Interviews


  • Waves of Chinese Tourism May Be Worth More Than Mounds of Commodities

    Waves of Chinese Tourism May Be Worth More Than Mounds of Commodities

    In the wake of the 2015 Australia-China Free Trade Agreement, trade between the two countries remains dominated by commodities exports. However, recent growth in Chinese demand for Australian education and tourism services may herald significant...

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  • EU-Australia Trade Agreement is a Research Opportunity

    EU-Australia Trade Agreement is a Research Opportunity

    Australia and the European Union are set to begin negotiations on a free trade agreement later this year. Looking beyond trade and business links, what impact would such an FTA have on research and innovation? The EU and Australia have a long...

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  • Trump’s US has Abdicated Global Leadership

    Trump’s US has Abdicated Global Leadership

    Former Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Gareth Evans says the US forfeited its role as world leader earlier this month. Against the background of ongoing nuclear risk and the threat of climate change, what comes next? Chancellor of the...

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  • The Good News Behind EU Migration

    The Good News Behind EU Migration

    In 2016 alone, European Union member states granted protection to more than 700,000 asylum seekers. Rather than characterising it as a crisis, the achievement could instead be seen as a success story. As refugees continue to pour into Europe,...

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  • Sex, Women and Global Security

    Sex, Women and Global Security

    Research shows that the security and status of women are strong predictors of a country’s overall stability. Women’s exclusion leads to risky, parochial decision-making, while domestic violence provides a problematic template for resolving...

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  • What Russia Wants

    What Russia Wants

    Russia wants to be recognised as a great power. But in the face of criticism over its actions in Ukraine, Syria and elsewhere, Moscow asserts that its legitimate strategic interests are being ignored and the nature of its foreign policy is...

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  • China’s Evolving Strategy Towards South Korea and Japan

    China’s Evolving Strategy Towards South Korea and Japan

    China's emergence as a great power is increasingly being felt by its neighbours. What will be the impact on regional security as Beijing begins to shape the world it wants? South Korea and, to a lesser extent, Japan are beginning to find...

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  • Civic Tech and the White House IT Guy

    Civic Tech and the White House IT Guy

    The Obama administration pushed the use of digital technologies and data transparency to improve governance. Early indications are that the Trump administration's approach will be very different. The growing civic tech sector takes advantage...

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  • This Week in South Korea: Polls, Live Fire and Sanctions

    This Week in South Korea: Polls, Live Fire and Sanctions

    South Korea heads to the polls to elect a new president next week. If the opposition wins, as forecast, it is likely to mean a major change in relations with North Korea. What will this mean for South Koreans and for regional relations at this...

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  • Foreign Policy in Unpredictable Times

    Foreign Policy in Unpredictable Times

    The international order is experiencing more significant instability than at any time since World War II. Along with the rise of China, policymakers face immense transnational challenges, including climate change, growing economic inequality and...

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