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Australian Parliament to Debate a Beijing Olympics Boycott
October 21, 2020

Australian Parliament to Debate a Beijing Olympics Boycott

By Philip Citowicki
Next month the Senate will debate Australia’s participation in the 2022 Winter Olympics amid growing outcry over China’s human rights violations.

Ardern Poised to Win Re-election in New Zealand.
October 16, 2020

Ardern Poised to Win Re-election in New Zealand.

By Joshua Mcdonald
Jacinda Ardern’s Labor Party is expected to come out far ahead in Saturday’s election, but may end up needing the Greens as a coalition partner.
New Think Tank Report Presents Ambitious Agenda for Australia-India Tech Cooperation
October 15, 2020

New Think Tank Report Presents Ambitious Agenda for Australia-India Tech Cooperation

By Abhijnan Rej
As China’s tech lead help push its international agenda, other Indo-Pacific powers see opportunities for collaboration.

Australia Looks to Tighten Government Oversight of University Agreements With China
October 14, 2020

Australia Looks to Tighten Government Oversight of University Agreements With China

By Robert Potter
The move is overdue, as public entities and state governments have proven unable to fully vet their agreements with China.

PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific
October 14, 2020

PIF Fragmentation May Alter US-China Competition in the Pacific

By Derek Grossman
A looming north-south split in the Pacific Islands Forum poses both challenges and opportunities to the rival superpowers.

Can Apocalypse Be Dealt With?
October 14, 2020

Can Apocalypse Be Dealt With?

By Abhijnan Rej
A recent lecture by the head of Australia’s internal security raises interesting questions around responses to catastrophic risks.

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua
October 09, 2020

Pacific Islands Forum Presses for Human Rights Mission to West Papua

By Joshua Mcdonald
Protests continue in West Papua as the Pacific Islands Forum seeks access to assess the human rights situation.
Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism
October 06, 2020

Fiji’s Bainimarama Makes Pacific Plea for Multilateralism

By Grant Wyeth
From COVID-19 to climate change, the most pressing global issues – and those of most concern to Pacific states – are best served by collective action.

UN Raises Human Rights Concerns Over Proposed Mine in PNG
October 05, 2020

UN Raises Human Rights Concerns Over Proposed Mine in PNG

By Joshua Mcdonald
Papua New Guinea has a troubling history of foreign mining companies destroying the ecosystem locals depend on. 

Australia and South Korea Can and Must Deepen Defense Industry Cooperation
October 02, 2020

Australia and South Korea Can and Must Deepen Defense Industry Cooperation

By Tom Corben
A foundation is being already laid for enhanced collaboration on shared supply chain and R&D challenges.

New Caledonia Again Ponders Independence From France
September 30, 2020

New Caledonia Again Ponders Independence From France

By Joshua Mcdonald
A second independence referendum, of a possible three, is scheduled for October 4.
Bougainville Elects Ishmael Toroama President, Eyes Set on Independence
September 28, 2020

Bougainville Elects Ishmael Toroama President, Eyes Set on Independence

By Grant Wyeth
An autonomous region in Papua New Guinea, Bougainville is aiming for independence and elected a president who shares that ambition.

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