Michael Fullilove and Hervé Lemahieu say China is rapidly gaining on the US as an Asian regional power, and the Trump administration’s mismanagement of trade and diplomatic ties in the region threatens its most significant advantage.
Originally published in the South China Morning Post on 11 May
Trump's dark vision of America's role in the world is worrying, even if he had the teams and political skills to pull it off, writes Michael Fullilove in the Australian Financial Review on 30 January. Photo: Getty Images/Bloomberg
Today marks the drawing down of the G20 Studies Centre at the Lowy Institute. The Centre was established to provide high quality public analysis of international economic governance. The government supported this work over the most intense period of the G20 for Australia, in the lead-up and the
Earlier this afternoon, I sat down to discuss the new Defence White Paper with my colleagues Euan Graham, Director of the Lowy Institute's International Security program, and Sam Roggeveen, once a defence intelligence analyst and these days the Lowy Institute's Director of Digital.
In this podcast
Part 1 of this piece here.
Cubans have a good sense of humour – but I learned to my cost that Fidel is no laughing matter.
I was in Cuba as part of a Latin America trip, meeting with government officials and foreign diplomats, and getting a sense of the place. One day I spoke to the Cuban
Cuba, I recently discovered, is a highly popular destination. The US and Cuba have restored their diplomatic relations, and in January Habana Vieja (Old Havana) was crammed with European and Canadian tourists. It is just as charming as you would expect from the travel magazines, and just as unreal
Seventy five years ago today, on 6 January 1941, Franklin Delano Roosevelt delivered his annual message to Congress on the State of the Union. The address, in which FDR enumerated his Four Freedoms, was a milestone in the development of America's role in the world.
The international situation in
For most of Australia's history, the world was run by nations like our own. But now the international order that has prevailed since the end of the Second World War is fraying. Global institutions are showing their age. Our great and powerful friends are becoming less great and powerful. Rising
Part 1 of this series reviewed great speeches on Australia's place in the world, from Federation to Vietnam. In this post, I look at the period from Vietnam to Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
1. Robert Hughes, 'The culture of complaint', New York, 14 January 1992
Bob Hughes was one of our great
As readers of The Interpreter may have heard, I've just launched a revised second edition of Men and Women of Australia! Our Greatest Modern Speeches.
Most of the speeches in my book are about Australian history, culture and politics, not Australian foreign policy.
As I've argued before, foreign
(Penguin, 2014)Purchase hereEven in our digital age, speeches remain the principal currency of public life. There is no better way to argue a case or sway an audience.In Men and Women of Australia!, speechmaker and former prime ministerial adviser Michael Fullilove has gathered the finest