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Rise of the Minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia Trilateral
September 17, 2020

Rise of the Minilaterals: Examining the India-France-Australia Trilateral

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
The India-France-Australia trilateral is only the latest of the many minilaterals that are taking shape in the Indo-Pacific region.

Australia Enters First Recession Since 1991
September 14, 2020

Australia Enters First Recession Since 1991

By Joshua Mcdonald
After almost three decades of uninterrupted economic growth, Australia’s luck has run out thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
China Has Built a Massive Global Database for Hybrid Warfare, International Media Reports
September 14, 2020

China Has Built a Massive Global Database for Hybrid Warfare, International Media Reports

By Abhijnan Rej
The revelations that Chinese tech firm Zhenhua has built a database of 2.4 million individuals for intelligence operations are significant though unsurprising.

The Resilient Supply Chain Initiative: Reshaping Economics Through Geopolitics
September 10, 2020

The Resilient Supply Chain Initiative: Reshaping Economics Through Geopolitics

By Amitendu Palit
A recent proposal by Australia, India, and Japan could potentially refashion supply chains in the Indo-Pacific.

How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute
September 09, 2020

How China and Taiwan Became ‘Pawns’ in Solomon Islands’ Internal Dispute

By Grant Wyeth
The question of recognizing China vs. Taiwan has been weaponized in a long-standing dispute between Malaita and the central Solomon Islands government.

As Australia Recognizes a China Problem Its Civil Society Joins the Fight
September 09, 2020

As Australia Recognizes a China Problem Its Civil Society Joins the Fight

By Abhijnan Rej
A recent report suggests the country’s security services are cracking down on Chinese interference operations.

America Is Betting Big on the Second Island Chain
September 05, 2020

America Is Betting Big on the Second Island Chain

By Derek Grossman
Defense Secretary Esper's recent visits to Palau and Guam highlight the importance of the Second Island Chain to U.S. interests -- and China's growing influence there.
Despite Pandemic and Border Closures, Drug Smugglers Try to Reach Australian Shores
September 04, 2020

Despite Pandemic and Border Closures, Drug Smugglers Try to Reach Australian Shores

By Joshua Mcdonald
COVID-19 has seen drug prices jump even higher, making Australia a lucrative market if smugglers can reach it.

How China Strengthens the Quad
September 04, 2020

How China Strengthens the Quad

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Chinese belligerence further strengthens the motivation for Australia, India, Japan, and the United States to keep the Quad together.

Are the US and India on the Same Page When It Comes to the Quad?
September 02, 2020

Are the US and India on the Same Page When It Comes to the Quad?

By Abhijnan Rej
Recent conflicting statements by the Indian foreign minister and a U.S. deputy secretary of state provide little clarity about common future perceptions of the grouping.

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency
August 31, 2020

New Australian Foreign Policy Legislation Stresses Consistency

By Grant Wyeth
Canberra is set to introduce legislation giving the federal government a veto over state and territory deals with foreign governments. 
Australia’s Aged Care Facilities Have Failed Amid the Pandemic
August 29, 2020

Australia’s Aged Care Facilities Have Failed Amid the Pandemic

By Joshua Mcdonald
As recent testimonies to a royal commission demonstrate, the Australian government has poorly managed the pandemic in aged care facilities.

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