foreign policy

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from the ANU.

A hesitant tiger awakens

India’s foreign policy elites are grappling with a wide array of strategic challenges as the power of the country rises, writes Dr David Brewster, PhD ’10.

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

Envisioning Australia in Asia without America may be a controversial thesis to some, but for Hugh White in his latest Quarterly Essay, it is common-sense.

Distinctive Characteristics of American Diplomacy

The central claim of this article is that the United States has conducted a distinctive form of ‘anti-diplomacy’, accepting in practice many diplomatic norms and practices while remaining reluctant

100 Days of Trump: What Should Asia Do?

Once again, Trump has broken the mould. The 100-day mark is traditionally used to assess a new administration’s progress in advancing its policy agenda. With Trump, that’s impossible.

An overdue re-examination of Australia's place in the world

Australia should try to be an active player in finding a solution to territorial stand-offs in the China seas.

Rising Powers and Order Contestation: Disaggregating the Normative from the Representational

Edward Newman and Benjamin Zala, ‘Rising Powers and Order Contestation: Disaggregating the Normative from the Representational’, Third World Quarterly, online, 8 November 2017.

Life after the Bangkok blast

The slaughter of innocent people in Bangkok last week was a shocking event. But its immediate political and social implications are probably limited.

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

Australia must deal now with an inexperienced American leadership inclined to reject expertise. Intelligence chiefs have been removed from the most important decision-making apparatus, the National Security Council, and replaced with ideologues. The potential for grave errors of judgment appears greater than in years.

Risk and imagination in the Trump era

Although the Australia-US alliance is a relationship of longstanding mutual benefit, Canberra now needs to take very seriously the possibility of its ally devising plans that are not well matched to the risks the nation now faces, Greg Raymond writes.

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