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It’s Time for Australia to Take a Fresh Look at Indonesia
June 06, 2022

It’s Time for Australia to Take a Fresh Look at Indonesia

By Ross Taylor
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese's trip to Jakarta is a good opportunity for Canberra to reset relations with its largest Southeast Asian neighbor.
China and Australia’s Dueling Pacific Tours Make Final Stops
June 03, 2022

China and Australia’s Dueling Pacific Tours Make Final Stops

By Gantry Meilana and Nick Perry
The foreign ministers of Australia and China were both making their final stops Friday on what has become an island-hopping diplomatic duel in the South Pacific.

Australian Prime Minister Albanese Confirms Trip to Indonesia Next Week
May 31, 2022

Australian Prime Minister Albanese Confirms Trip to Indonesia Next Week

By Sebastian Strangio
The trip will be the first by an Australian leader since Scott Morrison attended President Joko Widodo's inauguration in late 2019.

What Labor’s Victory Means for Australia’s Engagement With Southeast Asia
May 23, 2022

What Labor’s Victory Means for Australia’s Engagement With Southeast Asia

By Sebastian Strangio
The Albanese government is in a good position to craft a more productive, less alienating approach toward a crucial region.

Country and the Blue Pacific: A Necessary Readjustment of Australian Foreign Policy
May 02, 2022

Country and the Blue Pacific: A Necessary Readjustment of Australian Foreign Policy

By Grant Wyeth
There is opportunity for First Nations peoples to play a far greater role in Australia’s foreign policy.
The Hitch in Australia’s Grand Plans With India
April 06, 2022

The Hitch in Australia’s Grand Plans With India

By Hugh Piper
Australia has strategic reasons to pursue closer ties, but ignoring India’s human rights issues comes with a cost.

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.

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