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In Exporting Problems, Australia Risks Damaging Ties With New Zealand
July 28, 2021

In Exporting Problems, Australia Risks Damaging Ties With New Zealand

By Grant Wyeth
With deportations, Australia is demonstrating a knee-jerk self-interest, divorced from the wider realities of the Australia-New Zealand relationship. 

Australia Struggles With Moral Obligation to Aid Afghan Partners
July 23, 2021

Australia Struggles With Moral Obligation to Aid Afghan Partners

By Joshua Mcdonald
Afghan interpreters plead for support from the Australian government as the threat from the Taliban increases.
Connecting the Vertices: Prospects for Australia-Taiwan Relations
July 22, 2021

Connecting the Vertices: Prospects for Australia-Taiwan Relations

By Jung-Ming Chang
As the U.S. tightens ties with both Taiwan and Australia, it's time for Canberra and Taipei to do the same.

New Zealand’s Statement on China’s Cyberattacks: A Shot Across the Bow
July 22, 2021

New Zealand’s Statement on China’s Cyberattacks: A Shot Across the Bow

By Geoffrey Miller
A statement issued by the New Zealand government alleging Chinese state involvement in hacking goes much further than a simple, pro forma endorsement of the views of New Zealand’s allies.

Can Australian Rules Football Rule Australia?
July 19, 2021

Can Australian Rules Football Rule Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
One distinct regional difference within Australia is in preference for sporting codes, but the Australian Football League brushes off its most devoted locales to chase rugby-dominated markets.

Bougainville Inches Closer to Independence
July 19, 2021

Bougainville Inches Closer to Independence

By Joshua Mcdonald
Given the 2019 referendum’s nearly unanimous approval, it will be difficult for Papua New Guinea to deny the region independence.

Jacinda Ardern’s APEC Diplomacy
July 17, 2021

Jacinda Ardern’s APEC Diplomacy

By Geoffrey Miller
The meeting further built the New Zealand prime minister's reputation as a pragmatist and a coalition builder.
Ardern’s Foreign Policy Address Was Pro-US, But Not Necessarily Anti-China
July 15, 2021

Ardern’s Foreign Policy Address Was Pro-US, But Not Necessarily Anti-China

By Geoffrey Miller
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered a keynote speech on foreign policy on Wednesday.

Australia’s Hawke, American Informant
July 12, 2021

Australia’s Hawke, American Informant

By Joshua Mcdonald
The beloved Australian prime minister was a U.S. informant, new research shows.

Australia Denies Interfering in China’s Pacific Vaccine Help
July 06, 2021

Australia Denies Interfering in China’s Pacific Vaccine Help

By Rod McGuirk
A Chinese newspaper had accused Australia of seeking to sabotage the distribution of Chinese vaccines in Papua New Guinea.

COVID-19 and Fortress Australia
July 06, 2021

COVID-19 and Fortress Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The value of being inside Australia may have risen during the pandemic, but the value of being an Australian citizen has clearly decreased. 
China’s Repression Reaches Australian Universities
July 02, 2021

China’s Repression Reaches Australian Universities

By Joshua Mcdonald
A new Human Rights Watch report details Chinese government efforts to surveil and intimidate Chinese students attending Australian universities. 

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