Australian Foreign Affairs
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Successful diplomacy is always personal
In reflecting on a 34-year career in the foreign service, former ambassador Sue Boyd concludes the key ingredient to success is “tradecraft” – and especially the ability to establish and maintain good personal relationships.
ANZUS and China
The relevance of ANZUS to Australia’s relations with China has fluctuated over decades with perceptions of Beijing’s international ambitions. As Rowan Callick writes, China is again at the centre of strategic cooperation between Washington and Canberra, driven in large part by anxiety over the prospect of war over Taiwan.
Managing ANZUS: getting the balance right
While ANZUS originally developed as a necessary tool for our national defence, facilitating US engagement in our immediate region, former Australian diplomat John McCarthy argues it must also work alongside our evolving foreign policy needs. Namely, engaging with our independent neighbours and developing a role in the multilateral structures designed to guide the liberal international order.
ANZUS and Australia’s region
When the ANZUS Treaty was signed 70 years ago, the purpose was to keep the 'US in, Japan down and China out', writes the Australian Strategic Policy Institute's Graeme Dobell, in the first of a series of articles on the alliance starting today. Changing power dynamics have changed ANZUS's purpose in the region, but not the central role it plays in Australian security thinking.
What China’s Australia poll tells Aussie businesses about the Mainland Chinese market
Beyond official trade restraints and embargoes penetrating the Chinese market is going to prove tougher for Australian exporters, writes Dan Hu. Chinese consumers have taken their lead from Beijing and cooled on brand Australia.