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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
Transcript of Trump’s Terrible January Call With Turnbull Leaks
August 03, 2017
Transcript of Trump’s Terrible January Call With Turnbull Leaks
Trump repeatedly fumes over a Obama-era immigration deal with Australia.
Transcript of Trump’s Terrible January Call With Turnbull Leaks
An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It
August 02, 2017
An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It
Will Canberra ditch the British monarchy? The Labor party wants to put it to a vote.
An Australian Republic, If You Can Referendum It
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
July 19, 2017
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
The resignations highlight a disconnect between the country’s constitution and its present reality.
Two Dual Citizens Resign From the Australian Parliament
Explaining Australia’s Sharp Turn to Information Warfare
July 08, 2017
Explaining Australia’s Sharp Turn to Information Warfare
How Australia's military is gearing up for information warfare.
Explaining Australia’s Sharp Turn to Information Warfare
What North Korea’s ICBM Means for Australia
July 07, 2017
What North Korea’s ICBM Means for Australia
Australia’s territory is within reach of Pyongyang’s latest weapon, as are the U.S. troops stationed at Darwin.
What North Korea’s ICBM Means for Australia
Piracy in Australia’s Neighbors  
July 05, 2017
Piracy in Australia’s Neighbors  
Capacity-building in Melanesia will have a direct impact on Australian security.
Piracy in Australia’s Neighbors  
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
June 30, 2017
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
The mission was devised not simply as a peacekeeping operation, but as a program to rebuild the state.
RAMSI Ends: What’s Next for the Solomon Islands?
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