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How does the Pacific fit into the Indo-Pacific? This paper presents a summary of the thoughts of Pacific, New Zealand and Australian speakers on the changing geopolitics of the region during a recent workshop at the ANU.
Australia’s new Pacific policy is set in place, no matter which side wins the May 18 election. On Pacific policy, Labor and Liberal entered the election with a unity ticket that ASPI calls the Pacific pivot. In this report, ASPI examines the origins and aspirations...
This assessment draws on extensive research and 8 months of New Zealand and South Pacific-based discussions on climate change and security with officials from countries across the Pacific, as well as with academics and civil society from across New Zealand and the Pacific region.
This discussion paper examines the relationship between Australia and New Zealand and what this means for cooperation in the Pacific Islands region.
One of Jacinda Ardern’s early prime ministerial tasks was to head off some potentially bad optics in New Zealand’s most important bilateral relationship. After all, she was leading just the sort of government that Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop, had said would be difficult to...
New Zealand's recently released Strategic Defence Policy Statement has some frank language about China's actions in the South China Sea and its wider ambitions, and Beijing isn't happy about it.
This paper proposes a refreshed policy on New Zealand's strategic relationship with the Pacific. The document includes an outline for developing deeper partnerships with Pacific Island countries; adopting the following principles of engagement; understanding, friendship, mutual benefit, collective ambition and sustainability; seeking to bolster the...
This Strategic Insight traces the origins of the ANZUS Treaty, examines its substantive content, and considers whether and how it might apply in the event of a conflict between the United States and North Korea.
On Indo-Pacific matters, the Labour Party-led government, headed by Jacinda Ardern, will no doubt take a lead from Australia’s maritime strategic vision. Its primary focus however, will continue to be on the Asia-Pacific component of the region, particularly the South Pacific.