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.
Local climate action blocked by foreign relations laws
Foreign relations laws are hindering efforts Australian state and local governments are making for global climate targets, says a University of Melbourne expert
Trump or Biden: The implications for Asia
The US is more needed but less trusted in Asia; a University of Melbourne expert says Trump or Biden must work to restore America’s credibility in the region.
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 long shadow of the Cold War
A new book by a University of Melbourne expert explores how the shadow cast by the Cold War continues to shape the foreign policy of successive US presidents.
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.
Australia’s cuts to aid go against national interest
Australia's foreign aid is at a relative all-time low that will only hurt the national interest amid global instability, a University of Melbourne expert warns.
Why Australia needs to pay attention to the Indian election
Australian foreign policy is increasingly focusing on India, but the country’s elections demand close attention says an Australia India Institute expert.
Australia’s strategic steps before any North Korean conflict
A University of Melbourne expert explores the steps the Australian government will exhaust before entering into a conflict with North Korea as a US ally.