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2013 issues to keep an eye on

Election repercussions

Oceania [FORECAST]

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:

  1. Defence alignments
    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…



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