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Colin Chapman

About Colin Chapman

Colin Chapman is a writer, broadcaster and public speaker, who specialises in geopolitics, international economics, and global media issues. He is a former president of AIIA NSW and was appointed a fellow of the AIIA in 2017.

The future on both sides of the Atlantic

2020 was a year most will wish to forget. Yet, we cannot do that. Too much of what has caused us so much grief and suffering, sending the world into a tailspin, will be carried forward into next year, rather … Continue reading

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EU proposal marking a new chapter

The European Union has reacted with uncharacteristic speed to US president-elect Joe Biden’s call for a revived and enhanced transatlantic relationship by circulating to the 27 member leaders and European parliamentarians a draft plan for a comprehensive new alliance. It … Continue reading

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Boris spends big on defence and climate change

While facing what officials describe as a scary economic outlook with Britain’s finances in their worst state since World War II, Boris Johnson has announced a surge in public spending of over A$50 billion to combat climate change and modernise … Continue reading

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High drama in Downing Street – Dominic Cummings sacked

Aficionados of the award-winning Netflix royal drama The Crown can look forward to a treat this weekend as the latest series gets under way, said to be the bitchiest yet. Meanwhile, the Dominic Cummings show has been playing nightly to … Continue reading

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The real originator of fake news is Trump

We always knew that Donald Trump would be a bad loser. It is not in his genes to accept defeat by not-so-sleepy Joe Biden with good grace, or even bad grace.

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A new dawn for international relations: Joe Biden and the Asia Pacific

Most of the leaders of the myriad of democracies in the Asia Pacific region slept easily in their beds on Wednesday night as Joe Biden came from behind to win first, the largest number of votes in any American presidential … Continue reading

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US Election: keep an eye on the swing states

The swing states to keep your eyes on are Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Arizona, and, of course Florida. All were won by Trump in 2016; if he falls in two or more of these states the chances are that Biden will be … Continue reading

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Foreign policy and the US election

Foreign policy has rarely been raised as an issue in the state-by-state verbalities ahead of the November 3 election. Nearly all the discussions have focused on domestic economic and social issues, with repeated arguments about the contrasting personalities and frailties … Continue reading

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Remembering Harold Evans (AIIA Oct 9, 2020)

Harold Evans had an indefatigable role in encouraging and expanding coverage of international affairs in the publications he edited and in the books he published. He also had great enthusiasm for hiring and fostering well-trained Australian journalists.

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