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The Qantas Quandary: Is Taiwan in China?
June 08, 2018
The Qantas Quandary: Is Taiwan in China?
Recently Australia’s Qantas airlines changed the language it uses to refer to Taiwan at Beijing’s request.
The Qantas Quandary: Is Taiwan in China?
Why Was Jack Johnson a Hero to Australian Chinese in the Early 20th Century?
June 07, 2018
Why Was Jack Johnson a Hero to Australian Chinese in the Early 20th Century?
Jack Johnson's 1908 victory -- taking the heavyweight championship in a Sydney bout -- excited Australian Chinese.
Why Was Jack Johnson a Hero to Australian Chinese in the Early 20th Century?
Australia’s Unapologetic Dismissal of Latin America
May 30, 2018
Australia’s Unapologetic Dismissal of Latin America
Canberra is simply not looking east. How wise may this bet prove?
Australia’s Unapologetic Dismissal of Latin America
The Quad, Vietnam, and the Role of Democratic Values
May 25, 2018
The Quad, Vietnam, and the Role of Democratic Values
What is the ‘Democratic Security Diamond’ without concern for its normative basis?
The Quad, Vietnam, and the Role of Democratic Values
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
May 16, 2018
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
A matter of taxes and politics: Can Australia remain attractive and powerful in the Indo-Pacific?
Australia and the Rules of Attraction
What Makes America the Most Powerful State in Asia?
May 07, 2018
What Makes America the Most Powerful State in Asia?
In the Lowy Institute's Asia Power Index, Washington remains on top. But China isn't far behind.
What Makes America the Most Powerful State in Asia?
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
May 04, 2018
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
French President Emmanuel Macron visited Australia this week, the second French leader to do so.
Australia Courts France in the Indo-Pacific
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
May 01, 2018
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
Given Australia's economic interests in Northeast Asia, how does Canberra view the Inter-Korea summit?
Viewing the Inter-Korea Summit from Australia
Australia Tests Cooperative Engagement Capability on Air Warfare Destroyer
April 19, 2018
Australia Tests Cooperative Engagement Capability on Air Warfare Destroyer
Australia’s new guided-missile destroyers successfully tested a new wide-area air defense system this month.
Australia Tests Cooperative Engagement Capability on Air Warfare Destroyer
The Future Frigate: An Opportunity to <em>Not</em> Miss a Trick
April 19, 2018
The Future Frigate: An Opportunity to Not Miss a Trick
Now is the time to sacrifice a few sacred cows in service of the greater good.
The Future Frigate: An Opportunity to Not Miss a Trick
For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific
April 19, 2018
For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific
The United Kingdom has an extensive Pacific legacy, but there’s room and demand for increased engagement and aid.
For Balance, Australia Aims to Draw the UK Back into the Pacific
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
March 22, 2018
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
What does Australia see in the ten member states of ASEAN?
Indo-Pacific 'Nexus': Why Southeast Asia and ASEAN Matter to Australia
Rohingya Crisis Demands Australian Leadership on Human Rights
March 20, 2018
Rohingya Crisis Demands Australian Leadership on Human Rights
Canberra is duty-bound to speak up on human rights, and must review its defense assistance to states that flout international law.
Rohingya Crisis Demands Australian Leadership on Human Rights
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
March 09, 2018
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Duterte’s absence is significant and has broad implications for ASEAN and the region.
Who Cares If Duterte Skips the ASEAN-Australia Summit?
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
March 01, 2018
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
The agreement made at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague settles an old dispute.
Closing the Gap: Agreement Reached on Australia-Timor-Leste Maritime Border
Australia’s Deadliest Warship Completes 1st Ever Replenishment at Sea
February 21, 2018
Australia’s Deadliest Warship Completes 1st Ever Replenishment at Sea
Australia’s latest guided-missile destroyer has just conducted its first ever replenishment at sea.
Australia’s Deadliest Warship Completes 1st Ever Replenishment at Sea
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