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White paper exposes the failure of Australia’s foreign policy

Professor Damien Kingsbury November 27, 2017 3 Comments

The recently released foreign policy white paper is an unusual mix of diagnostic science and conservative reluctance to name the diagnosis.

Foreign policy white paper sure to enrage China lobby

Bernard Keane November 23, 2017 26 Comments

Despite the wrath of the China lobby, the government has dealt competently with China's growing militarism and attempts to interfere in the region, including Australia.

Rundle: more bollocks broadcast about WikiLeaks

Guy Rundle August 18, 2017 20 Comments

Another day, another WikiLeaks beat up. Guy Rundle dissects the latest headline which cried conspiracy.

If we can’t rely on the US (and Trump), what then?

Bernard Keane May 29, 2017 28 Comments

Australians policymakers need to begin thinking through the implications of the Trump presidency: what if we can no longer rely on the United States for our security?

If Trump comes a-knockin’, will we be able to tell him ‘no’?

Crikey December 14, 2016 1 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.

New Malcolm radically changes his tune on the US

Bernard Keane November 18, 2016 9 Comments

Malcolm Turnbull thinks Labor is undermining our alliance with the United States. But they're only saying what he's said before himself.

Turnbull, Shorten and the orange, weirdly coiffed elephant in the room

Charles Richardson June 6, 2016 2 Comments

Shorten touched on Trump, but generally speaking both sides have avoided talk of foreign policy so far this campaign.

IS got you down? Worried about the future of media? Ask Sam de Brito!

IS got you down? Worried about the future of media? Ask Sam de Brito!

Crikey August 26, 2014 11 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.

Essential: voters don’t trust Abbott to make a good impression overseas

Essential: voters don’t trust Abbott to make a good impression overseas

Bernard Keane June 17, 2014 2 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.

Bob Carr the ‘authorised leaker’ and hypocrite

Bob Carr the ‘authorised leaker’ and hypocrite

Bernard Keane April 10, 2014 34 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.