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Pacific nations grapple with COVID’s terrible toll and the desperate need for vaccines
Having been protected by geography early in the pandemic, Pacific nations are now battling serious outbreaks and struggling to get their people vaccinated, writes regional expert Patricia A. O'Brien.
Amid concerns over China’s rise, European countries are turning their gaze to Asia. Former diplomat John McCarthy says regional players like Japan and Australia must work with the Europeans to ensure the new Biden Administration gives more policy weight to the region, and especially Southeast Asia.
Reaching Out to Asia
The Australian government is properly focused on managing the domestic effects of Covid-19. But we must also think about a changing external environment.
Sports Diplomacy – a Win for Women in the Indo-Pacific
April 6 is the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, a United Nations initiative to raise awareness of sport as a tool to accomplish the UN’s development objectives.
Renewing Australia’s Commitment to Development in Asia
For the first time in a decade, Australia is conducting a review of its international development policy.