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Cold war in paradise―Labor’s new diplomacy in the Pacific

TIM HARCOURT  |  Did you hear? There’s a cold war in Paradise. China’s geo-strategic thrust into the Pacific caught the Morrison government napping―especially with China’s… Read More


A pre-polling snapshot of Papua New Guinea’s national election: An observer’s insights

TEDDY WINN | Papua New Guineans will go to the polls on 2 July 2022. This will be the tenth time citizens will exercise… Read More

South East Asia snapshot #29

SOVINDA PO | The progress of the 19th Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Asia’s premier defense summit—the Shangri-La… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 22 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Compact talks restart in Marshall Islands After a prolonged hiatus, negotiations between the United States and Marshall Islands on the future… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 15 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  Pacific focus at Shangri-La Dialogue A plethora of defence and security folks congregated in Singapore for the first Shangri-La Dialogue since… Read More

The India-Australia bond and its impact on the Indo-Pacific

PETER LAYTON | For several decades, the relationship between Australia and India seemed limited to Commonwealth, cricket and curry. Today however, geostrategic changes, globalisation… Read More

South East Asia snapshot #28

SOVINDA PO | Manila’s stance toward China after the Philippines election Since the proclamation of his victory in the Philippines election in May… Read More

A flare up in China’s deliberate pattern of aggression

PETER LAYTON | It’s time to be alarmed not just alert. On Sunday, Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles revealed a “very dangerous”… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 June

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |  High level meeting to resolve the Micronesian 5 Impasse A number of Pacific leaders gathered in Fiji this week. They… Read More

China’s grey-zone activities: Concepts and possible responses

PETER LAYTON | In recent years a new term has thrust itself into the military lexicon.  ‘Grey-zone’ has become verbal shorthand for the type… Read More

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