2013 issues to keep an eye on
With the likely change of government in Australia next year, we’ll see a different policy approach to Oceania. The Australian opposition has voiced concern that the current government does not pay sufficient attention to the Pacific Islands but a minister for the Pacific Islands could be appointed.
State of the nations:
We might see a strengthening of cooperation within the Australia-US alliance and therefore a speeding up of the deployment of [US] Marines to the…