Australian Foreign Affairs
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We need to separate views of China from ethnicity
Australia and Canada are Western middle-power democracies and US allies that struggle to manage relations with an increasingly assertive and powerful PRC. This is causing unnecessary hardship for Chinese Australians and Canadians, writes Ciara Morris.
The future of Australia's middle-power diplomacy after AUKUS
The new AUKUS agreement marks an important shift in Australia’s long-term strategic positioning. But Thomas Parks argues that it does not mean an end to Australian middle-power diplomacy. Australia needs to grow its role as a “proactive, pragmatic, autonomous” power in the Indo-Pacific and deepen relations with “critical partner” ASEAN.
There’s no Anglo v Asia in AUKUS
Engagement with Asia is a tradition going back to Alfred Deakin. AUKUS is a good reason to double down on relationships in the region again, write Sid Myer and Anthony Milner.
Meet Mr. Kishida, Prime Minister of Japan
Fumio Kishida — Japan’s next Prime Minister — has a bit in common with Scott Morrison. As former ambassador Bruce Miller writes, it will provide a solid basis for a meeting of minds with an increasingly important security and economic partner for Australia.
Australia is again snuggling up to powerful friends
The new AUKUS pact symbolises a nuclear-powered move away from being a country with the self-respect of true independence, writes John McCarthy.