Decades – even centuries – have gone into building the diplomatic protocols on which we all rely. Is all that work being undone?
The ball is rolling on the first foreign policy white paper in a decade - and there is much we need to think about.
It's all very well to be intimidating, but China needs to win people over too.
'Little trick' or 'petty action'? The difference matters when translating what China really said about Trump's call with Tsai Ing-wen.
There has never been a time when the disconnect between political elites and the public interest was greater than it is today.
Uncertainties about America’s trajectory under Trump come at a particularly awkward moment in post-Cold War history.
From Iran and the relationship with Russia to global trade, many questions remain on how Donald Trump will shape his foreign policy.
The world's best known talk show host has become the president-elect of the most powerful country in the world. Trump running the US is unlikely to be good news for Africa.
The differences between the two candidates on key policies are stark, and the result will have major implications around the world.
In less than a week, Americans will choose their next president. And either way, there are problems on a foerign policy level.
Violence, poverty and oppression in Honduras are causing thousands to flee to the US. Will the next president own the role of US foreign policy in creating these problems?
The foul-mouthed, tough-talking president of the Philippines is ironically a pragmatist on foreign policy.
The time has come for developed nations to eliminate the large pockets of ignorance which exist in their societies about Africa and other peoples. Globalisation demands that people think differently.
The UK went into Libya with gusto – but ended up in a morass of mission creep and bad planning.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump appeared in the 'commander-in-chief' forum this week. This roundup looks at what the experts have to say about our nation's biggest vulnerabilities.
Is America exceptional? An expert on rhetoric examines how the idea has changed over time, and how Democrats are claiming their own version.
Is Australia's reliance on nuclear defence agreements keeping us on the wrong side of history?
American presidents of all stripes have long prided themselves on promoting democracy abroad – but in the 21st century, security comes first.
Australia needs a clear bipartisan vision of its role in the world and a strategic agenda for the long-term national interest.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki remains a puzzle to many of his compatriots. A new book, ‘The Thabo Mbeki I know’, will help to understand him better.