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How Can Australia Rethink Its Immigration Policies?
October 26, 2021

How Can Australia Rethink Its Immigration Policies?

By Grant Wyeth
As it approaches a post-pandemic recovery, Canberra has an opportunity to strategically recalibrate its immigration policies.

Australia and New Zealand Prepare to Reopen
October 26, 2021

Australia and New Zealand Prepare to Reopen

By Joshua Mcdonald
Closed off from the world for the past 18 months, Australia and New Zealand are now preparing to reopen. 
The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment
October 25, 2021

The Economic and Security Imperatives of Scott Morrison’s Climate Commitment

By Philip Citowicki
There's a long way to go, but the Australian leader's pledge could reconfigure the public debate around climate issues.

With Strong State Backing, Australian Telco Purchases Pacific Network Digicel
October 25, 2021

With Strong State Backing, Australian Telco Purchases Pacific Network Digicel

By Sebastian Strangio
The deal is designed to head off the network's rumored purchase by a state-owned Chinese firm.

Does AUKUS Violate the Pledge of a Nuclear-Free South Pacific? China Thinks It Might.
October 22, 2021

Does AUKUS Violate the Pledge of a Nuclear-Free South Pacific? China Thinks It Might.

By Ryan A. Musto
China is tapping into broader anti-nuclear sentiment in the region to attack Australia's nuclear submarine deal.

The Geopolitics Behind the New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement
October 22, 2021

The Geopolitics Behind the New Zealand-UK Free Trade Agreement

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand’s free trade deal with the U.K. might be about “building back better” – but it could end up being more about Beijing.

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home
October 19, 2021

Ahead of COP26, Australia’s PM Tries to Sell His 2050 Net Zero Emissions Target at Home

By Rod McGuirk
Prime Minister Scott Morrison argued that technology – not carbon taxing – is the best way to achieve the climate target.
What’s the Real Cost of Papua New Guinea’s Palm Oil?
October 18, 2021

What’s the Real Cost of Papua New Guinea’s Palm Oil?

By Joshua Mcdonald
A new report claims that palm oil executives in PNG have bribed officials, paid police to brutalize villagers, used child labor, and participated in an apparent tax evasion scheme.

Pacific Nations Have an Interest in Challenging China’s Expansive Maritime Claims
October 18, 2021

Pacific Nations Have an Interest in Challenging China’s Expansive Maritime Claims

By Phuong Vu
Small island nations have a strong reason to prevent the de facto acceptance of Beijing's interpretations of international law.

Tony Abbott in Taiwan: An Imperfect Messenger 
October 14, 2021

Tony Abbott in Taiwan: An Imperfect Messenger 

By Grant Wyeth
Abbott’s visit may have been counterproductive both for Taiwan itself and for Taiwan’s support in Australia.

Will Beijing’s Behavior Bring Australia and Canada Closer?
October 11, 2021

Will Beijing’s Behavior Bring Australia and Canada Closer?

By Philip Citowicki and John Blaxland
The two "strategic cousins" could grow closer as a result of their shared frictions with an increasingly assertive China.
AUKUS, Australia, and the Importance of Trust in Foreign Policy
October 07, 2021

AUKUS, Australia, and the Importance of Trust in Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
Former Australian Prime Minister Turnbull put it well: “If we want to have influence in our region we must be trusted. Our word must be our bond.”

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