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India’s Place in Australia’s National Defense Strategy 2024

India’s Place in Australia’s National Defense Strategy 2024

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The pace of growth in the Australia-India strategic relationship is quite impressive, but New Delhi’s hesitance on hard security issues may hamper further developments. 

The Trouble With Micronesia’s New China Policy

The Trouble With Micronesia’s New China Policy

By Richard Clark
What does it mean for the FSM to tell China it opposes AUKUS and supports the Global Security Initiative?
Solomon Islands Goes to the Polls 

Solomon Islands Goes to the Polls 

By Sribala Subramanian
The nation’s pro-China foreign policy is on the ballot.

China’s Influence Weighs Heavily on Solomon Islands Election

China’s Influence Weighs Heavily on Solomon Islands Election

By Priestley Habru
Chinese cash is reaping political rewards ahead of the Solomon Islands election as the West fails to walk the talk in its Pacific step-up.

How Conservative Media Fuels Australia’s Nuclear Power Debate

How Conservative Media Fuels Australia’s Nuclear Power Debate

By Phil McManus
Debates over nuclear power in Australia continue to be stoked not by industry or voters, but by the media.

Japan and Great Power Competition in the Pacific

Japan and Great Power Competition in the Pacific

By YATSUZUKA Masaaki
New developments in Japanese security involvement in Pacific Island countries.

AUKUS or Not, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Is Being Remade

AUKUS or Not, New Zealand’s Foreign Policy Is Being Remade

By Geoffrey Miller
The AUKUS debate is incredibly important. But a reshaping of New Zealand’s foreign policy is already happening in other ways.
The Importance of America’s Pacific Family

The Importance of America’s Pacific Family

By Cleo Paskal
Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands are the United States’ closest allies. And they’re essential for a free and open Indo-Pacific.

Australia’s Opportunity to Deepen Ties With Bangladesh

Australia’s Opportunity to Deepen Ties With Bangladesh

By Grant Wyeth
For Australia, building a fruitful and productive relationship with Bangladesh means taking the Rohingya refugee crisis seriously.

China Lifts Heavy Tariffs on Australian Wine as Ties Improve

China Lifts Heavy Tariffs on Australian Wine as Ties Improve

By Zen Soo and Keiran Smith
China imposed tariffs on Australian wine in 2020 during a diplomatic feud over Australia's support for a global inquiry into the origins of COVID-19.

Does Urban Design Matter for International Engagement?

Does Urban Design Matter for International Engagement?

By Grant Wyeth
Good design is a decentralized mechanism for international engagement. It is a soft power tool that can produce expanding effects.
Australia’s Smart Investment in Its Naval Fleet 

Australia’s Smart Investment in Its Naval Fleet 

By Wilson Beaver and Maria Victoria Almeida Vazquez
The country's new defense plans will only work if adequately funded, and if Australian policymakers can avoid the spending decision mistakes other nations have made.

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