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Economic diplomacy: Scoring goals outside the stadium
Economic diplomacy: Scoring goals outside the stadium
Diplomatic football Before Socceroo Mathew Leckie’s remarkable side-step goal to advance the Australian team to the next round of the World Cup, Sports Minister Anika Wells got…
The chips are down for China
Commentary
The chips are down for China
Forget Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Covid or war in Taiwan. A package of US export restrictions is set to kneecap China. Originally published in The Australian.
Will the new US Congress still pay for its Pacific promises?
Will the new US Congress still pay for its Pacific promises?
After more than a week of waiting, the Republican Party finally got over the line to win control of the US House of Representatives. It was somewhat of an expected outcome, even…
Nationalist propaganda at a screen near you
Nationalist propaganda at a screen near you
Every country has its national myths – the beliefs and narratives that serve as the foundation of its national identity. These myths find expression through a nation’s culture. A…
Countdown to Asia’s summit season
Countdown to Asia’s summit season
After two years of Covid-19 hiatus, Asia’s “summit season” is back. This year the G20 meeting of top global economies will also be hosted in Asia, as well as the Association of…
Solutions to the North Korea issue no longer include denuclearisation
Solutions to the North Korea issue no longer include denuclearisation
On 25 October, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol told the National Assembly that North Korea had completed preparations for its seventh nuclear test. While the exact date of…
The real message B‑52s send from northern Australia
The real message B‑52s send from northern Australia
On Monday, ABC’s Four Corners program broke news that the United States is investing in new infrastructure at RAAF Tindal, the air force base just south of Darwin, so that it can…
B-52 bombers only part of a very long Australian story
B-52 bombers only part of a very long Australian story
Onlookers should not be surprised to see growing numbers of nuclear-capable B-52 bomber aircraft in Australia’s airspace and territory. B-52s have been flying over the Northern…
The remote Marshall Islands complicate US Pacific policy
The remote Marshall Islands complicate US Pacific policy
The Marshall Islands, clustered in the vast reaches of the Pacific between Australia and Hawaii, are set to renew an agreement with the United States in a process that carries…
Where the chips fall: in containing China, the US can leave Australia out
Where the chips fall: in containing China, the US can leave Australia out
Earlier this month, Australia’s security ally, the United States, launched a policy of containment towards China, Australia’s largest trading partner and the country that has…