Anthony Milner is International Director, Asialink, University of Melbourne, and served for a decade on the Howard Government Foreign Affairs Council.
Lessons from our diplomacy in Asia in the 1930s
Scott Morrison says he has been “revisiting” the 1930s, a period in which Australia faced an “existential threat”. The strategies of conservative policy makers of the 1930s are worth examining by today’s leaders so we don’t repeat the disasters of that time. Continue reading »
Asia is more than the US and China but we don’t understand Asia.
Our Asia expertise is not strengthening but in decline. A decrease in research funding for Asia-related topics, a fall in Asian language learning by English-speaking students, a growing neglect of Asian histories and cultures and a serious threat to our library acquisitions – these are dangerous trends at a time when we must have a Continue reading »