The Australian Climate Change Paradox, Unpacked
Australia is uniquely vulnerable in a warming world. So why have successive governments refused to act?
Indonesia Can’t Quell West Papua’s Growing Independence Movement
Jokowi’s approach to the restive province is fundamentally flawed.
A Nobel for Journalists Is a Direct Challenge to Authoritarians
Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov’s award will make leaders like Duterte and Putin think twice before attacking reporters—but only if democratic governments bolster the free press.
Post-Pandemic Authoritarianism Looms in Indonesia
A crackdown on government critics accompanied coronavirus lockdowns. It hasn’t let up.
Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize Is a Call to Action
The last time a working journalist was honored, it was a German editor as World War II loomed.
AUKUS Is a Short-Term Mess but a Long-Term Win for Australia
The controversial deal puts Canberra on the right side of history.
Is Defending Taiwan Worth the Risk?
Chinese incursions and U.S. training of Taiwanese forces raise the specter of war. Is it a conflict the United States can handle?
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.
Has Joko Widodo’s Power Peaked in Indonesia?
The country’s future hinges on how Jokowi navigates his final years as president.
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.
U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal
The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under.
India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent
The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.
U.S. and China Reach Deal to Block Myanmar’s Junta From U.N.
The informal deal offers common ground with Beijing and a blow to Myanmar’s hopes of legitimacy.