Australian foreign policy

Labor's foreign policy navigates international disruption

Speaking at Australia 360, Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong chronicled Labor’s foreign policy vision for Asia.

Smaller, but enmeshed: Why Australia needs to make ASEAN an even stronger priority

Australia’s preoccupation with the US-China dynamic in recent years is unsurprising — given its historic relationship with America and the size of economic engagement with China.

The Environment in Australia’s Foreign Policy

Lorraine Elliott, ‘The Environment in Australia’s Foreign Policy’, in Mark Beeson and Shahar Hamerri, eds, Navigating the New International Disorder: Australia in World Affairs 2011–2015,

CSIRO cooperation with Chinese defence contractor should raise questions

The national science agency is in a research partnership with a Chinese state-owned enterprise responsible for the same advanced military technologies Australia’s intelligence community is working hard to guard against.

Different Paths to a Common Goal: Enhancing Canada-Australia Collaboration in Asia

Professor John Blaxland calls for more Canadian- Australian collaboration in Asia

Australia must reshape links with China

Article by Professor Bates Gill & Linda Jakobson features in The Australian saying "a new model of economic engagement is required" for AUS-China economic relations.

Bishop's doctrine of denial is no foreign policy future

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

International Relations and Foreign Policy in the Australian Journal of Political Science: A Review

Published in Australian Journal of Political Science, 50(4) 2015: 627-38.

The time is right for a new foreign policy blueprint

Michael Wesley on Australia's urgent need for a coherent foreign policy narrative.

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