Commentary | 21 April 2008

Big ideals but there's no budget to match

In this opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf appraises the Rudd Government's foreign and security policy ambitions, five months on. He notes the government's success in moving towards a world view that reconciles alliance commitments, the rise of China and multilateralism. But he warns that DFAT budget cuts make these ambitions unsustainable, and argues that engaging India along with pursuing rational and creative policies on nuclear energy and nuclear arms control remain major gaps.Australian Financial Review, 21 April 2008, p. 63Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf

In this opinion piece in The Australian Financial Review, International Security Program Director Rory Medcalf appraises the Rudd Government's foreign and security policy ambitions, five months on. He notes the government's success in moving towards a world view that reconciles alliance commitments, the rise of China and multilateralism. But he warns that DFAT budget cuts make these ambitions unsustainable, and argues that engaging India along with pursuing rational and creative policies on nuclear energy and nuclear arms control remain major gaps.Australian Financial Review, 21 April 2008, p. 63Rory Medcalf

  • Rory Medcalf