Daniel Flitton

Managing Editor, The Interpreter
Areas of expertise

Australian foreign policy and politics; Australia’s intelligence services; international relations in Asia

Daniel Flitton
Biography
Publications
News and media

Daniel Flitton is one of Australia’s most experienced foreign affairs journalists and is now Managing Editor of the Lowy Institute’s international magazine, The Interpreter.

Before joining the Institute, he was diplomatic editor and senior correspondent at The Age in Melbourne and was posted as a political correspondent in the parliament house bureau in Canberra. Daniel previously worked as an analyst for the Office of National Assessments, Australia’s peak intelligence assessment agency. He has held academic positions at the Australian National University and at Deakin University, where he developed a breadth of knowledge on Asia, the Middle East, and the Pacific. As a Fulbright scholar in 2004, he researched the Australia–United States alliance at Georgetown University in Washington DC.

Your Top 10 on The Interpreter in 2023
Your Top 10 on The Interpreter in 2023
The most-read articles across the year as we head for a break. Publishing resumes 15 January.
Albanese’s foreign policy speech: “Boring” sounds just right
Albanese’s foreign policy speech: “Boring” sounds just right
Regular updates about Australia’s position in the world do the public a great service.
India indicted? Unravelling an alleged assassination plot in America
India indicted? Unravelling an alleged assassination plot in America
Legal documents can send a diplomatic message. But the questions raised might lead to unexpected turns.
A delicate dance: latest India allegations test the rules
A delicate dance: latest India allegations test the rules
How far can “strategic trust” be stretched?
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
Instead of tall poppy syndrome, ask about effectiveness.
Australia’s next challenge for Indigenous foreign policy
Australia’s next challenge for Indigenous foreign policy
The defeat of the Voice referendum may be a chance to tell a broader story about the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Israel-Hamas conflict: Key questions for a “long and difficult war”
Israel-Hamas conflict: Key questions for a “long and difficult war”
The latest fighting is quickly being incorporated by other nations to advance their own goals.
How Australia features in Trump’s crosshairs
How Australia features in Trump’s crosshairs
Another Trumpian persecution again has an alliance partner connection.
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