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Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom
January 07, 2022

Australia, Japan Sign Defense Pact as China Concerns Loom

By Haruka Nuga and Steve McMorran
It’s Japan’s first Reciprocal Access Agreement with any country other than the United States.
Australia’s Far-Right Taps Into COVID-Restriction Frustration
January 03, 2022

Australia’s Far-Right Taps Into COVID-Restriction Frustration

By Joshua Mcdonald
Protesters include the anti-vax wellness community, Christian fundamentalists, and some of Australia’s most extreme far-right organizations.

Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia
January 01, 2022

Australia’s Growing Ties With Northeast Asia

By Grant Wyeth
It is at the intersection of commercial and hard-security interests that Australia’s relationships with Japan and South Korea are finding their increasing health.

Australia’s Independents: The Women Aiming to Shake Up Parliament
December 27, 2021

Australia’s Independents: The Women Aiming to Shake Up Parliament

By Joshua Mcdonald
At least 13 independent female candidates have launched campaigns on similar platforms focused on climate change, corruption, and women’s rights.

Australia’s Independent Candidates Aim to Tap Into Voter Unease
December 21, 2021

Australia’s Independent Candidates Aim to Tap Into Voter Unease

By Grant Wyeth
With an election to be held by May 2022, the pre-election period in Australia is seeing a surge of maneuvering among independents gunning for Liberal seats.
2021 in Asian Geopolitics: A Retrospective
December 18, 2021

2021 in Asian Geopolitics: A Retrospective

By Ankit Panda and Catherine Putz
What were the major developments and events that drove geopolitical trends in Asia in 2021?

The Solomon Islands Crisis Shows America Needs a New Pacific Strategy
December 17, 2021

The Solomon Islands Crisis Shows America Needs a New Pacific Strategy

By Alexander B. Gray and Cleo Paskal
The U.S. has been largely subcontracting its foreign policy for many Pacific Islands to Australia and New Zealand. That needs to change.
Caroline Kennedy Nominated as US Ambassador to Australia
December 16, 2021

Caroline Kennedy Nominated as US Ambassador to Australia

By Philip Citowicki
The appointment comes at an important moment in the relations between the two nations.

New Zealand’s Mixed Messaging on the Beijing Olympic Boycott
December 14, 2021

New Zealand’s Mixed Messaging on the Beijing Olympic Boycott

By Christopher Edward Carroll
New Zealanders and traditional allies alike are looking for a strong stance from the Ardern government.

Challenges for the Australia-South Korea Middle Power Partnership
December 14, 2021

Challenges for the Australia-South Korea Middle Power Partnership

By Wongi Choe
Given their shared values, close economic links, and convergent strategic interests, South Korea and Australia would do well to establish a deeper and more strategic partnership.

Australia’s Birth Rate Falls to All-Time Low
December 13, 2021

Australia’s Birth Rate Falls to All-Time Low

By Grant Wyeth
Australia’s birth rates have been declining since the 1960s with several factors at play, not the least of which is ballooning housing costs.
New Caledonia Referendum: ‘No’ to Independence Amid Low Turnout
December 13, 2021

New Caledonia Referendum: ‘No’ to Independence Amid Low Turnout

By Joshua Mcdonald
Pro-independence groups boycotted the vote, COVID-19 further limited participation in the third referendum on the question of independence from France.

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