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Australia Needs a New National Security Strategy
February 01, 2019
Australia Needs a New National Security Strategy
Drafting a new national security strategy will be a grueling and charged affair, but it's time for an update.
Australia Needs a New National Security Strategy
Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
January 30, 2019
Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
Hakeem al-Araibi faces extradition to Bahrain, where he says he faces political persecution.
Australian Prime Minister Asks Thailand to Free Detained Football Player
Cracks Appear in the New Zealand-China Relationship
January 18, 2019
Cracks Appear in the New Zealand-China Relationship
Is the long China-New Zealand honeymoon finally drawing to a close?
Cracks Appear in the New Zealand-China Relationship
Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit
January 17, 2019
Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit
Much as Canberra may desire a formal defense agreement, Australia is unlikely to woo non-aligned Vanuatu that far.
Australia Courts Vanuatu With Prime Minister Visit
Taiwan and the Pacific: One Big, Happy Austronesian Family
January 09, 2019
Taiwan and the Pacific: One Big, Happy Austronesian Family
In focusing efforts to promote its indigenous peoples and culture, Taiwan is making a political gambit in the Pacific as well.
Taiwan and the Pacific: One Big, Happy Austronesian Family
Explaining Australia’s Meek Response to China's Arbitrary Detention of 2 Canadians
January 03, 2019
Explaining Australia’s Meek Response to China's Arbitrary Detention of 2 Canadians
Australia has been slow to respond to these events, instead choosing to remain mostly aloof. Why?
Explaining Australia’s Meek Response to China's Arbitrary Detention of 2 Canadians
Australia's Citizenship Stripping Policy Again Sparks Controversy
January 03, 2019
Australia's Citizenship Stripping Policy Again Sparks Controversy
Australian officials insist a man who just lost citizenship over ISIS ties isn’t stateless.
Australia's Citizenship Stripping Policy Again Sparks Controversy
Australia’s Israel Embassy Decision and the Convergence of Conservative Identity
December 18, 2018
Australia’s Israel Embassy Decision and the Convergence of Conservative Identity
Australia’s foreign policy may be moving into a phase where it is no longer mostly above partisan politics.
Australia’s Israel Embassy Decision and the Convergence of Conservative Identity
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
December 07, 2018
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
Does the party have the ability to purge its reactionary elements and realign itself as a responsible governing entity?
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
November 19, 2018
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
Former coup leader-turned Prime Minister Bainimarama held onto power, winning more time to reshape Fijian politics.
Bainimarama and FijiFirst Secure Electoral Victory
Will China-Australia Relations ‘Return to Normal’?
November 09, 2018
Will China-Australia Relations ‘Return to Normal’?
The Chinese and Australian foreign ministers held the two countries' highest level bilateral meeting in China this year.
Will China-Australia Relations ‘Return to Normal’?
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
November 09, 2018
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
On November 4, New Caledonia said “yes” to France, but the island needs to take a long-term view of its regional engagement.
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
November 08, 2018
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
A joint base with Australia may tip PNG away from its critical non-aligned balance in the Pacific.
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
November 06, 2018
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
An interview with Alexandre Dayant on New Caledonia's independence referendum and the future of France in the Pacific.
New Caledonia Votes to Stay With France, For Now
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
November 05, 2018
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Bhutan’s incoming prime minister and foreign minister both hold degrees from Australian universities.
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
October 30, 2018
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
Pacific Island countries want to rebrand as “large ocean states,” custodians of large swaths of the Pacific Ocean.
Paying Attention to the Blue Pacific
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