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Commentary
Duelling diplomacy in the Pacific should dispel the notion of a China-Australia reset
However much either side tempers their rhetoric, regional competition is the name of the game. Originally published in the Guardian.
Conversations: Europe and Australia in the Indo-Pacific
Podcasts
Conversations: Europe and Australia in the Indo-Pacific
In this episode of Conversations, Hervé Lemahieu talks to Gabriele Visentin, EU Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific, and Lowy Institute Research Fellow Susannah Patton about the…
Commentary
China's own hotheadedness reinforces Quad's strategic importance
Biden aiming to shore up what the body stands for with first trip to the region. Originally published in Nikkei Asia.
Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Analyses
Turning point? Putin, Xi, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the limitations of the Sino–Russian partnership.
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Tania Bale
Podcasts
Aus-PNG Network: Women in politics in PNG - Tania Bale
In this fourth episode of the series, Jessica speaks with Tania Bale, an urban candidate seeking election to PNG’s National Parliament. Tania shares her views on the challenges of…
Conversations: Marcos Jr landslide in the Philippines: where to for Manila’s foreign policy?
Podcasts
Conversations: Marcos Jr landslide in the Philippines: where to for Manila’s foreign policy?
In this episode of Conversations, Susannah Patton talks to Charmaine Willoughby, Assistant Professor at De La Salle University in Manila, about the foreign policy…
Commentary
How do we keep an eye on our spies?
Our intelligence services have never been more important to us, and democratic governance is part of their strength. But do we need to look at this again? Originally published in…
Commentary
The second age of globalisation is beginning to buckle
The ripple effects of the Russo-Ukrainian war are spreading and intensifying. Deglobalisation will jeopardise the prosperity and welfare of millions. Originally published in The…
Commentary
Xi Jinping steps up China’s political divorce from the West
China’s leader has dug in over his COVID-zero policy and his loyalty to Vladimir Putin – and his reasoning does not bode well for the West. Originally published in the Australian…