Dr Naoise McDonagh is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Business and Law at Edith Cowan University. He publishes original research on international trade issues, with a focus on how geopolitics impacts the international business environment. Naoise has researched and worked in universities in Europe, New Zealand and Australia, and is a former President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, South Australia (2021–22). He served two years in the Irish Defence Forces (2002–04), and worked in the construction industry prior to entering academia. He publishes his research in leading academic journals as well as global policy forums, and regularly contributes to domestic and international media outputs.
The world is moving away from a rules-based order and towards power politics. Is Canberra ready?
In an era of economic entanglement, IP theft has the potential to threaten democracy. Governments need to be vigilant.
The rivalry with China is systemic and heft is needed to anchor market-orientated trade.
A rules-based trading system is the bare minimum that Beijing must agree to if it wants to talk accession.