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Twilight of the Kims?
The North Korean regime is rehashing an old negotiating script in the hope of extracting concessions from Washington, but the US has other priorities, writes Kent Harrington.
Meet Mr. Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan
Fumio Kishida — Japan’s next Prime Minister — has a bit in common with Scott Morrison. As former ambassador Bruce Miller writes, it will provide a solid basis for a meeting of minds with an increasingly important security and economic partner for Australia.
ANZUS, Australia and Korea
Australia's efforts to forge an alliance with the US were consolidated by a rapid and substantial commitment to the Korean War. But former ambassador Bill Paterson argues the current modest level of engagement on the Korean peninsula is an "opportunity forgone" to build security ties with both the US and Republic of Korea.
Friends in need: realigning the Australia-South Korea partnership
Beyond the rhetoric of close friendship, the Australia-South Korea security relationship is adrift. As Peter K. Lee argues, a recalibration of international outlooks is needed to forge a genuine strategic partnership and realise their shared potential.
Australia and ROK: The untapped strategic opportunity
Australia and the Republic of Korea have made steady and modest steps towards a closer defence and security partnership amid growing regional strategic uncertainty. Lauren Richardson and John Blaxland argue the key to stronger ties lies in greater collaboration in defence industry, science and technology.