Expert opinion and analysis on government, power, policy and people and how it shapes our world.
A shared vision for Australia’s security
A University of Melbourne experts says Australia's government needs to explain their security vision for AUKUS to get public support for the defence partnership
Supporting our schools to develop Asia capable kids
A University of Melbourne experts says Asia capable initiatives that only target adults and young adults leaves it far too late – it has to start in our schools
The China divide
What would Australia do if the US went to war against China? A new book from Melbourne University Press (MUP) explores Australia's role in the Pacific.
Australia’s universities must become more welcoming
Welcoming Universities is a new initiative in Australia that aims to encourage refugees and asylum seekers into university, says University of Melbourne expert
Leadership in a changing world
In the 2022 University of Melbourne Fraser Oration, Australia’s former China ambassador, Dr Geoff Raby AO, says Australia’s foreign policy needs strong leaders.
Australia and India partnering up within the Quad
Bilateral agreements between Australia and India were a key feature of the Melbourne Quadrilateral Security Dialogue meeting says University of Melbourne expert
Why Russia isn’t about to invade Ukraine soon
Russia is unlikely to soon invade Ukraine as it’s already succeeding in stoking instability and making the US take notice, says University of Melbourne expert
Southeast Asia matters to Australia
A University of Melbourne expert says it’s in Australia’s national interest to engage strongly with Southeast Asia or risk a hole in its Indo-Pacific strategy.
The impact of China on the Australia-US alliance
To understand Sino-Australian relations, we must appreciate the triangular dynamics between Australia, China and the US, says University of Melbourne expert.