Kevin Rudd: Australia’s China Policy Requires a ‘Realist Premise’
“China ultimately respects strength and is contemptuous of weakness,” the former Australian prime minister said.
Australia’s Got a Solomon Islands Headache (Again)
China’s expansion into the South Pacific caught Australia and the United States off guard.
How a Pair of Mining Fortunes Will Shape the Australian Election
Two wealthy men with opposing political views are riding a wave of discontent with the major parties.
The ‘Rain Bomb’ That Could Shape the Australian Election
Devastating floods have yet again revealed the country is at the sharp end of climate change.
Why Australia’s Chief Spy Rebuked Its Prime Minister Over China
A successful strategy to counter Beijing’s influence is falling prey to politics.
Novak Djokovic’s Visa Cancellation Is About Politics, Not Health
The Australian government attempts to hide its COVID-19 mismanagement.
In Asia, China’s Long Game Beats America’s Short Game
Beijing’s focus on economic ties will outlast Washington’s on military alliances.
Australia Shows the World What Decoupling From China Looks Like
The bottom line: Beijing’s attempt to bully Canberra has been a spectacular failure.
Australia’s ‘Super’ Pension Funds Can Power Global Democracy
Canberra should start flexing its financial muscle.
Why AUKUS Alarms ASEAN
The bloc is struggling to preserve unity—and can’t decide what to do about the new U.S.-China rivalry.
The Australian Climate Change Paradox, Unpacked
Australia is uniquely vulnerable in a warming world. So why have successive governments refused to act?
AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia
The controversial deal puts Canberra on the right side of history.
Turnbull: AUKUS Subs Deal Is an ‘Own Goal’
“If you double-cross people, there is a price to pay,” said former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull about the controversial deal that jilted France.
Don’t Underestimate the AUKUS Rift With France
Paris doesn’t speak for Europe, but it can disrupt transatlantic ties.
Australia Badly Needs Nuclear Submarines
The country’s maritime scope, and China’s rise, makes the AUKUS deal a no brainer.
The AUKUS Dominoes Are Just Starting to Fall
The world’s newest security partnership is a window into how the world works—and the unpredictable places it’s heading.
Sub Snub Has Paris in a Tizzy Over AUKUS
The French are right to be upset—but only about the money, not the strategy.