Topic-Public Diplomacy

Foreign policy: Charting Australia’s diplomatic future

CAITLIN BYRNE  | In a rapidly changing world, the unveiling of the Foreign Policy White Paper, represents the closest thing the Turnbull government has… Read More

Technological change and the 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper

In November 2017, the Australian government released its Foreign Policy White Paper to a flurry of interest and speculation as to how Australia will chart… Read More

Coral Bell and the ‘concert of powers’ problem

IAN HALL | The End of the Vasco da Gama Era is vintage Coral Bell: bold and trenchant, with plenty on which both academics… Read More

Reading between the lines of North Korea’s letter

PETER LAYTON | The Foreign Affairs Committee of the DPRK Supreme People’s Assembly has been busy sending open letters to various foreign parliaments. … Read More

Doklam, the diplomacy of anger, and the Sino-Indian standoff

IAN HALL | The ten-week standoff between Chinese and Indian troops in Doklam, in territory disputed by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Bhutan,… Read More

A Contested Asia: What comes after US strategic predominance?

2017 Griffith Asia Lecture by Mr Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, 6 September 2017… Read More

Australia–Philippines strategic relations: taking the long view

The Philippines is poised to become strategically more important to Australia, leading to opportunities for intensified defence cooperation. At a recent dialogue held in Manila… Read More

Five Eyes and the perils of an asymmetric alliance

Five Eyes is the oldest and most prominent intelligence alliance in the world. But does Australia’s membership in the alliance expose it to undue influence… Read More

Storytelling, soft power and the craft of public diplomacy

CAITLIN BYRNE  | Last month, Griffith Asia Institute invited one of Australia’s emerging artists: musician, singer and songwriter Marcus Corowa, to launch the Roundtable… Read More

Watch this space: the Pacific’s great ocean states

It is now widely accepted that the 21st century will be a ‘Pacific Century’ for global geopolitics, with the Pacific Ocean providing the stage1. Read More


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