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Breaking Down Australia's Defense White Paper 2013
May 07, 2013
Breaking Down Australia's Defense White Paper 2013
Australia has set out to define its military strategy — with China and the U.S. very much in mind. Rory Medcalf from the Lowy Institute gives us his take.
Breaking Down Australia's Defense White Paper 2013
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
April 02, 2013
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
With China’s slowdown, environmental concerns and the cyclical nature of the resource and energy industry, can the boom in the “wild west” endure?
Western Australia’s Energy Boom: Built to Last?
The Interview: New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
February 08, 2013
The Interview: New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
“For the first time in New Zealand’s history, the engine of world economic activity has shifted to our geographic region, the Asia-Pacific.”
The Interview: New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key
Australia's Place in the
November 04, 2012
Australia's Place in the "Asian Century"
Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s government has developed a bold plan for embracing the “Asian Century.” Can words be turned into deeds?
Australia's Place in the "Asian Century"
French Polynesia Battles for Independence
October 10, 2012
French Polynesia Battles for Independence
If President Oscar Manutahi Temaru gets his way, French Polynesia could one day become an independent nation – but at what cost?
French Polynesia Battles for Independence
New Zealand and the Environment: An Economy Fit for the Past?
September 27, 2012
New Zealand and the Environment: An Economy Fit for the Past?
This small country has a proud history of progressive reform. But some worry that the current government is turning back the clock.
New Zealand and the Environment: An Economy Fit for the Past?
Russia's
September 17, 2012
Russia's "Checkbook Diplomacy" in the South Pacific
Moscow is turning to financially vulnerable South Pacific nations to promote its foreign policy agenda thousands of miles away.
Russia's "Checkbook Diplomacy" in the South Pacific
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
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