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In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
December 05, 2017
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
Despite its election rhetoric, Labor is now embracing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
In Government, New Zealand Labor Party Softens Stance on Trade
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
December 01, 2017
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
Importantly, the paper dedicated a chapter to Australia’s role within the Pacific.
Oceania’s Place in Australia’s New Foreign Policy White Paper
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
November 28, 2017
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
How can Australia implement its Foreign Policy White Paper without political stability at home?
Navigating the Indo-Pacific With Australia’s Domestic Political Circus in Tow
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
November 17, 2017
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
Growing military tensions and an ambitious human rights agenda require a cost-benefit recalibration from Canberra.
The Case for Restoring Australia-North Korea Relations
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
November 16, 2017
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
Among other things, the Quad gives Australia an opportunity to expand on its underdeveloped relationship with India.
Why Has Australia Shifted Back to the Quad?
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
November 16, 2017
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
Australia has been dragging its feet on the Belt and Road for four reasons. Each is worth a closer look.
Australia's Misplaced Fear Over China's Belt and Road
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
November 06, 2017
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
The ouster of lawmakers over dual citizenship is threatening Turnbull's grip on power.
Citizenship Crisis Rocks Australia’s Turnbull Government
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
November 03, 2017
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
The new government's move won't have much of an impact on housing costs.
New Zealand's Misguided Plan to Restrict Foreign Property Sales
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
October 31, 2017
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
A truly independent Australian foreign policy is overdue and feasible.
In the Trump Era, Australia Needs More Distance From the US
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
October 26, 2017
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
Closer security cooperation between Canberra and Seoul appears certain at a time of heightened regional tension.
Australia’s Growing Security Cooperation With South Korea
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
October 19, 2017
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
Thanks to an unexpected coalition, Labor's Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's new prime minister.
Kiwi Surprise: New Zealand Tilts Left
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
October 16, 2017
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
Forging closer security ties with France seems to be Australia's best regional hedge against U.S. political instability.
France in the Pacific: Growing Strategic Ties With Australia
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?
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