• Understanding “strategic culture”

    Andrew Carr     |      April 3, 2024

    Michael O’Keefe’s new book on Australian foreign policy making offers a detailed overview of Australia’s main diplomatic relationships and strategic culture.

  • The long winter ahead

    Andrew Carr     |      March 7, 2021

    The recent freeze in relations between Australia and China seems set to continue, with uncertain results for this country.

  • The illusion of a ‘middle power moment’

    Andrew Carr     |      May 21, 2020

    Middle ranking powers such as Australia are finding themselves squeezed by increasing tension between the super powers, and may be forced to choose pragmatism over idealism as a result.

  • All planned out

    Andrew Carr     |      March 19, 2019

    The Defence Department faces the choice of either sticking with the certainty of insufficient funding or undertaking the whole planning process once again and hoping the next ‘certain’ figure will be more meaningful.