 2021

How the US Can Protect the Sovereignty of the Smallest Pacific Islands

By Alexander B. Gray
As the Biden administration confronts China’s growing assertiveness, the challenges confronting the smallest Pacific Islands should be front of mind.

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India
May 07, 2021

Under Pressure, Australia Reverses Ban on Returns from India

By Grant Wyeth
Although the ban is set to be lifted on May 15, flying home for Australians in India will still be a difficult, and expensive, prospect.
New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China
May 03, 2021

New Zealand Prime Minister Ardern Takes Tougher Stance on China

By Nick Perry
Ardern's unusually targeted comments against China followed growing diplomatic discontent with Wellington's stance.

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise
May 03, 2021

Fiji Locks Down Large Cities as COVID-19 Cases Rise

By Joshua Mcdonald
Health authorities believe the virus found its way back into the community after a soldier providing security at a quarantine facility became infected.
Australia’s Message to Its Expats: You’re On Your Own
May 03, 2021

Australia’s Message to Its Expats: You’re On Your Own

By Edward Cavanough
Despite holding Australian citizenship, expatriates have been all but abandoned by their government.

The US Should Apologize to the Marshall Islands for Nuclear Tests
April 30, 2021

The US Should Apologize to the Marshall Islands for Nuclear Tests

By Ivana Nikolić-Hughes, Glenn Alcalay, and Hart Rapaport
The United States tested 67 nuclear weapons from 1946 to 1958 in what is now the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Australia Avoids Reckoning With Afghanistan War Crimes Allegations
April 22, 2021

Australia Avoids Reckoning With Afghanistan War Crimes Allegations

By Joshua Mcdonald
More cases of alleged unlawful killings and abuse by Australian special forces in Afghanistan arise.

Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds
April 22, 2021

Australia Ends China Deals on National Interest Grounds

By Rod McGuirk
In response, Chinese state media warned of "serious consequences for unreasonable provocation against China."
Examining Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 
April 19, 2021

Examining Australia’s National Action Plan on Women, Peace, and Security 

By Grant Wyeth
Women and girls often suffer the effects of conflict disproportionately to men. 

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