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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.”

Court Lifts Secrecy in Alleged Australian Espionage Trial
October 06, 2021

Court Lifts Secrecy in Alleged Australian Espionage Trial

By Rod McGuirk
An Australian spy’s lawyer stands accused of conspiring with his client to communicate information to East Timor about an espionage operation.
Indonesia, Australia Urge Taliban to Respect Rights of Women
September 09, 2021

Indonesia, Australia Urge Taliban to Respect Rights of Women

By Niniek Karmini
"Indonesia has a significant role to play as a Muslim country with a strong voice on these issues," Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said.

To Achieve Women’s Safety, Australia Must Confront Male Violence
September 08, 2021

To Achieve Women’s Safety, Australia Must Confront Male Violence

By Grant Wyeth
The Australian government held a worthwhile national summit on women’s safety, but the approach is indirect in tacking the core problem: male violence.

Australia Seeks to Boost Independent Space Capabilities
September 03, 2021

Australia Seeks to Boost Independent Space Capabilities

By Paula Alvarez-Couceiro
Developing individual space capabilities is expensive but critical for countries like Australia.

To Compete With Beijing, the Quad Must Remain Pro-Asia, Not Anti-China
August 28, 2021

To Compete With Beijing, the Quad Must Remain Pro-Asia, Not Anti-China

By Zachary Durkee
Countries across Southeast Asia do not wish to be pushed into choosing sides when their economic futures depend on maintaining positive ties with China and the United States.

The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise 
August 27, 2021

The Quad Conducts Malabar Naval Exercise 

By Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Australia is back for the second year in a row, underscoring the Quad’s deepening commitment to cooperation in the Indo-Pacific.
How Australia’s Family Courts Are Failing Children
August 11, 2021

How Australia’s Family Courts Are Failing Children

By Grant Wyeth
A recent study peels back the veil on Australia’s family courts.

Australian Government Agrees to Implement Magnitsky-like Laws
August 05, 2021

Australian Government Agrees to Implement Magnitsky-like Laws

By Philip Citowicki
The reforms will enable the imposition of targeted financial sanctions and travel bans on individuals for a broad litany of violations.

In Exporting Problems, Australia Risks Damaging Ties With New Zealand
July 28, 2021

In Exporting Problems, Australia Risks Damaging Ties With New Zealand

By Grant Wyeth
With deportations, Australia is demonstrating a knee-jerk self-interest, divorced from the wider realities of the Australia-New Zealand relationship. 

Can Australian Rules Football Rule Australia?
July 19, 2021

Can Australian Rules Football Rule Australia?

By Grant Wyeth
One distinct regional difference within Australia is in preference for sporting codes, but the Australian Football League brushes off its most devoted locales to chase rugby-dominated markets.
COVID-19 and Fortress Australia
July 06, 2021

COVID-19 and Fortress Australia

By Grant Wyeth
The value of being inside Australia may have risen during the pandemic, but the value of being an Australian citizen has clearly decreased. 

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