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Preserving Peace as China Rises I
Benjamin Herscovitch
13 March 2014 | FPA9

Inventive foreign policy that can simultaneously reassure the Indo-Pacific’s established powers and accommodate Chinese ambitions is urgently needed. This report proposes three complementary strategies to safeguard stability in the Indo-Pacific: Prolong US leadership; protect the territorial status quo; and pursue a policy of ‘strategic ambiguity’…

Should Australia and New Zealand Open Their Doors to Guest Workers From the Pacific? Costs and Benefits
Helen Hughes
04 September 2006 | PM72

Should Australia and New Zealand depart from their long term immigration policies to provide work places for short term seasonal guest workers from the Pacific. This monograph addresses the costs and benefits of such a policy departure for the guest workers, for Australia and New…

Media & Commentary

The tragedy across the Tasman
Tom Switzer
27 October 2017 | Ideas@TheCentre

The tragedy of New Zealand’s election outcome is not just that a stable and successful nine-year government has lost power, despite scoring more than 8% more votes than the Labour…