Interviews


  • Migration and Australia’s Prosperity

    Migration and Australia’s Prosperity

    Migration has underpinned Australia's economic growth since the end of the resources boom. Temporary skilled migrants now comprise 7 per cent of the workforce. However, successive federal governments have constructed a narrative of Australia...

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  • Peace, Rules and Telling Stories

    Peace, Rules and Telling Stories

    In an increasingly fluid international strategic environment, too few media outlets seek to engage Australians in foreign affairs. Regular news stories and analysis can foster people's broader interest and engagement in foreign policy; but much...

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  • Trouble for Trump and Republicans

    Trouble for Trump and Republicans

    There is no precedent for a political outsider such as Donald Trump being elected US president. He is not only a Washington outsider without experience in government at any level, but also a former registered Democrat and therefore a Republican...

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  • Jokowi’s Indonesia

    Jokowi’s Indonesia

    With Indonesian President Joko Widodo due to address the Australian Parliament on Monday, it is an opportune time to reflect on his achievements as president and the state of domestic politics in Australia's dynamic northern...

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  • Australia, Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific

    Australia, Indonesia and the Indo-Pacific

    Relations between Australia and Indonesia are able to withstand sporadic challenges because of the breadth, depth and strength of the relationship. However, there remain opportunities for the economic and strategic partnership to be enhanced....

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  • Chinese Power and Australia

    Chinese Power and Australia

    China's growing power is something with which every country in the Indo-Pacific region must contend; it is having an increasing influence on both strategic and domestic policymaking. In Australia, it is evident in recent controversies...

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  • Modern Vietnam’s Relations with the World

    Modern Vietnam’s Relations with the World

    Vietnam has changed rapidly in recent years. The country has developed economically and has sought to move on from the decades of conflict that it experienced during the 20th century. The government's cancellation of the battle of Long Tan...

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  • Challenges to Australian Cyber Security

    Challenges to Australian Cyber Security

    Cyber warfare represents a growing threat to national security and to how we live our lives. However the response to such threats is still evolving. Threats can take the form of attacks on specific systems or a catastrophic digital assault....

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  • China Through Australian Eyes

    China Through Australian Eyes

    In the ongoing debate about Australia’s 'China choice', many acknowledge that Australia must engage with China on its own terms, acting on the imperatives of national interest rather than ideology or history. This requires occasionally going...

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  • Islam, ISIS and Global Politics

    Islam, ISIS and Global Politics

    If religion is considered relevant at all to international relations, it is thought marginal at best and aberrant at worst. In conflict situations it is considered a complicating and even aggravating factor. But religion is neither innately...

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