Tag Archives: ANZUS

RICHARD WOOLCOTT. Australian security and trade policy for 2017 and beyond.

The key issue is not what President Trump says on behalf of the United States but, what the United States actually does.  

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , | 3 Comments

ANDREW FARRAN.  More troops to Afghanistan: at best a patch job; at worst perpetuating futility

Whereas economic globalisation might seem for a time to be on the wane, in the military sphere globalisation is on the rise. Regional alliances are being transformed into global alliances. ANZUS has been merged de facto into NATO, and where … Continue reading

Posted in Defence/Security | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

ALISON BROINOWSKI. What Australian Foreign Policy?

Insider, analyst and adviser Allan Gyngell finds that Australian defence and foreign policy are more bipartisan than ever. But even as Australia’s national security agenda metastesizes, we have more to fear from an unreliable ally and an increasingly lawless world. … Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Reviews, Defence/Security, International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

ALISON BROINOWSKI. Don’t ask about the war.

John Howard contributed to world events which are still affecting us: invasion, illegality, sycophancy to our allies, refugees, and even Brexit and Trump. Why do Australians not hold him accountable?  

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

We need a transformational foreign policy.

The following submission to the Hon. Julie Bishop for the White Paper on Foreign Affairs and Trade has also been sent to the Prime Minister, the Leader of the Opposition and Senator Wong, as well as selected MPs and Senators.

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on We need a transformational foreign policy.

JOHN McCARTHY. Preparing for Trump

ANZUS has morphed from an alliance to a sacrosanct ethos to which all Australians are supposed to subscribe. It is time it went back to what it was supposed to be – an alliance. … To differ with the Americans … Continue reading

Posted in International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

ALISON BROINOWSKI. Trump – Seize the moment. Quo vadis series.

Quo vadis – Australian foreign policy and ANZUS. Summary. We have a unique moment to do something Australia has never done – make a rational distinction between our national interests and our enduring regard for the US.

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on ALISON BROINOWSKI. Trump – Seize the moment. Quo vadis series.

CAVAN HOGUE. Has the alliance got us into more trouble than it has got us out of? Quo vadis series.

Quo vadis – Australian foreign policy and ANZUS. Summary. Trump does give us an opportunity to do things we should have done long ago.

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs, Politics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on CAVAN HOGUE. Has the alliance got us into more trouble than it has got us out of? Quo vadis series.

TONY KEVIN. Trumpageddon? Not quite …. not yet.

  Trump’s victory speech said all the right things. No talk now of putting Hillary in jail. On the contrary: gracious tribute for her hard-fought campaign. And promises to heal wounds, to be a president for all Americans. And new … Continue reading

Posted in Defence/Security, International Affairs | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments