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Are Australia-Vietnam Relations Set to Reach New Heights in 2022?
January 24, 2022

Are Australia-Vietnam Relations Set to Reach New Heights in 2022?

By Huynh Tam Sang
An opportunity to upgrade the Australia-Vietnam partnership is within reach, but both sides should take concrete steps to realize this goal.

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.
Will Beijing’s Behavior Bring Australia and Canada Closer?
October 11, 2021

Will Beijing’s Behavior Bring Australia and Canada Closer?

By Philip Citowicki and John Blaxland
The two "strategic cousins" could grow closer as a result of their shared frictions with an increasingly assertive China.

AUKUS, Australia, and the Importance of Trust in Foreign Policy
October 07, 2021

AUKUS, Australia, and the Importance of Trust in Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
Former Australian Prime Minister Turnbull put it well: “If we want to have influence in our region we must be trusted. Our word must be our bond.”

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.

Australia, Indonesia Agree to Ramp up Defense Relationship
September 10, 2021

Australia, Indonesia Agree to Ramp up Defense Relationship

By Sebastian Strangio
The two nations could soon hold joint military exercises on Australian soil for the first time.

Australian Government Inquiry Calls for Fresh Support for Foreign Policy Research
August 17, 2021

Australian Government Inquiry Calls for Fresh Support for Foreign Policy Research

By Philip Citowicki
A Senate Committee has highlighted the need for Australia's funding of foreign policy research to keep pace with the region's shifting strategic climate.
Australian Parliamentary Committee Urges Harder Line on Myanmar Junta
June 25, 2021

Australian Parliamentary Committee Urges Harder Line on Myanmar Junta

By Sebastian Strangio
The cross-party committee called for the government to consider harsher sanctions, and a pathway to residency for Myanmar citizens in Australia.

The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics
December 01, 2020

The Costs of Australia’s Climate Politics

By Matt McDonald
Despite the reality of the threat posed by climate change, Australia is a significant part of the failure to adequately address it. That has growing diplomatic costs.

Australia Announces New Injection of Pacific COVID-19 Vaccine Aid
November 02, 2020

Australia Announces New Injection of Pacific COVID-19 Vaccine Aid

By Sebastian Strangio
Canberra's funding commitments are beginning to catch up to its concerns about China's growing influence in its neighborhood.

China, Climate Change, and COVID-19: An Interview With Kevin Rudd
August 05, 2020

China, Climate Change, and COVID-19: An Interview With Kevin Rudd

By Jongsoo Lee
The former Australian prime minister discusses the challenges facing the Indo-Pacific, including the many facets of China’s rise.
Australia to Re-engage With International Institutions
June 18, 2020

Australia to Re-engage With International Institutions

By Joshua Mcdonald
Despite distrust among the general public of “globalism” and international institutions, Canberra affirmed its commitment to multilateral diplomacy.

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