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With an Ally Like This, Who Needs Troublemakers?

Tony Abbott and Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

LOS ANGELES — A spat between Indonesia and Australia is not receiving proper attention in our media. This is predictable given American parochialism but, even so, it is causing serious heartburn in some Washington quarters — and genuine grief here on our more Pacific-sensitive West Coast. The problem surfaced with recent evidence of significant Australian … Read more

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The Differing No-Nuke Stance Between Australia and New Zealand

Licorne nuclear test, 1971, French Polynesia

CANBERRA, Australia — Because of the unique destructive capacity and uncontrollable effects of nuclear weapons, the almost indescribable horror associated with their use informed the very first resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in 1946. It has been a recurring theme ever since in blue-ribbon international commissions, Non-Proliferation Treaty review conferences and General Assembly … Read more

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