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Explaining Australia’s Meek Response to China's Arbitrary Detention of 2 Canadians
January 03, 2019
Explaining Australia’s Meek Response to China's Arbitrary Detention of 2 Canadians
Australia has been slow to respond to these events, instead choosing to remain mostly aloof. Why?
Explaining Australia’s Meek Response to China's Arbitrary Detention of 2 Canadians
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Dog Year
December 26, 2018
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Dog Year
It has been a dog year, indeed, for many.
Winners and Losers From Asia’s Dog Year
Australia’s Israel Embassy Decision and the Convergence of Conservative Identity
December 18, 2018
Australia’s Israel Embassy Decision and the Convergence of Conservative Identity
Australia’s foreign policy may be moving into a phase where it is no longer mostly above partisan politics.
Australia’s Israel Embassy Decision and the Convergence of Conservative Identity
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
December 07, 2018
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
Does the party have the ability to purge its reactionary elements and realign itself as a responsible governing entity?
Australia’s Liberal Party in Disarray
Alan's Boat From China: Episode 4
November 17, 2018
Alan's Boat From China: Episode 4
China’s excited shipyard executives join Alan to dive the Barrier Reef from the boat they’ve built together
Alan's Boat From China: Episode 4
Alan's Boat From China: Episode 3
November 11, 2018
Alan's Boat From China: Episode 3
It’s a (literal) struggle to stay afloat as tensions crank up on board the Passions 3.
Alan's Boat From China: Episode 3
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
November 09, 2018
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
On November 4, New Caledonia said “yes” to France, but the island needs to take a long-term view of its regional engagement.
New Caledonia: Moving Beyond the Independence Debate
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
November 08, 2018
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
A joint base with Australia may tip PNG away from its critical non-aligned balance in the Pacific.
Non-Aligned Amid Great Power Rivalry? The Case of Papua New Guinea
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
November 05, 2018
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Bhutan’s incoming prime minister and foreign minister both hold degrees from Australian universities.
In Bhutan, a Win for Australia's International Education Strategy
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
October 11, 2018
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
Canberra simply doesn’t understand the power and pull of urban spaces in the modern economy.
Why is Australia Trying to Push Migrants Away from Sydney and Melbourne?
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
September 25, 2018
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
What would a permanent Australian naval presence at Lombrum on Manus Island mean for the Pacific?
Australia and Papua New Guinea Close in on Manus Island Base Deal
Why Australia's New Government Won't Change Course on China
September 11, 2018
Why Australia's New Government Won't Change Course on China
The new government isn’t likely to change course on its predecessor's efforts to lower the temperature in Australia-China relations.
Why Australia's New Government Won't Change Course on China
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
September 10, 2018
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
In the Pacific, climate change is an existential threat. Australia’s domestic unease on the issue hinders its foreign policy.
Australia’s Domestic Politics Hamstrings Its Pacific Foreign Policy
Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government
August 31, 2018
Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government
Australia’s revolving door of prime ministers is a symptom of a weakening political system.
Polls and Party Room Infighting Undermine the Australian Government
What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
August 29, 2018
What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
The party’s internal meltdown is rooted in the tensions inherent to its liberal and conservative roots.
What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
August 29, 2018
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
Manus Island would be a strategic outpost for China, astride the western Pacific Ocean.
Are Fears of a Chinese Port Facility on Manus Island Justified?
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