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Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: Ambiguous Allies?

In this Centre of Gravity paper, Dr Joanne Wallis, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, and Dr Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies in th

Is the time right for Australia and Japan to become formal allies?

Should Australia and Japan sign a defence treaty to challenge China’s military rise? Luke Courtois argues that such a move would send a very poor signal to China, destabilising an already tense Asia-Pacific region.

Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Time for an Indo-Australis?

The Indo-Pacific is slowly replacing the Asia-Pacific as the dominant security and economic concept in our region. Natalie Sambhi writes that the complex challenges of this vast region should be approached bit by bit, and Australia, India and Indonesia could start by strengthening trilateral cooperation in the region’s southwest sector, the “Indo-Australis”.

Green Turtle Dreaming

In her new chapter for a book on the Australia-Indonesia relationship, Professor Emerita Virginia Hooker chronicles the stories of women bridging cultures.

Reflections of a Frustrated Nuclear Disarmer - Dinner Keynote Address

"Working for nuclear disarmament, not just in North Korea but worldwide, may be just about the most important thing anyone concerned for the future of our common humanity could be doing."

Keynote Address by Frances Adamson, Secretary, DFAT at Australia-Korea Policy Roundtable

"When the policy roundtable was first mooted ... the North Korean question was, without doubt, one of the most significant foreign policy issues the world faced."

Korean Peninsula in Crisis: What can Australia do?

The Korean flashpoint stands at a potentially dangerous tipping point. The chances of conflict here are the greatest they have been since the Korean War of 1950-53, with respected experts putting them as high as 50 percent. Yet the recent Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea appears to have created a potential diplomatic opening in this deepening crisis.

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

Envisioning Australia in Asia without America may be a controversial thesis to some, but for Hugh White in his latest Quarterly Essay, it is common-sense.

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the north

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the North

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