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John Lee

China overtook the US as the country with the largest diplomatic network in the world last November. One month later, the country’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, gave his senior diplomats a pep talk demanding...

27 August 2020
Jared Mondschein

First it was barley and beef exports to China and then last week, it was wine.

Australia is clearly feeling the pain of geopolitical tensions. It will likely feel more.

Canberra's main solution...

24 August 2020
Aaron Nyerges

What, if anything, has Netflix changed?

Perhaps it’s been more dramatic in disrupting its own business model than the culture of American film and television. There’s no question that what began in 1997...

21 August 2020
Gorana Grgic

Joe Biden’s vice-presidential pick may be the most consequential political move in his career. Kamala Harris, already a rising star of the Democratic establishment, offers a promising glimpse of the party’s future.

21 August 2020
Jared Mondschein

If Australia wants lasting economic resilience amid the worst economic climate in nearly a century, it should prioritise bolstering economic ties with the United States.

Australia’s “security partner” invests more in Australia’s most...

20 August 2020
Bruce Wolpe

It was a shock when the announcement was made from the Oval Office: the United Arab Emirates would recognise the state of Israel, sign a peace treaty, and host ambassadors in exchange for...

17 August 2020
Adam Kamradt-Scott

The world is hoping a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine will soon become available. So far, more than 160 candidate vaccines are in development.

Some 31 of these have entered human clinical trials...

17 August 2020
Charles Edel

Today marks the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender to American forces in World War II. According to the novelist James Michener in his 1948 Pulitzer Prize-winning “Tales of the South Pacific,” “the...

17 August 2020
Jim Golby

Director of Foreign and Defense Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, Kori Schake, USSC Non-resident Senior Fellow, and Jim Golby, write for Defense One that it is deeply irresponsible, not to mention...

13 August 2020
Stephen Loosley

A Texan friend of mine offered an insightful observation of the 45th US President, Donald J. Trump. At a conference in Washington, he leaned over and said with a grin: “Bear in mind...

12 August 2020
Spencer Maughan

“A crisis is a terrible thing to waste!” said my professor of economics at Stanford University and now Nobel laureate, Paul Romer. He was highlighting the virtue of crises: they create a chance...

12 August 2020
Bruce Wolpe

Joe Biden’s choice of his vice-presidential running mate is imminent. It will be his first “presidential” decision, and is a moment of high consequence for him and his campaign.

And the first 24-to-48...

11 August 2020
Charles Edel

The relationship between Washington and Beijing is increasingly characterised by competition in nearly every field - economic, military, technological, institutional and even ideological. That competition is unlikely to abate, and will in all...

10 August 2020
David Smith

Americans were alarmed last week when their president suggested on Twitter that the November 3 presidential election should be delayed because mail-in ballots would be fraudulent.

With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting...

5 August 2020
Ashley Townshend, Lindsey Ford

The Trump campaign has long enjoyed delivering an unusual musical message during the president’s rallies, frequently blaring the Rolling Stones’ classic “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” Last week, the music was...

5 August 2020
James Curran

During discussions with American thinkers, analysts and officials in New York and Washington DC in late 2017, one particular conversation gave a chilling insight into how some see the ultimate strategic calculations in...

4 August 2020
Kim Hoggard

In a highly anticipated announcement this week, US Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is expected to declare which woman will be his running mate for November's presidential election.

This choice is historic. Given...

3 August 2020
Stephen Loosley

Legend has it that before he accepted Jack Kennedy’s offer to be his vice-presidential running mate, made at the Democratic National Convention in July 1960 in Los Angeles’ Biltmore Hotel, senator Lyndon B...

3 August 2020
Ashley Townshend, Brendan Thomas-Noone

Amid the pandemic and intensifying strategic competition, the Australia-US alliance is working to adapt to myriad Indo-Pacific challenges and provide critical health security and defence support to our partners.

That’s the key message...

30 July 2020
David Uren

The idea that Australia faces a tension between its security alliance with the United States and its economic relationship with China overlooks the importance of its economic relationship with the United States.


29 July 2020