The Albanese government’s insistence on maintaining a booming coal export industry will hamper Australia’s comeback.
This election was a perfect storm for the Coalition, with fires, floods and international criticism dialing up the pressure for climate action. In the end, Australia made the decision for them.
Judging by the campaign, and a bit of recent history, we can expect to see a Labor government pay more attention than their predecessors did to Indonesia – and Southeast Asia in general.
Managing the transition to a net-zero emissions economy must be a priority task for the next government. Our strategic and economic success depends on it.
Ukraine appeared not to matter much to the US and other Western countries. It wasn’t a vital interest. Russia’s war has redefined Ukraine’s status with the West.
Not only are great-power conflict, nuclear war and the end of civilisation as we know it still real possibilities, our collective capacity to manage them may be decreasing.
The US frequently chooses to put its own interest ahead of its professed values. That approach to foreign policy is called ‘realpolitik’ and it may lead to an unsatisfying peace deal in Ukraine.
Considering its decolonised diplomatic journey, Senegal has defined what it means to achieve sustainable independence in 62 years of nationhood.
The British-Iranian national is returning to the UK after being held in Iran since 2016.
The US dramatically changed how it shares intelligence in the period before the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
A scholar of Russian history breaks down what Putin’s aim might be in threatening military invasion, and why that might backfire.
With the Coalition leaning hard on its perceived strengths on national security, Labor’s only option is to emphasise bipartisanship.
Troop buildups and diplomatic negotiations highlight the threat of a major land war in Europe. In cyberspace, Russia has been attacking Ukrainian infrastructure and government operations for years.
A former US ambassador to Kazakhstan explains the strategic and economic importance of Kazakhstan to the US.
The Government of Canada’s investment in its foreign service and broader foreign policy apparatus at GAC requires a significant overhaul and increase in resources.
The Liberals claim the election is critical to Canada’s post-pandemic future and suggest COVID-19 badly disrupted the status quo. But is that really the case?
The lesson to draw from our conflict over China policy is not that Australia is having trouble identifying its national interest, but that there’s really no such thing as a single national interest.
Analysis of US survey data finds that white people who hold racist views are more likely than others to favor military action over diplomacy in China and Iran, and to endorse the global war on terror.
Indigenous people have 80,000 years of diplomatic practice on this continent. Yet, our views on foreign policy are routinely overlooked.
What do Biden’s first 100 days in office mean for the next four years in terms of foreign policy? There are already some clues — but questions too.