Pacific

The Leaderboard: Marise Payne

Who is she? Marise Payne is an Australian senator and member of Australia’s Liberal Party. She has represented New South Wales in the Australian senate for 19 years, and has served on a variety of joint and Senate committees, including…

A Pacific Arc of Instability?

By Ben Schaare Though the Pacific Islands are envisaged as idyllic paradises insulated from high politics, many are facing internal troubles that could see the region become a new “arc of instability” for Australia, New Zealand, and the United States…