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Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia
May 31, 2019

Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia

By Shane Preuss
In Asia, Australia has long been viewed as a neighbor, not necessarily a part of the neighborhood.
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
May 29, 2019

China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands

By Grant Wyeth
Finding a position respectful of Honiara that also maintains Canberra’s strategic desires will require a deft touch.

Australia’s Election Delivers Morrison’s Miracle
May 21, 2019

Australia’s Election Delivers Morrison’s Miracle

By Anthony Fensom
In a shock upset, the ruling coalition will stay in government under Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia
May 18, 2019

Remembering Bob Hawke, Whose Reforms Transformed Australia

By Kiran Mohandas Menon
The late Bob Hawke arguably did more to usher Australia into the modern era than any other post-war leader.

UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific
May 17, 2019

UN Secretary-General Pays a Visit to the Blue Pacific

By Grant Wyeth
The Pacific’s “large ocean states” are on the frontlines of climate change, and urging the world to act.
Australian Prime Minister Predicts Close Election Result
May 17, 2019

Australian Prime Minister Predicts Close Election Result

By Rod McGuirk
The odds are in favor of the opposition, but incumbent Scott Morrison remains hopeful.

Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake
May 16, 2019

Papua New Guinea Assesses Damage From Powerful Earthquake

By Nick Perry
After a 7.5 magnitude quake, damage seems mercifully light -- so far.
PNG’s Prime Minister Delays No-Confidence Vote by Adjourning Parliament
May 13, 2019

PNG’s Prime Minister Delays No-Confidence Vote by Adjourning Parliament

By Sebastian Liu
A vote of no confidence against O’Neill was slated to take place on May 16, but parliament has been adjourned until May 28.

The United States Needs a COFA Strategy
May 11, 2019

The United States Needs a COFA Strategy

By Michael Walsh
Over the next few years, the United States is expected to start renegotiating the terms of its Compacts of Free Association.

Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister
May 01, 2019

Riots in the Solomon Islands Greet Returned Prime Minister

By Grant Wyeth
After a calm election, frustrations flared as Manasseh Sogavare returned, for the fourth time, to the prime ministership.

The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
April 19, 2019

The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season

By Grant Wyeth
With Jokowi likely scoring another term in Indonesia, the bilateral relationship’s direction balances on Australia’s pending polls.
Australia’s Cocos Islands Cannot Replace America’s Troubled Diego Garcia
April 16, 2019

Australia’s Cocos Islands Cannot Replace America’s Troubled Diego Garcia

By Samuel Bashfield
As U.S. defense planners consider the potential closure of Diego Garcia, they should know the limits of the Cocos Islands.

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