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Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
March 22, 2018
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
Though the move was long expected, its significance nonetheless ought to be acknowledged.
Why the New Vietnam-Australia Strategic Partnership Matters
The Real Significance of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
March 21, 2018
The Real Significance of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
The true value of the engagement lies in what it says about Southeast Asia and ASEAN’s growing importance on its own terms as well as to Australia.
The Real Significance of the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
March 09, 2018
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
Ostensibly to survey cyclone damage, the prime minister’s trip also underscores Wellington’s refocusing on its Pacific Island relationships.
New Zealand’s Ardern Tours Polynesia, What About the Politics?
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 09, 2018
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Duterte’s absence is significant and has broad implications for ASEAN and the region.
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
March 01, 2018
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
The agreement made at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague settles an old dispute.
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
February 17, 2018
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
Barnaby Joyce's extramarital affair with a staffer threatens the very viability of the Turnbull government.
'No More Sex With Staff': Australia's Government Reels Under Latest Scandal
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
February 16, 2018
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The MSG will deliberate the United Liberation Movement for West Papua’s application, but some worry about angering Indonesia.
At Melanesian Spearhead Group, the Question of West Papuan Membership Lingers
The Batman By-Election: The Carmichael Mine Matter
February 08, 2018
The Batman By-Election: The Carmichael Mine Matter
In inner-city Melbourne, an upcoming special election is focused 2,000 km away on a mine in Queensland.
The Batman By-Election: The Carmichael Mine Matter
Corruption Threatens Australia’s Defense Program
February 03, 2018
Corruption Threatens Australia’s Defense Program
In pursuing its massive defense building program, Australia must protect itself against critical corruption risks.
Corruption Threatens Australia’s Defense Program
Realizing Australia’s Defense Export Dreams
January 31, 2018
Realizing Australia’s Defense Export Dreams
Canberra wants to spark growth in its defense industry, but the market is a crowded one.
Realizing Australia’s Defense Export Dreams
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
January 17, 2018
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
An Australia minister lashed out at Chinese investment in the Pacific region. Why take up the issue now?
Is China Building Roads to Nowhere in the Pacific?
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
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