Will Australia’s New Defense Minister Play Bad Cop to China?
Peter Dutton stopped the refugee boats. His next job is stopping Beijing’s maritime militia.
Australia Is Under Pressure to Implement Magnitsky-Style Laws
Both Washington and the Australian public want more sanctions on China.
Small Stories in an Age of Giant Monsters
The new Netflix show “Pacific Rim: The Black” finally lives up to the franchise’s internationalist potential.
Quad Summit’s Vaccine Deal Is Biden’s Bold First Move in Asia
It’s a smart step to counter China, but the next ones won’t be as easy.
Friday’s Quad Summit Will Show if It’s Just a Talking Shop
The fledgling Indo-Pacific alliance needs a mission—and its only meaningful one is maritime security.
Getting the Quad Right Is Biden’s Most Important Job
The Quadrilateral Security Dialogue is the best hope for standing up to China.
Why Facebook Is Right to Pull the Plug on Australia
This isn’t about regulating Big Tech. It’s about fleecing foreigners for news that Australians no longer want to pay for.
Facebook vs. Australia: What Happens When Big Tech Comes for the News?
Lisa Davies, the editor of the Sydney Morning Herald, talks to Foreign Policy about Facebook’s decision to block news for its users in Australia.
Australia Is Ground Zero in the Global Battle Against Google
A proposed law would shake the global internet—and put the Biden team’s Silicon Valley friendships to the test.
Why Attempts to Build a New Anti-China Alliance Will Fail
The big strategic game in Asia isn’t military but economic.
Biden’s First Foreign-Policy Crisis Is Already Here
China’s threats against Australia cannot go unanswered by the United States.
The United States Needs More Wine to Stand Up to Chinese Bullying
Strategic economic reserves can allow Washington to bolster smaller countries like Australia.
Cutting Through the Hype on Asia’s New Trade Deal
The RCEP truly is a China-style trade agreement: platitudinous and ineffective.
The Quad’s Malabar Exercises Point the Way to an Asian NATO
India, Japan, Australia, and the United States have a good model if they want to keep the peace without threatening China.
Team Biden Should Start With an Asia Pivot 2.0
U.S. policy to contain China will require a lot more continuity with Trump than Biden’s backers would like to admit.
China Learns the Hard Way That Money Can’t Buy You Love
Few countries have soured more rapidly against China than Australia, as decades of influence-building by Beijing come to naught.