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The Foreign Minister seems blithely confident about America's willingness to lead in Asia

Bishop's doctrine of denial is no foreign policy future

22 March 2017

Julie Bishop is anxious about Asia. She worries about intensifying economic competition as too many workers in rising economies chase too few consumers elsewhere. And she worries about intensifying...

Australia must be dexterous in its ties with Trump's America

20 February 2017

The most important quality in statecraft is imagination. The capacity to imagine consequences of actions, as well as inaction, and devise a path through what are often a range of unappetising...

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Risk and imagination in the Trump era

17 February 2017

The most important quality in statecraft is imagination. The capacity to imagine consequences of actions, as well as inaction, and devise a path through what are often a range of unappetising...

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The Yemen raid and the ghost of Anwar al-Awlaki

10 February 2017

President Donald Trump has begun forging his own legacy in the ongoing wars on terror. On the same weekend that he signed his executive order temporarily banning travel to the United States from...

Trump Pushes Australia Toward China

9 February 2017

The phone call last week between Mr. Trump and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, in which the president denounced a refugee deal made between the United States and Australia under President Obama,...

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Obama's foreign policy legacy in three quotes

2 February 2017

After the Bush administration, many believed that President Obama would bring stability to the global order with a fusion of eloquent rhetoric, a preference for multilateralism and a cautious...

Trump's Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has compared Beijing's actions in the South China Sea to Russia's annexation of Crimea.

With Donald Trump in the White House, what now for the Asia-Pacific?

23 January 2017

Will Trump slap tariffs on Chinese imports, sparking a trade war between the world’s two largest economies? Will he forge a new great power alignment with Moscow, leaving Beijing out in the...

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Trump's picks: Drain what Swamp?

14 December 2016

Dr Bates Gill is interviewed on CNBC to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet decisions. Dr Gill says that Trump is unable to represent the common man. Watch the full interview Trump...

Between the Lines with Tom Switzer: Interview with Peter Dean- US-Australia security treaty under Donald Trump

8 December 2016

Interview with Peter Dean, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre Director, Australian National University, about the future of the US-Australia security treaty under a Donald Trump presidency. Switzer...

The Pivot, Past And Future

1 December 2016

In November 2009, on his first visit to Asia as president, Barack Obama declared in Japan: “There must be no doubt. As America’s first Pacific president, I promise you that this Pacific nation will...

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