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Anthony Burke

Anthony Burke is Professor of International Relations at UNSW, Canberra, Australia, and convenor of its Environment & Governance Research Group. He is also a Senior Fellow of the Earth System Governance Project and a principal at the Planet Politics Institute.

Articles by Anthony Burke (2)

  • Whitlam's Indonesia leadership was far from 'visionary'

    It is certainly fitting to examine Gough Whitlam's foreign policy record and considerable achievements. However, in seeking to whitewash the controversy over Whitlam's role leading up to Indonesia's brutal invasion of East Timor in December 1975, Gary Hogan's piece does us all a great disservice. I concede that it would have been a difficult task to dissuade Indonesia from this course by mid-1975, and that a more principled policy may have led to some cooling in bilateral relations.