Queensland – the Pacific state

When it comes to connections with the Pacific islands region, Queensland is the Australian state that can lead the way. By virtue of geography,… Read More

What does 2021 hold for Australia’s relationship with the United States?

IAN HALL | It is safe to say that the election of Joseph R. Biden Jr. was greeted with great sighs of relief… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 27 January

PNG Police Commissioner’s appointment ruled invalid by the court The National Court in Papua New Guinea has found that David Manning’s 2019 appointment as Commissioner… Read More

China: Tribute where tribute is due

In 2012, Australia’s federal government led by Prime Minister Julia Gillard released a White Paper on “Australia in the Asian Century.” This included a list… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 20 January

Cook Islands bubbles with New Zealand As presaged late last year, travellers from Cook Islands will be able enter New Zealand without having to undergo… Read More

Vaccine diplomacy and Nepal

In the contemporary world, the notion that knowledge belongs to humanity has significantly faltered. Instead, scientific innovations such as Covid-19 vaccines have been a part… Read More

Pacific predictions 2021

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    COVID continues As is the case the world over, the early part of 2021 will see no let up… Read More

Ad hoc arrangements or multiplying multilaterals?

The Macquarie Dictionary recently released its word(s) of the year for 2020: doomscrolling and rona. When it comes to international relations, however, the winning… Read More


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