Real partnership with Solomon Islands must be based on truth
Acknowledging Australia’s colonial history is essential to build a stronger relationship with Solomon Islands, say University of Melbourne experts
Australia’s shared future with Southeast Asia
A University of Melbourne expert says Australia’s new government has made Southeast Asia a priority with a focus on the idea of a shared future.
Stepping carefully amid conflict in the Pacific
Tensions between Australia, China and Solomon Islands can be eased with a greater focus on diplomacy, not militarisation, argue University of Melbourne experts
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
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.
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