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Australia: Far-Right on the Rise as Intelligence Chief Warns of Terror Threat
February 28, 2020

Australia: Far-Right on the Rise as Intelligence Chief Warns of Terror Threat

By Joshua Mcdonald
Australia’s far-right have been growing undetected by authorities, but ASIO now warns of “probable” terror attack. 

Rheinmetall Partners With Australian Researchers to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles For Military
February 28, 2020

Rheinmetall Partners With Australian Researchers to Develop Self-Driving Vehicles For Military

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The research program aims to develop advanced sovereign robotics and automated vehicle technologies that will create a local automated military vehicle capability.
China, Australia and a Compliant New Normal?
February 25, 2020

China, Australia and a Compliant New Normal?

By Grant Wyeth
Direct external coercion isn't necessary if concern for Beijing’s sensitivities and compliance become the new normal.

China, Australia, and the Soft Power of Rugby in the South Pacific
February 22, 2020

China, Australia, and the Soft Power of Rugby in the South Pacific

By Thomas Wilkinson
Samoa will host a rugby tournament, thanks to Chinese funding. But Australia sees the sport as its own soft power advantage.

What Does the New Australia-ASEAN Informal Defense Ministers’ Meeting Mean for the Future of Security Ties?
February 20, 2020

What Does the New Australia-ASEAN Informal Defense Ministers’ Meeting Mean for the Future of Security Ties?

By Prashanth Parameswaran
A closer look at the importance of a recent development amid wider trends.

The Foreign Policy Benefits of a Treaty With Australia’s Indigenous Peoples
February 20, 2020

The Foreign Policy Benefits of a Treaty With Australia’s Indigenous Peoples

By Henry Storey
Making peace with Australia’s past could be a boon for its international relations, as well as simply being the right thing to do.

Australia, France Reaffirm Commitment to Attack-Submarine Program in Joint Statement
February 19, 2020

Australia, France Reaffirm Commitment to Attack-Submarine Program in Joint Statement

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Australia and France have reaffirmed their commitment to the Royal Australian Navy’s Future Submarine Program.
Australian Court Rules Indigenous People Can’t Be Deported
February 15, 2020

Australian Court Rules Indigenous People Can’t Be Deported

By Associated Press
Australia's High Court ruled in a 4-3 decision that indigenous Australians cannot be deported even if they do not hold Australian citizenship.

The Future of Australia’s Energy
February 15, 2020

The Future of Australia’s Energy

By Joshua Mcdonald
Coal could be sidelined by a push for gas to serve as a transition fuel, and a move toward renewably produced hydrogen.

Is Australian Media Biased Against China?
February 15, 2020

Is Australian Media Biased Against China?

By Dan Hu
Increasingly fierce competition in Australia’s media sector contributes to sensationalist reporting on China.

Tribal Compensation in Papua New Guinea
February 14, 2020

Tribal Compensation in Papua New Guinea

By Miguel Cano
A festive but tense ceremony marks the end of a years-long conflict resolution process in Mongol, PNG.
Chuuk State’s Delayed Independence Vote Approaches
February 14, 2020

Chuuk State’s Delayed Independence Vote Approaches

By Adam Kiedrowski
Chuuk, the most populous part of the Federated States of Micronesia, is set to vote on whether to seek independence in March 2020.

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