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.

Bye Biden
Bye Biden
The rollercoaster quality of politics and political coverage seems to ensure the head-jerks will continue.
Immediate questions after the attack on Trump
Immediate questions after the attack on Trump
Fairly or not, blame for political violence will now be levelled by both sides.
So, Trump took out the debate. What if Biden wins the election?
So, Trump took out the debate. What if Biden wins the election?
What Trump says amounts to an imagined future, whereas Biden’s comments determine policy in the here and now.
America’s about–face on Assange allows Albanese to claim a win
America’s about–face on Assange allows Albanese to claim a win
Managing different interests between allies isn’t easy.
Nuclear subs, nuclear power … could nuclear weapons be next?
Nuclear subs, nuclear power … could nuclear weapons be next?
The Australian public has shown a willingness to go along with what was once unthinkable.
Bonjour Bill? The endless speculation about political postings
Bonjour Bill? The endless speculation about political postings
Was former Labor leader Bill Shorten’s stint as Australia’s envoy to the Ukraine peace summit a dress rehearsal for a change in role?
Penny Wong defines Australia’s “national interests”
Penny Wong defines Australia’s “national interests”
What happens when the Foreign Minister is asked to give meaning to a common political refrain?
Malcolm Turnbull makes a call to global leaders with advice on Trump
Malcolm Turnbull makes a call to global leaders with advice on Trump
Memories of an infamous falling-out have a former PM offering lessons.
The brakes on Australia’s ambition with India
The brakes on Australia’s ambition with India
The biggest challenge is convincing the public to turn up the temperature on a lukewarm relationship.
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