Mercedes Page

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Mercedes Page is a Fellow with the Schmidt Futures International Strategy Forum (Asia). She previously worked for the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, where she held a number of roles. Prior to DFAT, she worked for the Australian Strategic Policy Institute, was a non-resident WSD-Handa Fellow at the Pacific Forum and worked in the Australian defence industry. She is the founder and former CEO of Young Australians in International Affairs.

Mercedes holds a Masters in International Studies and undergraduate degrees from the University of Adelaide.

A neck-and-neck election for the future of the internet
A neck-and-neck election for the future of the internet
As the war in Ukraine goes from bad to worse, Russia may still win a vote to reshape the net as we know it.
A tragedy in Xinjiang, a tragedy for the UN
A tragedy in Xinjiang, a tragedy for the UN
A long-delayed report finding human rights abuses – though damning – is a sign of China’s level of influence at the United Nations.
Unpacking China’s Global Development Initiative
Unpacking China’s Global Development Initiative
Red flags should be flying about Beijing’s latest challenge to the international development agenda.
Multilateralism matters again
Multilateralism matters again
The world’s big challenges – and main priorities for Australia – are best tackled by cooperation.
A required update for the EU-US Trade and Tech Council
A required update for the EU-US Trade and Tech Council
As authoritarian challenges loom, more transatlantic cooperation on technology should be welcome news for Australia.
The mysterious missing UN report on human rights abuses in Xinjiang
The mysterious missing UN report on human rights abuses in Xinjiang
Months of stalling over the release of a long-completed investigation raises suspicions about China’s pressure tactics.
A silver lining to DFAT’s budgetary woes
A silver lining to DFAT’s budgetary woes
A funding boost to diplomacy won’t instantly lift Australia’s influence. Better to think hard on what the country needs.
The hypocrisy of Russia’s push for a new global cybercrime treaty
The hypocrisy of Russia’s push for a new global cybercrime treaty
The same Russia in the middle of invading a neighbour is preaching respect for state sovereignty online.
The election for the future of the internet
The election for the future of the internet
A battle for authoritarian control of the internet is underway at the most important UN body you’ve never heard of.
The Sydney Morning Herald
12 September 2022
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