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Why Fixing Australia’s Housing Crisis Should Be a National Priority
August 15, 2022

Why Fixing Australia’s Housing Crisis Should Be a National Priority

By Grant Wyeth
Sydney has the second least affordable housing market in the world, and it’s not much better elsewhere in the country.

Australia, China, and the Language of Humiliation
August 12, 2022

Australia, China, and the Language of Humiliation

By Grant Wyeth
When Australia defends mutually beneficial rules – or the status quo in Taiwan – China takes offense. 
US Compacts of Free Association Are Key to Deterring a Taiwan Contingency
August 09, 2022

US Compacts of Free Association Are Key to Deterring a Taiwan Contingency

By Angela Smith
The current COFA renegotiation processes will have a huge impact on peace in the Pacific.

James Curran on Australia’s Changing Perceptions of China
August 09, 2022

James Curran on Australia’s Changing Perceptions of China

By Sebastian Strangio
We are at the end of an era in which the "relationship with Beijing came to be the symbol of a new era in Australia’s outlook on the world."

Australia’s China Strategy Under the Labor Party
August 05, 2022

Australia’s China Strategy Under the Labor Party

By Patricio Giusto
Regardless of the government, Australia’s commitment to the Quad – and concerns about China – are here to stay.

Jacinda Ardern Strikes a Softer Tone on China
August 02, 2022

Jacinda Ardern Strikes a Softer Tone on China

By Geoffrey Miller
Throughout a recent speech, New Zealand’s prime minister was mild with her criticism of China and optimistic about the health and future of the bilateral relationship.

China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations
August 01, 2022

China, US Woo Pacific Island Nations

By Bonnie Girard
The Pacific Islands states have rejected China’s overreach. But are Washington’s efforts any more attractive?
Chinese Company Eyes Solomon Islands Deep-water Port
August 01, 2022

Chinese Company Eyes Solomon Islands Deep-water Port

By Rod McGuirk
A Chinese delegation visited the plantation that covers most of Kolombangar Island in 2019, asking questions about the length of the wharf and depth of the water.

Are Australia and New Zealand Compromising on Democratic Ideals in the Pacific?
July 29, 2022

Are Australia and New Zealand Compromising on Democratic Ideals in the Pacific?

By Grant Wyeth
The best approach to safeguarding democracy in the region is for both countries to demonstrate the prosperity and human flourishing that can flow from good governance.

Pacific Defense Chiefs Meet Against Backdrop of Rising China
July 28, 2022

Pacific Defense Chiefs Meet Against Backdrop of Rising China

By Lolita C. Baldor
Military leaders from 26 nations are participating in a conference hosted in Sydney.

Micronesia’s First COVID-19 Outbreak Balloons, Causing Alarm
July 26, 2022

Micronesia’s First COVID-19 Outbreak Balloons, Causing Alarm

By Nick Perry
Micronesia has logged over 1,000 cases just a week since becoming the final nation in the world with a population of more than 100,000 to experience a COVID outbreak.
How Australia Can Help Sri Lanka
July 21, 2022

How Australia Can Help Sri Lanka

By Grant Wyeth
If the northeast Indian Ocean is of strategic interest to Australia, then the current economic and political crisis in Sri Lanka ought to be a pressing concern for Canberra. 

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