If an interim capability is employed, there’s no consensus regarding what it would look like.
Africa runs the risk, yet again, of being an onlooker while others make policy for the continent.
The US, Australia, Japan and India are keen to show they are not merely reacting to their rivals’ agendas, but are able to offer their own ambitious solutions for the Indo-Pacific.
New Zealand’s geographical distance will be no defence against the consequences of a protracted crisis. So why has there been so little discussion about the threats?
The two countries are on fundamentally different pages when it comes to regional security, and this is going to become more of an issue in the future.
Western democracies need to create a financing program to support the energy transition in the Indo-Pacific — and to achieve both regional security and climate goals.
With the recent AUKUS agreement increasing tensions in the Indo-Pacific region, the time is right for nuclear-free New Zealand to take a lead.
The perception in France of a reversal of strategy is in fact a coherent move for Australia, in line with 200 years of Australian diplomatic tradition – for better or worse.
Fourteen years after the Quad was first conceived, its leaders will meet for the first time face-to-face this week. China will dominate the conversations.
Canada is conspicuously absent from the new security pact signed between the U.S., the U.K. and Australia on China. Is it time for Canada to take a page from the Australian playbook on managing China?
PR exercise, elaborate purchasing agreement or genuine security pact? The new AUKUS agreement raises plenty of questions about why New Zealand missed out.
Out of the last six years in Madagascar, five years have had poor or very bad rainy seasons.
A scholar of global relations says China seems worried about its future. Meanwhile, the US and Europe still treat China as a threat. The clash of world views could be destabilizing.
The Australian government has dropped protections for language programs at a time when universities are announcing plans to end Asian languages courses. That’s a mistake in the Asian Century.
According to the Lowy Institute’s Asia Power Index, the United States has registered the largest fall in relative regional power of any country in the Indo-Pacific during the last year.
With the US exercises in the South China Sea, the security and political environment is treacherous at a moment when China itself feels under siege.
The racial unrest in the US has drawn accusations of hypocrisy and questions on democratic legitimacy from around the globe, world, including those in Indo-Pacific.
In a major speech ahead of the G20, Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to further enhancing Australia’s relationship with China while maintaining its allyship with the United States.
Australia’s challenge is to prove its utility to ASEAN, and vice versa.