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New Zealand’s Relationship With India Is in Trouble
October 13, 2022

New Zealand’s Relationship With India Is in Trouble

By Geoffrey Miller
Despite New Zealand's once-ambitious plans, the relationship has stagnated, if not declined outright, over the past five years.
Why Australia Needs Immigration Reform
October 11, 2022

Why Australia Needs Immigration Reform

By Grant Wyeth
Immigration is one of the primary tools Australia has at its disposal to become a more secure, more prosperous, and more influential country.

Solomon Islands Insisted China References Be Removed Before Signing US-Pacific Partnership Declaration
October 05, 2022

Solomon Islands Insisted China References Be Removed Before Signing US-Pacific Partnership Declaration

By Nick Perry
Foreign Minister Jeremiah Manele explained why his government was going to refuse to sign the pact.

Sogavare the Spoiler and the US Pacific Partnership Strategy
September 29, 2022

Sogavare the Spoiler and the US Pacific Partnership Strategy

By Patricia O’Brien
The Solomon Islands’ prime minister promises to be a bit of a spoiler during the summit, even as Washington unveils its Pacific Partnership Strategy.

What to Watch for as the US-Pacific Island Country Summit Begins
September 28, 2022

What to Watch for as the US-Pacific Island Country Summit Begins

By Patricia O’Brien
Behind the hopes and pageantry of the summit, there will be many challenges for both sides to navigate.
Australia Aims for an Ambassador for First Nations People
September 28, 2022

Australia Aims for an Ambassador for First Nations People

By Melissa Conley Tyler and Grant Wyeth
The new government is fulfilling its election commitment to establish a First Nations Foreign Policy. 

New Zealand’s Ardern Continues Tilt Toward the West at the UN
September 28, 2022

New Zealand’s Ardern Continues Tilt Toward the West at the UN

By Geoffrey Miller
The Russia-Ukraine War was a major dividing line at the U.N. General Assembly, and Ardern largely spoke with those of a similar mindset.
Australia’s Budding Climate Change Reversal
September 26, 2022

Australia’s Budding Climate Change Reversal

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra now seeks to play a leading diplomatic role in the global effort to cut carbon emissions, but actions are more important than words.

A Year After AUKUS, What Challenges Loom Largest?
September 15, 2022

A Year After AUKUS, What Challenges Loom Largest?

By Grant Wyeth
From Indonesian concerns to possible overreliance on an unpredictable U.S., Australia’s nuclear submarine ambitions present plenty of challenges.

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death
September 13, 2022

Australian PM Defends Ban on Parliament Due to Royal’s Death

By Rod McGuirk
Albanese wants an Australian president to replace the British monarch as the nation’s head of state. But he has brushed off questions about creating an Australian republic since the queen’s death.

Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory
September 09, 2022

Australia-Japan Relations: No Hostage to War Memory

By Shaun O'Dwyer
In the long term, reconciliation efforts and growing commercial relations with Japan helped dim bitter Pacific War memories in Australia.
Fixing Australia’s Labor Shortage
September 09, 2022

Fixing Australia’s Labor Shortage

By Grant Wyeth
Enhancing the skills and opportunities for each individual person in Australia – as well as those who wish to make Australia their home – is the bedrock on which Australia’s security is built. 

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