International Relations

South Korean K-Pop band Black Pink performing at a Melbourne stadium.

Arts & Culture

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Opinion

Is K-Pop going K-aput?

The Korean Wave is a global phenomenon, but there’s a dark side to South Korea’s soft-power strategy that we need to talk about

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Politics & Society

The UK’s Indo-Pacific ‘tilt’ is good for Australia and India ties

The UK’s increasing interest in the Indo-Pacific adds another trusted partner to help respond to shared regional security challenges

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Politics & Society

China welcomed Albanese but remains wary of Australia-US relations

The Australian PM’s visit to China was welcomed, but Chinese media remains wary about Australian-US international relations, say University of Melbourne experts

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Politics & Society

India’s leadership at G20 can prove multilateralism isn’t a fading ideal

At G20, Australia can lend its support to India’s agenda to create a more accountable and inclusive international system

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Politics & Society

A breakthrough for justice and peace

A new UN agenda makes transformational international policy within reach and with it goals of peace, security and stability

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Politics & Society

The China divide

What would Australia do if the United States went to war against China? It’s a question that’s been discussed candidly behind closed doors

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Politics & Society

Australia’s shared future with Southeast Asia

Australia’s new government has made Southeast Asia a priority with a focus on the idea of a shared future

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Politics & Society

Making common cause

Amid worsening conflicts and global challenges, members of the United Nations are backing new efforts to revive multilateralism through “Our Common Agenda.”

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Politics & Society

Australia and India partnering up within the Quad

Australia and India are increasingly aligned within the Quad grouping, and their bilateral agreements were a key feature on the sidelines of the Melbourne meeting

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Politics & Society

Why Russia isn’t about to invade Ukraine soon

Russia is unlikely to invade Ukraine because it’s already succeeding – keeping Ukraine unstable and forcing the US to take seriously its security concerns.

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