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The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
May 17, 2017
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
In recognizing Abkhazia and South Ossetia, Nauru drew Russian funds. Can U.S. pressure flip Nauru's choice?
The Sovereign Recognition Game: Has Nauru Overplayed Its Hand?
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
February 11, 2017
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
Uncertainty still lingers over specifics.
US Begins Vetting Asylum Seekers on Papua New Guinea
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
September 29, 2016
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Long motivated by a recognition war with Taiwan, China's latest diplomacy in the region takes on a strategic tone.
What to Make of China in the South Pacific?
Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?
February 03, 2016
Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?
Australia has to find a way to protect its borders without seeing children in its care subjected to repeat sexual abuse.
Australia’s Shame: Child Abuse as a Border Defense Strategy?
Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies
December 04, 2015
Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies
The country’s brutal policies are leaving it increasingly isolated.
Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies
Small Island, Big Business: Nauru's Choice on Migrants
September 15, 2015
Small Island, Big Business: Nauru's Choice on Migrants
Is replacing phosphate with refugees the best solution for Nauru?
Small Island, Big Business: Nauru's Choice on Migrants
Cautions for Australians, Lies for Refugees
April 22, 2015
Cautions for Australians, Lies for Refugees
Australia is pulling out all stops to convince asylum seekers to take the Cambodia option.
Cautions for Australians, Lies for Refugees
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
March 06, 2015
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau conducts mass surveillance of several Pacific states.
New Zealand's Mass Surveillance of Pacific States Exposed
Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy
February 18, 2014
Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy
Years of politicizing the issue have created a serious stain on Australia’s human rights record.
Australia’s Troubling Asylum Seeker Policy
People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
December 10, 2013
People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
People smugglers find business tougher as the Australian government’s crackdown begins to have an impact.
People Smugglers Feel the Pinch
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