foreign policy

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

Envisioning Australia in Asia without America may be a controversial thesis to some, but for Hugh White in his latest Quarterly Essay, it is common-sense.

100 Days of Trump: What Should Asia Do?

Once again, Trump has broken the mould. The 100-day mark is traditionally used to assess a new administration’s progress in advancing its policy agenda. With Trump, that’s impossible.

Life after the Bangkok blast

The slaughter of innocent people in Bangkok last week was a shocking event. But its immediate political and social implications are probably limited.

Australia must be dexterous in its ties with Trump's America

Australia must deal now with an inexperienced American leadership inclined to reject expertise. Intelligence chiefs have been removed from the most important decision-making apparatus, the National Security Council, and replaced with ideologues. The potential for grave errors of judgment appears greater than in years.

Risk and imagination in the Trump era

Although the Australia-US alliance is a relationship of longstanding mutual benefit, Canberra now needs to take very seriously the possibility of its ally devising plans that are not well matched to the risks the nation now faces, Greg Raymond writes.

The Pivot, Past And Future

Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative is in (largely homegrown) trouble.

A global role smashed by US voters

Now we know. For 20 years Australians have been happy to assume that America had the strength and resolve to remain the world's leading power. In particular, our leaders have assured us that we can rely on America's power and judgment to manage China's rise, to keep Asia stable and Australia safe. But now we know that America is not the country we thought it was.

Convergence and divergence: the paradox of US-China relations

The US-China relationship - arguably the most consequential bilateral relationship in the world - is defined by an abiding paradox: while the two countries

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