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What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?
August 29, 2018

What Happened to Australia’s Liberal Party?

By Grant Wyeth
The party’s internal meltdown is rooted in the tensions inherent to its liberal and conservative roots.

A Schism Among Australian Conservatives
February 11, 2017

A Schism Among Australian Conservatives

By Grant Wyeth
Cory Bernardi's defection from the Liberal Party is a significant moment in Australian politics.
A New Year Brings New Turmoil for Australia’s Turnbull Government
January 13, 2017

A New Year Brings New Turmoil for Australia’s Turnbull Government

By Edward Cavanough
It has been a particularly inept start to the year for the struggling prime minister.

The Submarine Deal and Australia’s Ties With France
May 04, 2016

The Submarine Deal and Australia’s Ties With France

By Helen Clark
Canberra’s recent decision to buy its subs from France highlights the scope for strategic cooperation.

Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK
April 30, 2016

Australia's Submarine Deal: Why France Won and Why Australia-Japan Ties Will Be OK

By Ankit Panda and Prashanth Parameswaran
The Diplomat's defense editors discuss Australia's recent Collins-class replacement decision.

Vive La France: DCNS to Build Aussie Submarines
April 26, 2016

Vive La France: DCNS to Build Aussie Submarines

By Helen Clark
A long process finally comes to an end.

Is Australia the Key to US Containment of China?
April 12, 2016

Is Australia the Key to US Containment of China?

By Robert O. Freedman
Domestic factors may lead Australia to take a more active role in challenging Chinese assertiveness.
Australia and the Brussels Attack
March 25, 2016

Australia and the Brussels Attack

By Edward Cavanough
In the wake of Brussels, Australians should take solace in the rejection of the politics of fear and division.

Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies
December 04, 2015

Australia’s Controversial Asylum Policies

By Gemima Harvey
The country’s brutal policies are leaving it increasingly isolated.

Australia’s Submarine Debate: Shipyards and Seas
October 13, 2015

Australia’s Submarine Debate: Shipyards and Seas

By Helen Clark
The debate often misses the regional context surrounding Australia’s submarine program.

Trust Vacuum Leaves Australia Struggling to Govern
October 10, 2015

Trust Vacuum Leaves Australia Struggling to Govern

By Max Rashbrooke
In international comparison, Australia still shows some of the best policy performances and governance.
Australia: Change at the Top
September 30, 2015

Australia: Change at the Top

By Helen Clark
In yet another political knifing in Canberra, a very different prime minister takes over.

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