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The Quad Sharpens Its Edges

The Quad, a loose strategic coalition of the Indo-Pacific region’s four leading democracies, is rapidly solidifying this year in response to China’s aggressive foreign policy. Following a recent meeting of their top foreign-policy officials in Tokyo, Australia, India, Japan, and the United States are now actively working toward establishing a new multilateral security structure for the region, writes Brahma Chellaney, Professor of Strategic Studies at the New Delhi-based Centre for Policy Research.

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How Australia has Gained from Multilateralism

Indonesia’s development has been supported over several decades by one of the largest sustained multilateral aid efforts since the Second World War. As former aid official and Indonesia expert Peter McCawley writes, Australia too has been a major beneficiary in terms of the regional stability and security aid has helped deliver, but its contribution to the total has been relatively small.

Australian Foreign Affairs Aid & Development Trade & Investment

DFAT’s Destitution: Who’s Blamed? Who’s Responsible?

Successive Coalition and Labor governments have failed to produce a funding plan to back their vision statements on foreign policy. But as former senior Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade official James Wise argues it’s time to stop the blame game and focus on reversing a decline that threatens to leave middle-weight Australia with a feather-weight foreign policy machinery, just when we might need it the most.

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