Tag Archives: Stephen FitzGerald

STEPHEN FITZGERALD. Donald Trump. Seizing the opportunity to strengthen relations with countries in Asia.

Kim Beazley, as shocked as anyone by the election result, has said: “We do have one advantage going for us with a Trump presidency, and that’s this. We are a member of the only American alliance that the Trump people … Continue reading

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STEPHEN FITZGERALD. China’s deepening engagement in Australian society: is it a concern?

  The PRC government’s influence in domestic Australia – long active but not altogether visible or much remarked – is now emerging as a big, contentious and potentially disruptive issue in the relationship, and a thorny one for policy-makers. In … Continue reading

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STEPHEN FITZGERALD. Security in the region. (Repost from Policy Series)

Paul Keating and Gareth Evans used to claim, with justification, that by the mid-1990s Australia had become ‘the odd man in’ in Asia. This was in significant part because of the headway they’d made in Southeast Asia, with ASEAN countries, … Continue reading

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Stephen FitzGerald. Security in the region.

Fairness, Opportunity and Security. A policy series edited by Michael Keating and John Menadue. Paul Keating and Gareth Evans used to claim, with justification, that by the mid-1990s Australia had become ‘the odd man in’ in Asia. This was in … Continue reading

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Paul Barratt. Goodwill between countries matters.

In his Australia Day post Abbott’s relations with China Australia’s first Ambassador to the People’s Republic, Stephen Fitzgerald, begins ‘Can you believe the Abbott government has any idea where it’s headed on relations with China? Whatever you think of China’s … Continue reading

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