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Australia’s Reluctant Climate Change Diplomacy
September 24, 2021

Australia’s Reluctant Climate Change Diplomacy

By Philip Citowicki
Climate change will shape Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s international program, and his political future
The AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal: Unanswered Questions for Australia
September 22, 2021

The AUKUS Nuclear Submarine Deal: Unanswered Questions for Australia

By Michael Clarke
From specific details of the submarines to the larger implications for Australia’s military and regional strategy, there are lots of question marks.

Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?
September 22, 2021

Why Provide Nuclear Submarines to Australia, But Not South Korea or Japan?

By A. B. Abrams
Australia’s strategic location makes its deployment of SSNs a much greater asset to broader Western interests than if other U.S. allies did the same.

Australia Soured a Valuable Naval Partner in France
September 21, 2021

Australia Soured a Valuable Naval Partner in France

By Jacob Benjamin
Up until September 15, French-Australian naval relations were burgeoning. Now that once-promising future is in doubt.

France Seeks European Support After AUKUS Submarine Deal Surprise
September 21, 2021

France Seeks European Support After AUKUS Submarine Deal Surprise

By Angela Charlton
“It’s not just a Franco-Australian affair, but a rupture of trust in alliances,” France’s foreign minister declared.
AUKUS Without Us: New Zealand’s Responses to a New Indo-Pacific Alliance
September 19, 2021

AUKUS Without Us: New Zealand’s Responses to a New Indo-Pacific Alliance

By Marc Lanteigne
What does the Australia-U.K.-U.S. alliance mean for New Zealand?

The Strategic Symbolism of Australia’s Nuclear Subs
September 17, 2021

The Strategic Symbolism of Australia’s Nuclear Subs

By Jacob Parakilas
Australia’s announcement that it will be building nuclear-powered submarines with American and British help will take years to pay military dividends, but the strategic impacts start immediately.
Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests
September 16, 2021

Australia-India 2+2 Dialogue: Converging Interests

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
New Delhi and Canberra have had to bear the brunt of increasingly belligerent Chinese behavior in the Indo-Pacific, pushing their bilateral relationship to new heights.

Australia Dumps French Submarine Deal for US Nuclear Fleet
September 16, 2021

Australia Dumps French Submarine Deal for US Nuclear Fleet

By Rod McGuirk
The move prompted a French official to describe the Australian choice as "a stab in the back."

Samoa’s First Female-Led Government Sits, But Opposition Barred
September 15, 2021

Samoa’s First Female-Led Government Sits, But Opposition Barred

By Grant Wyeth
Given the HRPP’s refusal to accept the April election results, the Samoan speaker refused the party’s MPs entry to parliament. 

Australia-South Korea Partnership: Beyond 2+2
September 13, 2021

Australia-South Korea Partnership: Beyond 2+2

By Theo Mendez and Jay Song
There’s no doubt the two are allies, but the cost of shallow bilateralism will have lasting effects on people-to-people exchanges.
How 9/11 Changed New Zealand’s Foreign Policy
September 10, 2021

How 9/11 Changed New Zealand’s Foreign Policy

By Geoffrey Miller
The impact of the tragedy changed the course of U.S. foreign policy. It changed the trajectory of New Zealand’s foreign policy, too.

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