AIIA 2014 National Conference
Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation Monday 27 October 2014, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra For 90 years, the Australian Institute of International Affairs...Read More
Restoring – and Improving – Relations with IndonesiaThis week saw public recognition that relations between Canberra and Jakarta have been fully restored with the signing of a new code of conduct agreement by foreign minister Julie Bishop and her Indonesian counterpart, Marty Natalegawa. Mr Natalegawa described the signing as marking a “very special and important day. ” Ms Bishop... More >
by Colin Chapman
Epidemic Ethics: Four Lessons from the Current Ebola OutbreakThe extent of the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has belatedly focused the attention of non-governmental organisations, local and Western governments, and international media. What we haven’t caught up with though, is the extent to which these outbreaks and their devastating effects are predictable and preventable. The... More >
by Ian Kerridge and Lyn Gilbert
Why the US struggles against Japan in TPP negotiationsProfessor Aurelia George Mulgan looks into the negotiation dynamics between the United States and Japan during the talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Real progress in Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations has stalled until Japan and the United States reach some kind of basic trade agreement — which is still elusive... More >
by Professor Aurelia George Mulgan
Energising Emerging EconomiesAs a major oil exporter and positive influence on stabilising global energy markets, Saudi Arabia’s role in the G20 is a benevolent one – especially in assisting developing economies, writes Dr Abdulaziz Sager. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attaches great importance to the G20. As the largest representation of the global economy... More >
by Dr Abdulaziz Sager
(Lack of) Gender Equality at the G20Madeleine Albright’s granddaughter once asked her why people thought she was special by being Secretary of State; she believed that “only women” held that position. Following Albright were Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton – these were all people who did not fit the traditional membership profile of US... More >
by Conrad Liveris
The spike in global food prices in 2007-2008 caused panic among consumers and governments in developing...
Indian foreign policy is often described as having shed its ‘postcolonial baggage’, having...
Japan has long been characterised as a passive actor in international politics, reacting to rather than...