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Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea
December 14, 2019

Bougainville Votes for Independence From Papua New Guinea

By Associated Press
Over 98 percent of voters in a long-awaited referendum wanted independence. Will they get it?

The Politics Behind Australia’s Submarine Maintenance Decision
December 13, 2019

The Politics Behind Australia’s Submarine Maintenance Decision

By Adil Cader
National defense becomes a domestic political issue in Australia.
Australian Government Repeals Life-Saving Medevac Law
December 12, 2019

Australian Government Repeals Life-Saving Medevac Law

By Joshua Mcdonald
The medevac law allowed doctors in Australia’s offshore detention facilities to approve the transfer of sick refugees to Australia.

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change
December 12, 2019

2019 in Asian Geopolitics: A Year of Change

By Ankit Panda
From South Asia to China to Northeast Asia, 2019 was a transformative year.

Why Australia Seeks Deeper Relations With Indonesia
December 09, 2019

Why Australia Seeks Deeper Relations With Indonesia

By Grant Wyeth
Being able to identify areas of mutual interest and find ways to cooperate with Indonesia has been a long-standing hope for Australia.

Going Their Own Way: Western Australia’s Asia Strategy
December 06, 2019

Going Their Own Way: Western Australia’s Asia Strategy

By Adil Cader
An Australian state government has launched a comprehensive strategy for engagement with Asian nations.

Measles Outbreak Brings Samoan Government to Standstill
December 04, 2019

Measles Outbreak Brings Samoan Government to Standstill

By Joshua Mcdonald
Samoa shuts down its government amid a deadly measles outbreak and an anti-vaccine campaign.
Joint Defense Working Committee Meeting Puts Australia-Brunei Security Ties in the Spotlight
December 02, 2019

Joint Defense Working Committee Meeting Puts Australia-Brunei Security Ties in the Spotlight

By Prashanth Parameswaran
The holding of the consultations spotlighted some of the avenues of collaboration both sides are pursuing on the security side.

Australia Plans Return of Indian Artifacts
November 29, 2019

Australia Plans Return of Indian Artifacts

By Grant Wyeth
Seeking to build relations with New Delhi, Canberra plans to return Indian artifacts purchased from a discredited art dealer.

Making the Case for Increased US Basing in the Pacific
November 28, 2019

Making the Case for Increased US Basing in the Pacific

By Matt Tuzel
The U.S. should look to establish hub and spoke base networks in the Marianas Islands, Palau, and eventually the Philippines. 

Australian Woman Escapes Death Penalty in Malaysia
November 27, 2019

Australian Woman Escapes Death Penalty in Malaysia

By Luke Hunt
The case had been read as a test case for the country under the Pakatan Harapan government.
­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain
November 27, 2019

­­Bougainville’s Faustian Bargain

By Paul R. Williams and Carly Fabian
An ongoing independence referendum does not address the key question at the root of the conflict: the future of the Panguna mine.

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