• Learning the lessons for a post-COVID-19 world

    Allan Gyngell     |      May 1, 2020

    Australian interests are best served by working to build a consensus for an independent review of lessons learnt from COVID-19, a road map for WHO reform and mechanisms to better integrate national and international public health systems.

  • Australia in a post-COVID-19 world

    Allan Gyngell     |      April 14, 2020

    COVID-19 has done more to close borders, reverse globalisation, decouple supply chains and marginalise multilateral institutions than the most fervent efforts of the world’s populist nationalists.

  • The changing rules-based international order: Now what?

    Allan Gyngell     |      July 25, 2018

    Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop spoke recently at Chatham House about the challenges Australia faces in defending the rules-based liberal international order in a period of global instability. The Foreign Policy White Paper shows how Australia might respond.

  • The rise and fall of the liberal international order

    Allan Gyngell     |      July 24, 2018

    The broad shape of the international order after the Second World War was that of a liberal internationalist system that would embrace collective security, economic openness and social progress. The central tenets of that liberal order are now all in doubt.

  • Australia’s response to changing global orders

    Allan Gyngell     |      July 23, 2018

    Australia has responded to three separate changes in the international order over the past century. The two previous international systems terminated in war. Can a new order be marshalled without conflict?

  • To each their own ‘Indo-Pacific’

    Allan Gyngell     |      June 2, 2018

    The concept of the ‘Indo-Pacific’ is a framing device, not a geographical reality. Its proponents shape what they mean by the term around their different interests and so, far from talking about the same thing, each country has its own ‘Indo-Pacific’.

  • The ‘Game of Thrones’ in our own backyard

    Allan Gyngell     |      March 19, 2018

    Allan Gyngell, the National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, discussed the challenges posed by China’s growth at a recent NZIIA conference and warned that ‘winter is coming’.