Caitlin Byrne

Taking stock of Xi’s new narrative for Asia

CAITLIN BYRNE  | Last week, China’s President Xi Jinping delivered a landmark speech, centred on the significance of Asian civilizations and affirming his aspiration… Read More

“They are us”: Ardern’s leadership in the face of crisis

CAITLIN BYRNE  | “They are us.” The words that New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern chose to express her condolences to the victims… Read More

Perspectives:Asia | As China rises, can its culture conquer the world?

To celebrate the release of the February 2019 issue of Australian Foreign Affairs 5, Are We Asian Yet? contributing author Linda Jaivin writes about how… Read More

Can the Quad navigate the complexities of a dynamic Indo-Pacific?

CAITLIN BYRNE  | The past year has seen the revival of the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue, a mechanism which enables dialogue between four major democracies… Read More

Wrapping up a remarkable 2018

CAITLIN BYRNE  | The year began, for me at least, in New Delhi as part of Australian Government delegation to the Raisina Dialogue (India’s… Read More

Leadership and regionalism in South East Asia – with Dr Marty Natalegawa

CAITLIN BYRNE  | As 2018 draws to a close, Australia’s relationship with Indonesia could not be more important. Although the approach — from both… Read More

Finding Australia’s soft power

CAITLIN BYRNE  | The former Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop recently launched Australia’s first-ever review of soft power. It’s a bold move, flagging… 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

China-Australia Cooperation Forum: Promoting cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region

COLIN MACKERRAS | 中澳合作论坛: 亚洲—太平洋地区发展与合作 A Personal Perspective on a Major Conference The China-Australia Cooperation Forum was held at Fuzhou University, Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China,… 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

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