Corporations, Sovereignty and Trade Agreements
by Craig Emerson, Australia’s former Trade Minister
With excitement building up about the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Australia’s former Trade Minister Craig Emerson discusses Investor State Dispute...Read More
Sport – A Tool for International DiplomacyAustralian 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 >
by Sebastian McLellan
Time for Australia to Recognise the Republic of MacedoniaAustralia’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 >
by MP Luke Simpkins
Malcolm Fraser and the American AllianceMuch 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 >
by Peter Edwards FAIIA
Australia and the Asian Infrastructure Investment BankWith 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 >
by Ashley Rogge
Libya MattersContaining 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 >
by Philip Eliason
A question to tax the most devoted Australian foreign affairs tragic: Name the four Liberal foreign...
In his keynote address to world leaders at the G20 Summit in Brisbane last November, Australia’s...
How did we end up with a world divided, in political terms, into 200 sovereign states? This is a major...