Tom Barber is a Program Manager at the Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy & Defence Dialogue (AP4D). He has previously worked as a research assistant at La Trobe Asia and Deakin University, and has a Master of International Security from the University of Sydney.
Australia’s experience and reputation can support Southeast Asia’s aim of multipolarity. And it doesn’t need to be flashy.
From climate change and pandemics to nuclear war and extinction by AI, collective action will be imperative.
A cultural change in the way Australia’s approach to the world is formulated and prosecuted.
There will be no chance to review the “lessons learned”.