• Putin’s ‘new generation’ war on the west

    Connor Dilleen     |      November 16, 2019

    Russia may be in decline, but its aggressive doctrine of strategic relativism means it intends to take much of the rest of the world with it.

  • Putin bounces back

    David Uren     |      November 12, 2019

    How does a country with an economy the size of Spain, corruption on a par with Papua New Guinea and life expectancy below Libya still cast a shadow over Europe?

  • Australia’s diplomatic deficit

    Melissa Conley Tyler     |      November 10, 2019

    Australia is spending less on diplomacy than ever before – and the nation’s influence abroad is suffering as a result.

  • The danger of keeping quiet

    Chris Patten     |      November 8, 2019

    The former Governor of Hong Kong, Chris Patten, explores the need for international collaboration and honesty in dealing with China.

  • Australian aid should take account of global mega-trends

    Claire Rogers     |      October 31, 2019

    The developing world is being shaped by five mega-trends which our political leaders must acknowledge to make the most of our tremendous potential to make the world a better place.

  • From fight to fiesta

    Leila Maugeri     |      October 24, 2019

    Leila Maugeri describes her love for Spain, from the passion of the Catalan fight for autonomy to the high jinks of “La Tomatina”.

  • An Australian in Albania

    Sophie Mayo     |      October 23, 2019

    In July of 2019, GAP Intern Sophie Mayo was lucky enough to travel to Albania in Southern Europe for a summer holiday experience slightly off the beaten track.  Albania certainly delivered on her expectations and in this article she reflects on her experiences in the Balkan state.

  • China’s southward march has little historical foundation

    Philip Bowring     |      October 14, 2019

    There’s little basis in history or economics for China’s claim to hegemony over the South China Sea or beyond, however much it expands its modern navy.

  • Navigating global uncertainties in Australia’s back yard

    Martin Parkinson     |      October 8, 2019

    Intensifying great power rivalry in Asia and the Pacific poses an increasing risk to regional prosperity and Australia and its neighbours must step up to strengthen collective leadership.

  • Morrison warns against ‘negative globalism’

    Michelle Grattan     |      October 5, 2019

    Delivering the Lowy Lecture, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia “cannot afford to leave it to others to set the standards that will shape our global economy”.

  • The minnow embraces the whale

    Anouk Ride     |      October 5, 2019

    The Solomon Islands’ embrace of China may bring economic benefits but it also increases the risks of local conflict and the challenges faced by donors from democratic nations.

  • Russia and China’s different tacks on information warfare

    Jake Wallis     |      September 30, 2019

    Both Russia and China use social media and propaganda to subvert democratic nations, but they go about their task in different ways.