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Keynote Address by Frances Adamson, Secretary, DFAT at Australia-Korea Policy Roundtable

5 April 2018

Transcript of a speech given by Frances Adamson, Secretary of the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, at the opening of the Australia-Korea Policy Roundtable held in...

Gareth Evans

Reflections of a Frustrated Nuclear Disarmer - Dinner Keynote Address

4 April 2018

Transcript of keynote address given by Professor Gareth Evans AC QC, Chancellor of The Australian National University, given at the Australia-Korea Policy Roundtable 2018 dinner held on Mon 26th...

Roundtable organisers

Korean Peninsula in Crisis: What can Australia do?

4 April 2018

The Australian National University, Griffith Asia Institute and Hankuk University of Foreign Studies have collaborated on a program of events in Canberra and Brisbane around the question ‘What should...

Professor Hugh White

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

20 February 2018

America has already lost the contest for primacy in Asia. That iconoclastic statement forms the core argument of Professor Hugh White’s recent Quarterly Essay ‘Without America: Australia in the New...

The Statue of Peace: a young girl that sits on a bench outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Comfort Women: Japan & South Korea’s simmering flashpoint

20 February 2018

The historical issue of “comfort women” is still a simmering source of tension between Japan and South Korea. Dr Lauren Richardson, the new Director of Studies at the Asia-Pacific College of...

Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull January 2018 (Photo: Shinzo Abe/Twitter)

Australia-Japan defence deal: Noteworthy, not newsworthy

23 January 2018

Pity the news subeditor in summertime Australia. It’s January, the days are languid, and even the Trump administration can’t fill the entire World News section. Unsurprisingly, then, some headlines...

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping, and Malcolm Turnbull

Why Turnbull's Asian summit trip was a missed opportunity

17 November 2017

The APEC and East Asia Summit (EAS) meetings, both recently attended by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, are moments of ceremonial certainty amid the wider changes ongoing in the region. What were...

Image: 18th National Congress of the CCP, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Striving for power: Chinese foreign policy in Xi Jinping's 'new era'

13 November 2017

President Xi Jinping has emerged out of last month’s 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party as a new paramount leader of China on a par with Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of...

President Trump and President Xi

Who will be the adult in the room on North Korea?

14 October 2017

Two spoiled, narcissistic, self-deluded bully boys — US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — are playing a game of nuclear weapons ‘chicken’ at the world’s expense. This game...

Image: India-China-Doklam border Flickr/BMN Network

Is a second Sino-Indian border war imminent?

11 August 2017

The Sino-Indian standoff in the Doklam (Donglang in Chinese) region of the Himalayas where the borders of China, India and Bhutan converge is now nearly two months old. The dispute arose in mid-June...

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