Kate Clayton is a Senior Coordinator (Research & Programs) at La Trobe Asia. Her research areas include Australia, China, the Pacific Islands and the United States. Kate’s focus is on security, geopolitics and climate change.
Pump up the volume: Music diplomacy as soft power
From jazz ambassadors to Eurovision, it’s time Australia employed the persuasive power of pop and beyond.
Building a Quad that lasts to the next generation
Joe Biden won’t decide the future of the Quad. But he and the other engaged leaders can help foster it.
“See it through my lens”: the optics of fashion diplomacy
Sunglasses are a staple in the US President’s diplomatic style but not every leader can share the benefit.
Shore thing: climate change and maritime security intrinsically linked
Rising sea levels in Southeast Asia and the Pacific mean collaboration on maritime order is essential.
Australia and LGBTQI rights
Canberra needs a loud and proud foreign policy on the human rights of gender and sexual minorities.
How can Australia reset relations with China?
Two past PMs offer their perspective on a diplomatic breakdown and how to put the pieces back together.
Washington risks an unsustainable climate policy
Tense talks between the US and China in Alaska Summit showed that collaboration on global challenges is fraught.