Australia

Fourty years of ASIO's unclassified history

Dr John Blaxland takes us through 40 years of Australian spy history, from KGB moles in ASIO to political activism in the 60s to the sophistication of espionage.

The King of Jordan visits Australia on RN Drive

In the midst of a messy day in Parliament, the Prime Minister took some time out to play host to royalty.

A global role smashed by US voters

Now we know. For 20 years Australians have been happy to assume that America had the strength and resolve to remain the world's leading power. In particular, our leaders have assured us that we can rely on America's power and judgment to manage China's rise, to keep Asia stable and Australia safe. But now we know that America is not the country we thought it was.

What will President Trump do for Australia and ANZUS?

What direction is ANZUS likely to take under President Trump? Tom Switzer is a Senior Research Fellow at the US Studies Centre and a presenter on Radio National. Peter Dean is the Acting Head of the Strategic Studies Defence Centre at ANU and the author of the new book Australia's American Alliance.

Trump or Clinton: How will the US Election affect Australia?

Tim Shaw speaks to Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at the ANU, about this week's US election and the implications for Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Election proves US is the home of the crazy and brave

Australia will face significant change and challenges over the next four years, regardless if US voters elect Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton president.

Jakarta bid queried

Indonesia's Defence Minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has urged Australia to rebuke Pacific states, in particular Solomon Islands, for raising Papua in global fora.

Jakarta pressures Julie Bishop on Papua

Indonesia has asked Australia to caution its Pacific Island neighbours against interfering in the West Papua issue and to urge them to withdraw support for West Papuan membership of the Melanesian Spearhead Group, warning that the issue could pose a “stumbling block” to closer ­bilateral ties.

Australia and Indonesia consider joint patrols in South China Sea

Indonesia’s defence minister Ryamizard Ryacudu has raised the prospect of joint patrols during an annual meeting last week with Ms Bishop and Marise Payne, Australia’s defence minister. It comes as Mr Widodo prepares to address Australia’s parliament next week on his first state visit to the country.

Politics and statecraft shape future of Australia-Singapore ties

Ties between Australia and Singapore are founded on a firm bedrock of convergent strategic interests, based on Australia's assessment of threats through and from the South-east Asian archipelago.

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