Australian Foreign Affairs
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How Gaza has Shaken the Kaleidoscope of Global Politics
Events in the Middle East, Europe and Asia pose a series of formidable, inter-connected challenges to the United States – and by extension to Australia, writes John McCarthy.
Southeast Asia Strategy Needs Funding and Commitment
Australia’s planned economic strategy for Southeast Asia will require significant funding, bipartisan political commitment, and good oversight if it is to succeed, writes Brenton Mauriello AM.
Southeast Asia’s Role in Australia’s Future and the G20
Southeast Asia’s importance to Australia’s economic future is undeniable, but attempts to meet the promises of the region seem stretched, writes Colin Chapman.
Slow and Steady wins the Race: Philippines-Australia Relations in 2023
An Australian Prime Minister’s visit to the Philippines – after a gap of 20 years – could point the way a future relationship built on economics rather than just defence and security, writes Justin Baquisal.
Australia-Vietnam: An Ambassador’s Reflection
In a speech to an Australia-Vietnam forum, John McCarthy, who served as ambassador to Vietnam between 1981 and 1983, reflects on the historical trajectory of 50 years of official diplomatic relations.