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Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
July 03, 2019
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Tokyo’s resumption of commercial whaling operations highlights a consistent point of tension with whale-loving Canberra.
Australia Unhappy About Japan’s Return to Whaling
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
June 26, 2019
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
The new trilateral initiative is an obvious reaction to China’s ambitions, but could still yield important results in the region.
Australia, Japan, US Start Down Their Own Indo-Pacific Road in PNG
Is China the Only Defining Factor in India-Australia Relations?
June 21, 2019
Is China the Only Defining Factor in India-Australia Relations?
As both countries recalibrate their approaches to China, their bilateral relations have taken a back seat.
Is China the Only Defining Factor in India-Australia Relations?
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
June 17, 2019
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
The recent environmental approval does little to settle the controversies over the mine's impact.
The Carmichael Coal Mine: Despite Approval, Uncertainties Abound
Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia
May 31, 2019
Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia
In Asia, Australia has long been viewed as a neighbor, not necessarily a part of the neighborhood.
Moving Into the Neighborhood: Australia’s Soft Power Push in Asia
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
May 29, 2019
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
Finding a position respectful of Honiara that also maintains Canberra’s strategic desires will require a deft touch.
China and Taiwan on the Mind as Australia’s Morrison Heads to the Solomon Islands
Sydney Judge Awards Actor Geoffrey Rush $2 Million in Defamation Case
May 24, 2019
Sydney Judge Awards Actor Geoffrey Rush $2 Million in Defamation Case
The actor sued The Daily Telegraph's publisher and a journalist for defamation in reporting on accusations against Rush.
Sydney Judge Awards Actor Geoffrey Rush $2 Million in Defamation Case
Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavor Visits Vietnam
May 13, 2019
Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavor Visits Vietnam
Two vessels -- HMAS Canberra and HMAS Newcastle -- docked in Cam Ranh Bay last week for a four day visit.
Australia’s Indo-Pacific Endeavor Visits Vietnam
The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
April 19, 2019
The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
With Jokowi likely scoring another term in Indonesia, the bilateral relationship’s direction balances on Australia’s pending polls.
The Evolving Australia-Indonesia Relationship Amid Election Season
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
April 10, 2019
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
The RAA negotiation process sets an important precedent that will inform Japan’s security relationships for years to come.
Slowly Blazing the Trail with the Australia-Japan Reciprocal Access Agreement
With AUSINDEX, Australia and India Team Up
March 30, 2019
With AUSINDEX, Australia and India Team Up
With extensive maritime zones in the Indian Ocean, Australia and India’s strategic interests continue to converge.
With AUSINDEX, Australia and India Team Up
The Islamophobia Epidemic in Australia
March 29, 2019
The Islamophobia Epidemic in Australia
Racism has no place in society and Australian politicians from all sides of politics are making full awareness of this fact.
The Islamophobia Epidemic in Australia
Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Kill 49; 1 Man Charged
March 15, 2019
Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Kill 49; 1 Man Charged
“It is clear that this can now only be described as a terrorist attack,” New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said.
Mass Shootings at New Zealand Mosques Kill 49; 1 Man Charged
The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future
March 04, 2019
The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future
The program’s true success will come when wider Australia society begins to feel a greater affinity with Asia.
The New Colombo Plan and Australia’s Asian Future
If the Global Population Busts, Can Australia Boom with a Proactive Immigration Policy?
February 26, 2019
If the Global Population Busts, Can Australia Boom with a Proactive Immigration Policy?
A declining global population will make the maintenance of Australia’s immigration program the country’s primary strategic asset.
If the Global Population Busts, Can Australia Boom with a Proactive Immigration Policy?
Australia’s Liberal Party Releases National Security Plan Ahead of May Elections
February 21, 2019
Australia’s Liberal Party Releases National Security Plan Ahead of May Elections
The plan broadens the church of national security but it doesn’t provide much clarity.
Australia’s Liberal Party Releases National Security Plan Ahead of May Elections
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