Dec 14, 20161 Comment
We should have a very clear and unromantic view of what we conceive to be the "national interest", writes former diplomat and law academic Andrew Farran.
Bernard KeaneNov 18, 20169 Comments
Malcolm Turnbull thinks Labor is undermining our alliance with the United States. But they're only saying what he's said before himself.
Charles RichardsonJun 6, 20162 Comments
Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.
Aug 26, 201411 Comments
Want to know what to think about the rise of the Islamic State? Should America withdraw from the policy spheres of other nations, or will that give rise to more brutality? Ask Sam de Brito, Fairfax's everyman, who will give you the answers you need, with the sex advice you don't.
Bernard KeaneJun 17, 20142 Comments
A growing proportion of Australians have little or no trust in the government’s ability to handle Australia’s international relations, this week’s Essential Report shows.
Bernard KeaneApr 10, 201434 Comments
Bob Carr thinks it's in the national interest to reveal the inner workings of diplomacy. Too bad he did nothing to help others seeking to do the same, like Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.
Professor Damien KingsburyNov 15, 2013
East Timor's Prime Minister has announced his intention to retire from politics. Is the former resistance fighter abandoning his country when it needs him the most?
Professor Damien KingsburySep 30, 201334 Comments
Tony's Abbott's derided Operation Sovereign Borders policy will test the friendship in meetings with Indonesia today. On his first foreign assignment, is he up for the diplomatic challenge?
Professor Damien KingsburySep 13, 201318 Comments
The incoming Abbott government has learnt the hard way that it might not be a great idea to make foreign policy campaign promises without first talking to the principals involved.
Aug 27, 201314 Comments
Kevin Rudd has mapped out his foreign policy priorities for the next term, talking Syria while shifting a major naval base and resisting the temptation to boost DFAT. Freelance journalist David Donaldson tuned in.