The shifting winds of AUSMIN

Each AUSMIN meeting, when the foreign and defence ministers from Australia and their American counterparts get together, generally each year, is marked by a communiqué. These statements signal the matters of mutual agreement and shared …

South Korea’s misogyny problem

During the 2022 South Korean presidential race, conservative candidate Yoon Suk-yeol denied that structural inequality between men and women exists and threatened to abolish the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family. He narrowly won the …

Taking AUSMIN to the third dimension

On 6 December, Foreign Minister Penny Wong and Defence Minister Richard Marles met with their US counterparts, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, for the annual Australia – United States …

The tough security outlook for the Indo-Pacific

Here’s the ‘darkening’ security outlook for the Indo-Pacific for 2023. The US worries, ‘Will China let us have peace?’ Japan finds itself at the security crossroads due to ‘the resurgence of great power competition’. Canada …