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CommentaryAustralia needs to find the right role in the Pacific
Australia’s financial aid program in Pacific Island nations has not delivered the influence that we hoped for. Now we need to get a better idea of what the region really might…
CommentaryA super-profits tax on resources could repair budget
Originally published in The Australian.
CommentaryIndonesians may be wary of Australia but they trust China even less - and we should embrace their independent spirit
Originally published in The Sydney Morning Herald.
CommentaryThe right lessons to learn from Ukraine
Australia should be careful in evaluating the impact of the Ukraine crisis on its strategic outlook. The crisis has not altered many of the key facts about our international…
CommentaryAustralia must stop viewing the Pacific as its neighbourhood to fix
As the nation heads toward an election, recent events in the Solomon Islands are a reminder that strong economic relationships with Pacific countries are important to security…
CommentaryA security agreement between China and Solomon Islands could impact stability in the whole Pacific
Australia must figure out how to respond to an increasingly crowded Pacific, without increasing tensions in the region. Originally published in The Guardian.
CommentaryWorries about China's economic power are overdone
Core realities suggest that it will never establish a meaningful lead over the West. Originally published in Nikkei Asia.
CommentaryChina is squirming under pressure to condemn Russia. It can’t hold out forever
Beijing is struggling to settle on a clear message over Ukraine because it is trying to reconcile the irreconcilable. Originally published in The Guardian.
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