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What is COP26 and why does the fate of Earth, and Australia’s prosperity, depend on it?

WESLEY MORGAN | In just over two weeks, more than 100 world leaders will gather in the Scottish industrial city of Glasgow for United Nations… Read More

Chinese warplanes overhead Taiwan (or maybe not)

China’s PLA Air Force’s (PLAAF) latest flights into the Taiwanese Air Defence Identification Zone (ADIZ) have gained people’s attention. The arcane ADIZ… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 6 October

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific countries caught up in ‘Pandora Papers’ revelations Two countries in the Pacific islands region feature in revelations in the ‘Pandora… Read More

Road to COP26: Innovative sources of funding for climate action in the Pacific

NIC MACLELLAN | Global climate negotiations through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) have focussed on targets for mitigation and the need… Read More

Myanmar’s military mindset

ANDREW SELTH  |  Between 1988, when a pro-democracy uprising in Myanmar was crushed by the country’s security forces, and the installation of a quasi-civilian government… Read More

Explainer: What exactly is the Quad and what’s on the agenda for their Washington summit?

IAN HALL | On Friday, the leaders of Australia, India, Japan and the US met in Washington for the first in-person Quad summit. Hosted by… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 22 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Pacific reactions to AUKUS announcement Further to last week’s announcement of a new security relationship between Australia, the USA, and the… Read More

Australia’s wartime seaborne trade: Insights from before

PETER LAYTON  | The cargo, not the ships, should guide Australia’s responses to potential threats against seaborne trade and supply. China’s maritime warfare capabilities become… Read More

Matching strategic and defence policy to the climate challenge

BRENDAN SARGEANT | Australia is experiencing a series of cascading crises. While the most immediate is the Covid-19 pandemic, the global and regional strategic… Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 8 September

TESS NEWTON CAIN | Micronesian leaders remain committed to Forum exit The Micronesian Presidents’ Summit met last week. Their meeting was held online and… Read More

Social media and democracy in the Philippines
COVID-19 and a twin deficit: Early lessons from the Solomon Islands
One region, one family, one report: Activating trade and investment between Australia and the Pacific islands region
The source of Xi Jinping’s extraordinary power

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