Topic-Public Diplomacy

Weekly Pacific Bulletin | 24 June

Tess Newton Cain's weekly bulletin looks at the deferral of the changeover for Secretary General, Kiribati elections overshadowed, 9th COVID-19 case in PNG, trade developments in Solomon Islands and PNG and USP reinstates VC. Read More

Weekly Pacific Bulletin

TESS NEWTON CAIN  |    Former Prime Minister arrested on arrival in PNG Former Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was arrested on his arrival into… Read More

In the age of the COVID-19 crisis, have journalists become the new diplomats?

Bradley McConachie describes an expanded role of journalists in the era of COVID-19 and discusses the effects. Read More

When it comes to the Pacific the feeling is mutual: How do Australian diplomats and their academic counterparts see each other?

There are some moments which focus into sharp relief only months later. I experienced one of them after taking on a new role as… Read More

Griffith Asia Institute brings diplomacy to the table in Malaysia

The Griffith Asia Institute in partnership with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) convened a one-day Diplomacy Roundtable in Penang, Malaysia on Friday… Read More

Diplomacy beyond the spectacle of the summit

CAITLIN BYRNE  | Twelve months ago, it would have been inconceivable to contemplate Donald Trump gearing up to meet, face to face, with his… Read More

Australia’s diplomats are reliable in a volatile world

Contrary to recent claims that the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade has become left-leaning and bureaucratic, DFAT serves the national interest in a way… Read More

The 2018 Raisina Dialogue: What significance for Australia?

CAITLIN BYRNE  | Geopolitics is back, with hard power as its driving force and the Indo-Pacific its centre stage. These were the key messages… Read More

Sport and diplomacy on the Korean Peninsula

CAITLIN BYRNE  | Sport, it would seem, has paved the way for limited but significant diplomatic success on the Korean Peninsula. The Pyeongchang Winter… Read More

Diplomacy on the doorstep: Australia’s equivocal Indonesian relationship

With close to 300 million people, and a GDP that for the first time last year hit USD$1 trillion, Australia has been quick to take… Read More


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