The proposed bill represents a massive over-reach that will do far more harm than good.
The Quincy Institute for Responsible Statecraft threatens to radically realign the politics of US national security.
If the US makes good on the president's threat, Iran's heritage won't be the only thing damaged. Washington's reputation would also take a hit.
New research shows that funding for DFAT has hit a new low of 1.3% of the federal budget. Scaling back has a real effect on Australia's influence around the world.
Australia must develop the intellectual acumen to see the world through China’s leaders’ eyes to manage the relationship on its own terms.
Cyclone Idai showed just how unprepared SADC is to respond to major natural disasters.
Attacking Erdoğan's original comments, Morrison told a news conference they were “highly offensive to Australians and highly reckless in this very sensitive environment”.
Whoever forms the next government should increase investment in foreign affairs and trade, finding ways to make Australia more prominent in global dispute resolution.
Morrison announced a compromise position that recognises West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital but does not move Australia’s embassy there until a peace settlement determines Jerusalem’s final status.
The Liberals this week are shell-shocked and unnerved after the Victorian rout and both the fact and implications of Banks' desertion.
Ministers scrapping publicly over whether our embassy should be relocated is adding to the perception of government disunity and fanning the friction the issue has already caused with our neighbours.
Lowy Institute’s Jonathan Pryke on APEC 2018.
Pryke told The Conversation "the desire for a convergence of China into the international liberal order seems like a bit of a fantasy now.”
The fundamental point is that those were desperate days for the Coalition and so are these. "McMahon was in survival mode," says author Patrick Mullins. The same could be said of Morrison.
In a speech titled “After the Midterms”
Fullilove warns Australia may need to increase its defence spending beyond the present commitment and urges the government to reverse some of its cuts to aid.
The Pacific push is against the background of China's growing involvement in the area.
Jennings says it would be "silly" to claim there is no connection between this week's announcement about the possible relocation of Australia's embassy to Jerusalem and the Wentworth byelection.
Bishop could presumably expect to receive some attractive job offers in the next few months, and if the right one came along, domestic or international, she would be taking it.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the extraordinary week in Australian politics.
Whether New Zealand achieves real change in the way it engages with Pacific nations depends on how the 'Pacific reset' funding boost is translated into action on the ground.
Mandela did not make the decision to jettison Taiwan and recognise China. He adhered to a decision by the governing ANC.