What is Your New Year’s Resolution for Australian Foreign Policy?
Question: What is your New Year’s resolution for Australian foreign policy?
|James Ingram AO FAIIA||Real, as distinct from rhetorical, movement toward an independent Australian foreign policy.|
John McCarthy AO FAIIA
|Less emphasis on the Middle East, more on our region.|
|Study Sun Tzu.|
|Revise our stance on the Palestine issue.|
|Vote in favour of sensible US policy in the ME but cease to become entangled in it.|
|Erika Feller FAIIA||To be a more engaged and fairer player when it comes to the two key global challenges of mass refugee flows and climate change.|
|Graeme Dobell FAIIA||The same resolution as always – how Asia (economically epochal, strategically tectonic) will keep changing and growing and Australia’s place in it all?Plus, the rider to the resolution: keep a bit of bandwidth for the vital role Australia must play, should play, needs to play, in its arc of responsibility, the South Pacific.|
|We need to make a stronger effort to develop friendly relations in our own region, particularly with Indonesia, in the coming year. Our two counties should not have been withdrawing ambassadors from each other. We have some leeway to make up!|
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Published January 1, 2016