Diplomacy

Five surprises from Lowy’s Global Diplomacy Index
Five surprises from Lowy’s Global Diplomacy Index
One of the Lowy Institute’s flagship research projects is the Global Diplomacy Index – an interactive map that allows users to analyse the strengths and weaknesses of diplomatic…
2024 Global Diplomacy Index
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2024 Global Diplomacy Index
The fifth iteration of our interactive map of the world’s most significant diplomatic networks includes 66 countries or territories in Asia, the G20 and the OECD, visualising how…
Putting “Australia” at the centre of the country’s foreign policy
Putting “Australia” at the centre of the country’s foreign policy
Australians need to update their mental model of who does foreign policy. Yes, the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Department of Defence pursue…
Diplomacy: How to pick those who represent us
Diplomacy: How to pick those who represent us
Every three years, we elect a prime minister to represent us at home and abroad. In the meantime, every now and again the government takes it upon itself to decide who should…
Navigating the strange minilateralverse of madness
Navigating the strange minilateralverse of madness
During a summer break, The Interpreter will feature selected articles each day from throughout the past year. Normal publishing will resume 15 January, 2024. This article first…
Five ideas from Allan Gyngell for a better foreign policy
Five ideas from Allan Gyngell for a better foreign policy
During a summer break, The Interpreter will feature selected articles each day from throughout the past year. Normal publishing will resume 15 January, 2024. This article first…
What roles should sport play in Australia’s image and diplomacy?
What roles should sport play in Australia’s image and diplomacy?
For those with an interest in sports diplomacy and the Indo-Pacific, it is hard to go beyond a recent swathe of mega sports events. In July and August, Australia and New Zealand…
The foreign policy case for the PM to spend more time at home
The foreign policy case for the PM to spend more time at home
Nick Bryant, former BBC correspondent and now Sydney resident, made a case this week against “the dreary parochialism” too often evident in Australian politics – the latest…
China-Australia: Smartening up people-to-people links
China-Australia: Smartening up people-to-people links
This week in Beijing, Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese told China’s President Xi Jinping that “we can all benefit from greater understanding that comes from high-level…
Climate negotiations in a fossil fuel state: What to expect from COP28
Climate negotiations in a fossil fuel state: What to expect from COP28
The time until the next climate change negotiations get underway in December seems deceptively far away, but in fact countries are already gearing up for the 28th Conference…