Former Australian Ambassador to Thailand
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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.
COVID in Thailand: Failed and Foolhardy Predictions
Former ambassador and author James Wise on how Thailand averted COVID disaster and what it means for its economy and politics.