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Chinese students pose for family photos after graduating from Sydney University on Oct. 12, 2017.

Who Needs a Coronavirus Quarantine When You Can Party in Thailand?

Australian universities are so dependent on money from Chinese students that they’re helping them circumvent travel bans and quarantines. The United States shows a better way.

Activists rally for climate action at Sydney Town Hall

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Australia’s climate denialist media, a pro-independence mandate in Taiwan, and power-sharing returns to Northern Ireland.

A woman walks past a mural depicting a koala and firefighters in Melbourne, Australia

Australians Are Ready to Break Out of the Cycle of Climate Change Denial

Catastrophic fires make it hard for media to stick to old narratives.

A Great Wall 236 submarine of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy participates in a naval parade in the sea near Qingdao, in eastern China's Shandong province on April 23, 2019.

China’s Reach Tests the Pacific’s Fragile Island Democracies

The United States and Australia must work together to support Pacific states.

Pro-China counterprotesters attempt to disrupt a pro-democracy rally in support of Hong Kong in London’s Trafalgar Square on Aug. 17.

China’s Youth Are Trapped in the Cult of Nationalism

Dreams of liberalization have clashed against the reality of successful propaganda.

A scene from the film Jirga. Lightyear Entertainment

How War Traumatizes the Victims and the Perpetrators

On the podcast: A new film explores the experience of Australian soldiers in Afghanistan.

Messages left by protesters are posted on "the Lennon Wall" during a rally against a controversial extradition bill in Hong Kong on June 16, 2019.

Universities Are Turning a Blind Eye to Chinese Bullies

Mainland thuggery against Hong Kongers is being extended to foreign campuses.

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speak during a press conference at the Parliament of New South Wales in Sydney on Aug. 4.

Pacific Tour Tests New Pentagon Chief

Mark Esper sets out to persuade U.S. allies in Asia that the United States has their back.

Guatemalan migrants use a makeshift raft to cross the Suchiate river from Tecun Uman in Guatemala to Ciudad Hidalgo in Chiapas State, Mexico, on July 22.

Trump’s Attack on Asylum-Seekers Was Made in Australia

The Australian government has spent the past two decades making it harder to claim asylum and detaining legitimate refugees far from its borders. Now Trump is trying to import Canberra’s draconian approach.

Acting Australian Federal Police Commissioner Neil Gaughan speaks to the media in Canberra on June 6.

Australia Is Undermining the Freedom of Its Press

A raid on the national broadcaster is a sign of how the recently reelected conservative government intends to rule.

Political cartoonist Badiucao reveals his face in a self-portrait in April.

China’s Rebel Cartoonist Unmasks

Badiucao's work has brought him praise from critics — and threats from Beijing.

A photograph taken in Melbourne on May 8 shows posters in a butcher's shop for Labor Party candidate Jennifer Yang and Liberal Party candidate Gladys Liu who competed in the May 18 election for the outer Melbourne electorate of Chisholm, where one in five households speak either Mandarin or Cantonese.

Chinese Australians Are Not a Fifth Column

As tensions grow and Beijing seeks closer ties with the Chinese diaspora, Australians are becoming increasingly—and unnecessarily—suspicious of their fellow citizens.

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison (C) shakes hands with Opposition Leader Bill Shorten (L) at a special ecumenical service to mark the start of the parliamentary year at St Paul's Anglican church on Feb. 12 in Canberra, Australia.

Scott Morrison Won Australia’s Election Against All Odds. It Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise.

The Australian Labor Party made the same mistakes that have led to failure for center-left leaders across the globe—and the right is reaping the benefits.

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