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What Taiwan really wants
Originally published in The New York Times.
Telstra’s Digicel Pacific challenge
The deal with the government insulates the telco from financial risk. But accepting the role of Australia’s lead business ambassador in the region makes it no set-and-forget…
Far more than just the money, Digicel is a very big deal
 Originally published in The Australian. By Jonathan Pryke and Mihai Sora. Jonathan Pryke
International rules make U.S.-China conflict more likely
Cross-border principles governing conduct only exist if they are accepted by states. Originally published in Nikkei Asia Review Ben Scott
Why Australia needs a security rebalance
The pandemic has blown up any idea that we can easily spot the future threats to Australia. So how do we prioritise our finite security resources? Originally published in the…
PNG is back on the brink of a delta variant disaster
Complacency and vaccine hesitancy at all levels of society have left PNG wide open to delta infection. The country needs outside help – and very quickly. Originally published in…
Australia is Making a Risky Bet on the U.S.
Australia has thrust itself into a central role in America’s rivalry with China. Originally published in The New York Times.
What a new defence pact reveals about America
A deal between the United States, Britain, and Australia serves as a rebuttal of the argument that Washington is in retreat. First published in The Atlantic.
AUKUS must walk and chew gum at the same time
Originally published in The Canberra Times.