Region | Australia

This is where we live: Has Australia been a good neighbour in the Pacific?

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    I was once asked “why should Australians care about what happens in the Pacific? and my response was (or… Read More

A coordinated developmental agenda for the Quad

TEESTA PRAKASH | Aid, or Official Developmental Assistance (ODA), is an integral part of the Asia-Pacific regional architecture, particularly in South East Asia which… Read More

A new era in the Indo-Pacific? Strengthening the regional order in the aftermath of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

DAVID ANDREWS | Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on 24 February, over 3 million Ukrainians have fled their country, another 1.85 million are… Read More

Australia spent billions on jet fighters off the plan. Now, we’re having trouble even flying them

PETER LAYTON | There’s a problem with Australia’s brand new fighter jet—it’s just not that reliable. As a result, it flies about 25… Read More

Australia’s Ukraine policy

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | Australia has committed a significant aid package to Ukraine and applied further sanctions against Russia. Though this European security crisis unfolds… Read More

A disruptive innovation, future-focussed Australian strategic studies

PETER LAYTON | Australian strategic studies cannot keep up with current rates of geostrategic change. Focussing on different analysis methodologies — such as forward-looking,… Read More

Australia’s nuclear submarine surprise

PETER LAYTON | In September 2021, Australia’s Prime Minster startled almost everyone by declaring the replacement submarine for the nation’s COLLINS class boats would… Read More

Art as diplomacy in the Asia-Pacific region

CAITLIN BYRNE  |  An ongoing aim in Australian diplomacy is to deepen the nation’s engagement with the dynamism and diversity of the Asia… Read More

Only a truly national security strategy can forestall disaster

PETER LAYTON | There is much talk of war drums beating, China battles and military deployments to North East Asia. Such… Read More

Australia’s scrapping of Antarctic aerodrome could pave the runway for China

ELIZABETH BUCHANAN | While environmentalists have welcomed the Australian government’s decision to abandon the Davis aerodrome project in Antarctica, China is likely now drafting… Read More

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