Articulating Australia’s Interests

The prime minister’s recent speech was not so kind to China, despite reports to the contrary.

Global Shipping Is Collateral Damage in the Coming Trade Wars

Yet the industry has proved highly adaptable in past crises.

A Trade War Heats Up

Checking the pulse of our annual predictions, every two weeks.

The South Pacific: Aligned Against China

Australia is the region’s major power, but now there are signs of life from New Zealand.

Australia Defends Its Turf Against China

Islands mostly forgotten since World War II are the subject of intense competition once again.

Australia Weighs Its Relationships With the US, China

For Australia, the dilemma ultimately comes down to the fact that its key security partner is at odds with its top economic partner.

2017 Forecast: Year-end Report Card

Dec. 21, 2017 It’s time to look back on how we fared this year.

The World in 2018

Dec. 15, 2017 The dysfunction that will characterize the year has a decade’s worth of momentum behind it.

Containing China on the Open Seas

Nov. 2, 2017 A defense cooperation initiative between Australia, India, Japan and the U.S. is being resurrected, this time on firmer grounds.

Midway: The Battle That Almost Lost the War

June 7, 2017 Japan’s defeat at Midway was a freak, and that freak created the world we live in.

The US Is Not Abandoning Asia

Feb 13, 2017 A look at US military and investment positions in the Asia-Pacific region.