Australia’s Draconian Refugee Policy Comes Home to Roost
The government has gone to great lengths to keep asylum-seekers from its shores. Now it might have to accept some of them after all.
The Quad Is Not Enough
Trump has revived a four-way security dialogue among the United States, India, Australia, and Japan, but if it's going to make China pay attention, it will need some new members.
The World’s First Immigration Economy
Australia’s economy is addicted to immigration, requiring ever-increasing infusions of new people to stave off an inevitable collapse.
The Abuse Scandal Rocking Australia’s Special Operations Forces
How changing military strategy may have led to misconduct.
There’s No Escape From Australia’s Refugee Gulag
One branch of Canberra's notorious offshore detention system has closed. But the men who were imprisoned there are now stranded on a remote Pacific island that doesn't want them.
The U.S. Wants Back in the TPP? Good Luck With That.
Asia is moving on without America when it comes to trade — and could be better off for it.
The Guardians of the Great Barrier Reef
Australia’s scientists are working against time and climate change politics to save their beloved coral reef.
Donald Trump Is Single-Handedly Wrecking the Special Relationship
America has no greater friend than Britain. Or had.
Australia Is Worried About America’s Ability to Lead
The West needs a strong, committed, engaged White House to hedge against China’s inexorable rise.
Finally, the Australian military explained to the rest of us: It’s a sentimental outfit
It is not surprising that a style of warfare characterized by aggression, individual initiative, and a distinctly impertinent attitude towards authority was celebrated.
Hostage Taking Is China’s Small-Claims Court
Everyone in China — including the police — treats kidnapping as just the price of doing business.
Australian Brig. Ryan: Russ Glenn gets our mission command right — but we still have lots of work to do, especially in professional military education
Tom challenged me to reflect on Russ Glenn’s recent article in Parameters, about the theory and application of mission command in the Australian Army.
Is China Pulling the Strings Down Under?
Revelations about Chinese influence have rocked Australian media and politics. Should the U.S. have the same debate?
To Fight Terror, Will Aussies Give Up Their Guns?
After recent attacks, the first national gun amnesty since 1996 encourages people to turn in unregistered weapons.
Listen: Behind Closed Doors, Malcolm Turnbull Roasts Trump
The media ball was supposed to be off record, but audio of the joking prime minister leaked.
Former Intelligence Chief Calls Russia Scandal Bigger Than Watergate
James Clapper Takes Trump to Task on Russia Investigation, Comey firing, and says “the Russians are not our friends.”
It’s Not China, It’s You, India Seems to Tell Spurned Aussies
New Delhi hasn’t forgotten Canberra’s previous flip-flop on regional security, and isn’t ready to let Aussies join three-way naval drills.
Chinese Delegation Blows Up at Anti-Conflict Diamond Meeting to Sideline Taiwan
Sparking a diplomatic row with meeting host country Australia.
Australia Announces Citizenship Exam Will Now Test ‘Values’
‘Australia First’ immigration policies gain steam ahead of Mike Pence’s visit.
Australia Calls All Hands On Deck to Reset Foreign Policy
Yet another longtime U.S. ally struggles to find its place in a suddenly changing world.