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The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
September 04, 2012
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
With the world’s great powers calling, factionalism is increasingly present among island nations of the Pacific. It could be trouble.
The World's Gaze Turns to the South Pacific
The China Choice: A Bold Vision for U.S.-China Relations
August 17, 2012
The China Choice: A Bold Vision for U.S.-China Relations
Instead of maintaining a dangerous status-quo, Washington should attempt a new approach to avoid a possible deadly strategic rivalry.
The China Choice: A Bold Vision for U.S.-China Relations
Why a U.S.-China 'Grand Bargain' in Asia Would Fail
August 10, 2012
Why a U.S.-China 'Grand Bargain' in Asia Would Fail
A new book argues for a ‘concert of powers’ to enhance stability while conceding to Beijing a ‘sphere of influence’. It would be a mistake.
Why a U.S.-China 'Grand Bargain' in Asia Would Fail
Gillard Looks Ahead with Reshuffle
March 03, 2012
Gillard Looks Ahead with Reshuffle
Fresh from fending off a leadership challenge, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has reshuffled her cabinet. Is it enough to lift Labor’s sagging fortunes?
Gillard Looks Ahead with Reshuffle
February 27, 2012
Politics Gets Personal in Australia
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard may have fended off a leadership challenge from former premier Kevin Rudd. But its done Labor no favors at all in the eyes of the electorate.
Politics Gets Personal in Australia
January 05, 2012
Australia’s Third Way Nonsense
Australia doesn’t have to choose between China and the U.S., Deputy Opposition Leader Julie Bishop tells The Diplomat. And nor is conflict with China inevitable.
Australia’s Third Way Nonsense
To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
December 06, 2011
To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
As the Durban conference on climate change continues, does the debate over a carbon tax in Australia offer any useful lessons for gathered delegates?
To Tax, Or Not to Carbon Tax?
A Cold and Clever U.S. Base Move
November 17, 2011
A Cold and Clever U.S. Base Move
With its military dominance being hollowed out by China, the agreement over access to Australian bases makes sense to the U.S. But what about Canberra?
A Cold and Clever U.S. Base Move
Why Australia Needs Nuclear Subs
November 08, 2011
Why Australia Needs Nuclear Subs
Australia’s government is considering developing the country’s own submarine fleet. It would be better off buying American.
Why Australia Needs Nuclear Subs
Australia’s China Dance
September 28, 2011
Australia’s China Dance
China is now Australia’s largest trading partner. Will Canberra shun its traditional allies in favour of Beijing as a strategic partner?
Australia’s China Dance
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
April 06, 2011
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
Massive flooding, a cyclone, catastrophic earthquakes and a nuclear crisis—there are plenty of lessons for Asia-Pacific leaders to learn.
Asia-Pacific’s Annus Horribilis
Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
January 26, 2011
Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
Former Brazilian President Lula da Silva oversaw a period of growing influence in the Asia-Pacific. Will his successor follow suit?
Brazil’s Canny Asia Game
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
December 10, 2010
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
Every year, Japanese whaling provokes international outrage, resulting in huge damage to the country’s image. So why does it keep doing it?
Why Japan Keeps Whaling
Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity
November 05, 2010
Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity
The Pacific islands are becoming a key factor for nations with strategic interests in Asia. Australia needs to step up its game.
Australia’s Pacific Ambiguity
Australia Leadership Battle On
September 27, 2010
Australia Leadership Battle On
With an extended office stay for Prime Minister Gillard uncertain, willpower may end up determining long-term leadership of the nation.
Australia Leadership Battle On
September 08, 2010
Sun Shines on Gillard…For Now
More than two weeks after election day, Australia finally elects its first female prime minister. But it’s a tough road ahead.
Sun Shines on Gillard…For Now
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