Is Australia a middle power?
by Dr Andrew Carr
The term ‘middle power’ has recently been in heavy use. But what exactly is meant by the term, and is Australia really a ‘middle power.’ During...Read More
What are the implications of events in the Ukraine?Expert Panel – Fellows of the AIIA Hilary Charlesworth FAIIA-Professor, ANU; Director of Centre for International Governance and Justice Jocelyn Chey AM FAIIA-Visiting Professor, University of Sydney; former Consul-General in Hong Kong James Cotton FAIIA-Emeritus Professor at the University of NSW Rawdon Dalrymple FAIIA-Visiting... More >
by AIIA Fellows responding to the burning question of the week.
Australia faces big challenges in chairing the G20The challenge Australia faces as chair of the G20 this year is to reverse the widespread perception that the group is on the slide and not much more than an ineffective talking shop. Setting an agenda that is both short and manageable will be the key to success in Brisbane. The next two-day G20 Summit... More >
by Colin Chapman
On the Brink: Ukraine Tells Russia that Invasion Means WarThe crisis in Ukraine has escalated dramatically over the weekend, with Crimea having been successfully invaded by 6,000 airborne and ground troops in what could be the start of a wider invasion. Washington threatens to contain Russia economically after President Vladimir Putin declared he had the right to invade his neighbour in... More >
by Katrina Senchuk
How others see usAustralia is entering an era of powerful neighbours with competing interests. We need to understand how those countries view us and for what purpose they engage with Australia. The shift of global economic weight to Asia is driving big changes in the Asian strategic and political order. That is transforming Australia’s international setting in... More >
by Hugh White
Richard Haass describes himself as a “card-carrying member of the foreign policy establishment”. It would...
KAISER Wilhem II of Germany was a “scatterbrained buffoon’’ fond of sabre rattling and scribbling...
The international politics, players and history surrounding “disasters” (both broadly- and...