Oceania Archive


David and Goliath: A Small Island Nation’s Quest for Global Nuclear Disarmament

Gone is the era of nuclear paranoia. No longer does the US government...
The town of Wyndham in Western Australia. After Oombulgari was demolished in 2011 many residents were pushed into nearby Wyndham, which lacks the resources to support a larger Indigenous population. Photo by Djambalawa, CC by 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons

Undermining Paternalism: UNDRIP and Aboriginal Rights in Australia

According to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, the “choice” of indigenous Australians to maintain a...
Destroyed housing, Port Vila (1)

Adopt a Disaster: Shock, Empathy, and International Responses to Natural Disasters

On March 13, 2015, Cyclone Pam, a Category 5 storm, battered the small...
The Stage of the Eurovision 2015 Arena, the music extravaganza is one of the most watched programs in the world. "Eurovision 2015 Stage" by Vugar Ibadov CC BY-SA 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Eurovision: When Music Mixes with Politics

The Eurovision Song Contest is a pan-European international song competition where each nation...
The island nation of Nauru is threatened by extinction within a generation. "Evening Reflections - Nauru" by Hadi Zaher. CC BY 2.0, accessed via Wikimedia Commons.

Washed Away: The Threat of Global Warming

In the next 30-50 years, comfortably within the span of the current generation, rising tides...
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

Creating Community: Prime Minister Kevin Rudd

Can you please briefly discuss the state of geopolitics and international relations in...
ukrainian crisis

Implications of the Ukrainian Crisis for the Asia Pacific

This is a guest post authored by Himanil Raina, a student at the NALSAR...


Stop the Boats

The Australian minister for Immigration, Scott...

We Are Not Sorry

Australia’s new Prime Minister has bungled his first foreign policy incident

A Sunburnt Country’s Submarines

A Sunburnt Country’s Submarines

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