Australian Foreign Affairs
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Australia and ROK: The untapped strategic opportunity
Australia and the Republic of Korea have made steady and modest steps towards a closer defence and security partnership amid growing regional strategic uncertainty. Lauren Richardson and John Blaxland argue the key to stronger ties lies in greater collaboration in defence industry, science and technology.
Are the rich democracies singing in tune over China and the World?
The weekend’s G7 summit produced grounds for modest celebration – the United States and its allies were again singing the same tune. But as former diplomat John McCarthy writes the world’s rich democracies, including Australia, have much work to do to restore the value of the liberal political brand.
Book review: Reading the China debate
China analyst Paul Monk reviews seven new books that address the contemporary and historic challenge of managing relations with Beijing. He finds they all add to a rich and diverse debate over the implications of China’s rise.
More at stake over Darwin Port than the Landbridge lease
The Federal Government has ordered a review of Chinese company Landbridge’s 99-year lease over the Port of Darwin. But Ross Muir argues ownership is not the only issue – Darwin will soon need a new and larger seaport to meet future trade and security challenges in Asia.
Our responsibility to South Asia
With almost one quarter of humanity living on the Indian subcontinent the COVID-19 pandemic there is each day exacting a devastating toll. Former prime minister Kevin Rudd argues developed economies need to do more to help as a deadly second wave of the coronavirus spreads to rural areas, where the scarcity of medical care will add to this humanitarian tragedy.