Australia, New Zealand & Pacific

The Australia Chair and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative provide high-level policy focus on Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Island countries.


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A New Era in Fijian Politics

With the election of Sitiveni Rabuka as prime minister, Fiji is now navigating a new chapter in its complex, and often rancorous, political history. 

Commentary by Patricia O’Brien — February 7, 2023

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ITAR Should End for Australia

Commentary by James Carouso , Thomas Schieffer , Jeffrey Bleich , John Berry , and Arthur Culvahouse — December 7, 2022

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Gregory B. Poling
Senior Fellow and Director, Southeast Asia Program and Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative
John Schaus
Senior Fellow, International Security Program