Kate Clayton is Research Officer at La Trobe Asia. Her research areas include Australia, China, the Pacific Islands and the United States. Her focus is on security, geopolitics and climate change. Kate is also Chief Operations Officer at Young Australians in International Affairs.
“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.
Young Australians turn from the US towards Asia. And it isn’t Trump
Millennials don’t remember Washington behaving as a great power or helpful ally, so support for the alliance is waning.