Pivot to China: Refugee Policy Strains U.S.-Australia Ties

by Gabrielle Dennis The aftermath of President Trump’s first act of diplomacy with Australia has raised concerns of weakening U.S influence in the Asia-Pacific region. Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull discussed foreign policy during a call on Saturday, January 28, that allegedly ended in the Trump unceremoniously hanging up on the foreign leader.[1] The […]

Controversy Continues Regarding Australia’s Treatment of Asylum Seekers

by Gabrielle Dennis Continuing discussion about Syrian refugees has highlighted international concerns about Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers. Australia joined the United States, Canada and many other nations in September 2015, by offering to take refugees displaced by the Syrian Civil War. Prime Minister at the time, Tony Abbott, pledged to take 12,000 refugees affected […]