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Unfriending Australia: Facebook’s Nuclear Option
February 24, 2021

Unfriending Australia: Facebook’s Nuclear Option

By Conor McLaughlin
How the current standoff between Facebook and the Australian government came about.

Why Pacific Communities Rely on Facebook for Access to News
February 23, 2021

Why Pacific Communities Rely on Facebook for Access to News

By Joshua Mcdonald
Facebook is set to reverse its block of news in Australia, but the interruption highlighted deeper information problems across the Pacific.
Should Australia Also Designate the Proud Boys a Terrorist Organization?
February 18, 2021

Should Australia Also Designate the Proud Boys a Terrorist Organization?

By Grant Wyeth
There has always been a considerable overlap between white supremacy and male supremacy, and male supremacy is a national security threat.

Momentum Builds for an Australian Magnitsky Act
February 17, 2021

Momentum Builds for an Australian Magnitsky Act

By Philip Citowicki
A parliamentary committee recommended that Australia join the U.S., U.K., and others with similar legislation.

Major Australian Media Company Strikes Google News Pay Deal
February 15, 2021

Major Australian Media Company Strikes Google News Pay Deal

By Associated Press
The deal comes as Australia's Parliament considers draft laws to force digital giants to pay for news.

Trouble at the University of the South Pacific
February 12, 2021

Trouble at the University of the South Pacific

By Joshua Mcdonald
Last week, Fiji deported the university's vice chancellor, leading some to suggest relocating its headquarters to Samoa.

China-Australia Slump Continues to Deepen
February 11, 2021

China-Australia Slump Continues to Deepen

By Eleanor Albert
The formal arrest of an Australian citizen by Chinese authorities continues the downward trend in bilateral relations.
How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart
February 10, 2021

How the Pacific Islands Forum Fell Apart

By Cleo Paskal
The decision by Micronesian countries to leave the PIF will have major strategic implications.

Why China’s ‘Island City’ in Papua New Guinea is a Mirage
February 09, 2021

Why China’s ‘Island City’ in Papua New Guinea is a Mirage

By Sebastian Strangio
Australian security analysts can console themselves that the Hong Kong-based firm's plans will never eventuate.

Chinese-Australian Reporter Accused of Sharing State Secrets by Beijing
February 09, 2021

Chinese-Australian Reporter Accused of Sharing State Secrets by Beijing

By Associated Press
Six months after she was first detained, Cheng Lei has been formally arrested.

New Zealand Steps into Australia-China Dispute
February 08, 2021

New Zealand Steps into Australia-China Dispute

By Joshua Mcdonald
Recently, a senior New Zealand minister advised Australia to “show respect” and act more diplomatically toward China. Canberra was not amused.
A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration
February 08, 2021

A Tiff at PIF? Pacific Islands Forum Leadership Change Triggers Frustration

By Grant Wyeth
Within the PIF, leadership has typically rotated between Polynesian, Melanesian, and Micronesian states. Until now, it seems.

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