PNG and the Pacific

Another round in PNG’s great game

Papua New Guinea’s new prime minister, James Marape, is virtually unknown in Australia. The lazy excuse is that the country’s leadership changes so often it’s… Read More

Australia has voted – what does this mean for the Pacific?

Not content with watching our elections and those of our Pacific island neighbours, I also kept a fairly close eye on the Australian federal elections… Read More

Time to focus on foreign policy for the sake of Australia’s future

Australians face a set of decisions in foreign policy arguably more important to us than any national decisions since the Second World War, writes John… Read More

Australia’s chance to get back in the conversation

Chances are that the people at Free TV were quite relieved to hear that if Senator Penny Wong is Australia’s next foreign minister, she will… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight was marred by yet another man-made tragedy in this part of the world, a terrorist attack that claimed several hundred innocent… Read More

Regional wrap

The last fortnight witnessed a few key developments in the Indo-Pacific region. The most significant one for Australia, was the Morrison government’s announcement of… Read More

Regional wrap

There are certain world events that mark a before and after for how we regard some phenomena. Far-right extremism and mass shootings weren’t on the… Read More

“They are us”: Ardern’s leadership in the face of crisis

“They are us.” The words that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern chose to express her condolences to the victims of last Friday’s Christchurch… Read More

Regional wrap

Intellectual discourse during the last fortnight focused heavily on the events and outcomes of the preceding one; several questions remain unanswered in the aftermath of… Read More

Towards women, peace and security in 2020 and beyond

International Women’s Day 2019 provides the opportunity to reflect on and engage in what has been achieved in the Women, Peace and Security agenda. While… Read More