Commentary |
1 January 2019

The Asia-Pacific in 2019: What to Expect

Daniel Flitton on “A one horse race”.

Originally published in The Diplomat.

Daniel Flitton
Daniel Flitton

The Diplomat looks at the trends to watch across the region in the coming year.

The opinion polls all indicate that a national election held today would see Prime Minister Scott Morrison swept from power and the sixth Australia leader installed inside eight years, this time with a change of ruling party. Morrison himself only took the top job in August 2018 after a surprise internal putsch within the conservative government.

The neck-jarring shifts in the Australian political scene are having a profound impact on the presentation of country’s foreign policy.

Read on here.