• Africa fails the Ukraine challenge

    Nicholas Westcott     |      May 28, 2022

    Few African countries have condemned Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, so there may be little sympathy for nations on the continent who feel the rippling effects of the war.

  • Power politics threatens global cooperation to combat COVID-19

    Adam P MacDonald     |      April 23, 2020

    Fuelled by rising nationalism and protectionism, the United States, China and Russia are attempting to shape the external environment to support their own strategic interests.

  • The world fractures when cohesion is vital

    Tony Walker     |      April 14, 2020

    The further splintering of an international consensus and retreat from a globalising world as individual states look out for themselves may well prove one of the enduring consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • 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.

  • A new world in the making

    John McCarthy     |      April 14, 2020

    The world will be different after COVID-19 and our leaders will have to put the same effort, energy and resources into our international dealings as our ongoing domestic challenges.

  • Remaking the world after COVID-19

    Ian Goldin     |      March 30, 2020

    A new world order could be forged from the terrible fire of this pandemic if we work together to prioritise the needs of all our citizens, and overcome the divides between nations.

  • Australia should back a truly rules based international order

    Greg Raymond     |      October 16, 2018

    To respond effectively to the emerging multi-polar environment in international affairs, Australia should buttress its backing for its traditional alliances with undiscriminating support for international law.

  • 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-China Bilateral Relations: How Did We Get Here?

    James Laurenceson     |      March 2, 2018

    With Australia-China bilateral relations at close to a 10-year low, the Turnbull government would do well to reflect on what the past year’s negative approach to this important relationship has achieved.