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In Depth: Asia Pacific and Tony Abbott

31 Oct 2014

Abbott Agonistes: Year One for Australia’s Prime Minister

No one expected Tony Abbott to be a Reagan-style fiscal hawk, but conservatives hoped he would at least clean up the mess left by previous governments. One year in, he has yet to make good.
19 Nov 2014

China: Socialist, Democratic, Harmonious by 2050?

Rather than uncritically praise President Xi's vision for China's distant democratic future, Australia's Prime Minister Abbott might have also challenged him on China's authoritarian present.