Will Muslim-Majority States recognise the Afghan Taliban’s ‘Islamic’ regime?
By Islamic standards, the Taliban regime is unusually narrow. A University of Melbourne expert says Muslim-majority states should pause before recognising it.
Public sentiment in China cools towards Australia
A poll of Chinese attitudes towards Australia shows that deteriorating relations are being reflected in the general public, says University of Melbourne expert
What you need to know about the status of Taiwan
Australia should be wary of sending mixed policy signals over Taiwan as the status quo is better than other scenarios, says University of Melbourne expert
Australia’s universities need to be free to engage globally
An Australian government veto power on overseas university agreements puts at risk the benefits of international engagement warn University of Melbourne experts
New foreign relations bill puts ‘city diplomacy’ at risk
Proposed legislation to veto international city agreements if inconsistent with foreign policy puts city diplomacy at risk say University of Melbourne experts.
Diplomacy at a distance
In the face of department cuts, Australia’s diplomats are working during the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the safety and security of many Australians.
The soft power of education
Australia has been consistent about the way education can build our nation’s soft power, but University of Melbourne experts say this approach needs updating.
Asia’s most eligible cities
City alliances are important for diplomacy but University of Melbourne experts say Australian cities have overlooked some Asian metropolises. Here's their top 5
Australia’s incredible shrinking Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Diplomacy could be helping to further Australia’s interests, but with continuing DFAT budget cuts, University of Melbourne experts say it isn't a priority.
International law, diplomatic asylum and Julian Assange
A University of Melbourne expert says a changing interpretation of international laws and treaties is key to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's recent arrest.