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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?
Why Did Australia Block Huawei, ZTE From 5G Roll out?
August 28, 2018
Why Did Australia Block Huawei, ZTE From 5G Roll out?
The Diplomat spoke to Bates Gill about the decision and Canberra's relations with Beijing.
Why Did Australia Block Huawei, ZTE From 5G Roll out?
Why Is Peaceful, Prosperous Australia Anxious?
August 17, 2018
Why Is Peaceful, Prosperous Australia Anxious?
As global focus turns increasingly to the Indo-Pacific, it’s no time for Australia to retreat into fearful, baseless timidity.
Why Is Peaceful, Prosperous Australia Anxious?
The Bishop-Ri Meeting: Another Missed Opportunity for Australia
August 16, 2018
The Bishop-Ri Meeting: Another Missed Opportunity for Australia
'Nuclear tunnel vision’ strikes again as Australia misses another opportunity to refresh its North Korea policy.
The Bishop-Ri Meeting: Another Missed Opportunity for Australia
The ‘Benfords’ Debacle: Counterfeit Australian Wine Floods China
August 08, 2018
The ‘Benfords’ Debacle: Counterfeit Australian Wine Floods China
As counterfeit goods proliferate, sales of legitimate Australian wine have decreased in China.
The ‘Benfords’ Debacle: Counterfeit Australian Wine Floods China
Education a Key Field in the Growth of India-Australia Relations
July 25, 2018
Education a Key Field in the Growth of India-Australia Relations
If Australia is serious about enhanced engagement with India, then the education push should go both ways.
Education a Key Field in the Growth of India-Australia Relations
United States, Australia, Japan Achieve War Games First at RIMPAC on Kauai
July 17, 2018
United States, Australia, Japan Achieve War Games First at RIMPAC on Kauai
Australia, the United States, and Japan focus on improving interoperability with sinking exercise.
United States, Australia, Japan Achieve War Games First at RIMPAC on Kauai
Why Australia Needs to Reconcile With Its Role in the Vietnam War
June 28, 2018
Why Australia Needs to Reconcile With Its Role in the Vietnam War
With reconciliation, Australia will be in a much stronger position to achieve its stated foreign policy objectives.
Why Australia Needs to Reconcile With Its Role in the Vietnam War
Australia’s Korea Policy Needs a Reset
June 22, 2018
Australia’s Korea Policy Needs a Reset
Canberra’s reactive approach to the Korean Peninsula is antithetical to its interests and middle power aspirations.
Australia’s Korea Policy Needs a Reset
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?
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