Corporations, Sovereignty and Trade Agreements
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Corporations, Sovereignty and Trade Agreements

With excitement building up about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Australia’s former Trade Minister Craig Emerson discusses Investor State Dispute...

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  • Sport – A Tool for International Diplomacy
    Fresh Perspectives

    Sport – A Tool for International Diplomacy

    Australian sport has had a major international boost this year, with historic wins in the Asia Cup and the Cricket World Cup. The relationships developed in corporate boxes and in the bays of the MCG can plant the seeds of strong international relationships, but a more formal, well funded approach from the Government would establish... More >
  • Time for Australia to Recognise the Republic of Macedonia
    Analysis

    Time for Australia to Recognise the Republic of Macedonia

    Australia’s refusal to recognise the Republic of Macedonia is exacerbating the European country’s political and economic exclusion from the international community. Although I rarely take exception to the Australian government’s foreign policy, the failure of successive federal governments to call the Republic of Macedonia by its... More >
  • Malcolm Fraser and the American Alliance
    Analysis

    Malcolm Fraser and the American Alliance

    Much of the commentary on Malcolm Fraser portrays him as the politician who moved most dramatically from the right to the left of the political spectrum. The man denounced by the left for his role in the dismissal of the Whitlam Government by the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, in November 1975 became in his later... More >
  • Australia and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    Issues Brief

    Australia and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    With Australia’s decision to join the AIIB expected to be announced shortly, it is clear that China’s lobbying and use of ‘soft power’ has trumped traditional US/western alliances. Australia has less than a week before the March deadline to follow the surprising announcements by other US allies – Britain, Germany, France, Italy and recently South... More >
  • Libya Matters
    Analysis

    Libya Matters

    Containing Libya is not possible. It is not a functioning, self-interested policy-driven state which has a decision-making structure eligible for traditional analysis and influence. Libya remains in a deeply dangerous predicament. Its only way forward is political dialogue aimed at a cessation of armed hostilities, reconciliation and a... More >

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Ministers for Foreign Affairs: 1960-1972

A question to tax the most devoted Australian foreign affairs tragic: Name the four Liberal foreign...

The Adolescent Country

In his keynote address to world leaders at the G20 Summit in Brisbane last November, Australia’s...

Individual Rights and the Making of the International System

How did we end up with a world divided, in political terms, into 200 sovereign states? This is a major...

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