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The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
October 06, 2017
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
The OECD’s call is a positive achievement for the Pacific island nation, but also presents new challenges.
The Cook Islands Set to Graduate to 'Developed' Nation Status
Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia
October 05, 2017
Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia
Put simply: Australia has yet to see Indonesia as an opportunity.
Australia Tries to Unlock the Benefits of Proximity with Indonesia
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
September 28, 2017
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
The referendum is scheduled for June 2019, but the PNG premier says the criteria to do so have not been met yet.
Will Bougainville Hold Its Independence Referendum?
New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?
September 25, 2017
New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?
Expect continuity out of New Zealand's foreign policy, despite recent domestic political turbulence.
New Zealand's Next Government: What's at Stake?
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
September 14, 2017
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
The new Pacific Labor Scheme will allow 2,000 people from Nauru, Kiribati and Tuvalu to work in parts of Australia for up to three years.
Australia to Welcome More Pacific Islanders With New Visa Program
Is It Time Australia Pursued An ‘Independent’ Foreign Policy?
September 12, 2017
Is It Time Australia Pursued An ‘Independent’ Foreign Policy?
If Asia’s future is to be led by China, Australia may need to balance out its U.S.-centric foreign policy.
Is It Time Australia Pursued An ‘Independent’ Foreign Policy?
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
September 08, 2017
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
Had the suit gone to court, it would have aired allegations of abuse at Australia’s PNG-based detention facility.
Australia Settles $70 Million Suit with Detained Asylum Seekers
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
September 07, 2017
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
The islands need to carefully weigh the benefits of Chinese investment with the potential risks.
French Polynesia at the Chinese Crossroads
A $50 Billion ‘Breakthrough’ For Timor-Leste?
September 04, 2017
A $50 Billion ‘Breakthrough’ For Timor-Leste?
Australia and Timor-Leste are moving toward an “historic” agreement.
A $50 Billion ‘Breakthrough’ For Timor-Leste?
King of Tonga Dismisses Prime Minister Pohiva's Government
August 31, 2017
King of Tonga Dismisses Prime Minister Pohiva's Government
Democratically elected Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva's government was dismissed, seemingly on the advice of the parliament's speaker.
King of Tonga Dismisses Prime Minister Pohiva's Government
With the RCEP, Australia Has a Chance to Lead
August 30, 2017
With the RCEP, Australia Has a Chance to Lead
Canberra can pursue its international trade objectives and push for a more open and transparent agreement.
With the RCEP, Australia Has a Chance to Lead
Australia’s China Choice
August 25, 2017
Australia’s China Choice
Whither Australia and its relations with China?
Australia’s China Choice
What is Australia’s Stake in Philippine Chaos?
August 24, 2017
What is Australia’s Stake in Philippine Chaos?
Why should Australia be concerned with Duterte’s rising authoritarianism and contempt for the rule of law?
What is Australia’s Stake in Philippine Chaos?
A Bark But No Bite: Examining New Zealand’s Last General Election
August 23, 2017
A Bark But No Bite: Examining New Zealand’s Last General Election
The Diplomat talks to Jack Vowles about New Zealand politics.
A Bark But No Bite: Examining New Zealand’s Last General Election
Australia's Parliament Takes a Turn Toward Satire
August 23, 2017
Australia's Parliament Takes a Turn Toward Satire
The government is in freefall over a dual citizenship fiasco.
Australia's Parliament Takes a Turn Toward Satire
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
August 11, 2017
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
PNG’s loose party politics leads to perpetual government by a series of unstable coalitions.
Big Men, No Women: Politics in Papua New Guinea
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