Australian Foreign Affairs
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What the Voice Means for Australia’s Reputation
The outcome of the Voice referendum will affect Australia’s reputation – a fact voters should consider, writes John McCarthy.
Peter McCawley (1944-2023): A Trailblazer in Australia’s Engagement with Asia
Peter McCawley was one of the great trailblazers of Australia’s relations with Indonesia, writes Howard Dick. As Australia regrettably reverts to being a “more inward-looking and parochial nation” there are many lessons to learn from McCawley’s life-long efforts to bring Australia closer to its immediate region.
Middle-Power Diplomacy: Decoding Vietnam’s Recent Diplomatic Endeavours
Vietnam’s engagement with regional middle powers such as Australia, India and South Korea enhances its autonomy in a time of intensified great power competition between China and the US, writes Nguyen Khac Giang.
Albanese’s Trip to China: A Question of When Not If
The quiet diplomacy to revive Australia-China relations received a boost when US Secretary of State Antony Blinken last month visited Beijing. Colin Heseltine assesses the impact on the prospects of Anthony Albanese making his own first trip to China as PM.
Asialink Webinar Series: Australia-Indonesia Relations in the Twilight of the Jokowi Years
#AsialinkWebinarSeries explores the future of Australia-Indonesia relations with a change of Indonesian president due in 2024.