Foreign affairs

Research espionage is a real threat – but a drastic crackdown could stifle vital international collaboration

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Conversation on February 16 2024.

Geopolitically sustainable green energy agenda

December

By Corey Lee Bell and Elena Collinson 

Note: This article appeared in E-International Relations on February 7 2024.

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: January 2024

December

By Elena Collinson and Corey Lee Bell

Key points

- In a wide-ranging new year press conference, PRC Ambassador to Australia Xiao Qian proposes restarting joint military exercises and calls for more science and technology cooperation

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: December 2023

December

By Elena Collinson and Corey Lee Bell

 

Key points

- Prime Minister Anthony Albanese delivers a major foreign policy speech, placing ‘priority on communication over confrontation’ and outlining an approach of ‘patience and perseverance’

Australia-China monthly wrap-up: November 2023

December

Only the hawks are unhappy as China relations stabilise

December

By James Laurenceson

Note: This article appeared in The Australian Financial Review on January 15 2024.

Australia’s China hawks spent 2023 becoming increasingly frustrated by the Albanese government’s handling of relations with Beijing. By year’s end, the accusations and insults were flying freely.

Vietnam’s pivot

December

By Marina Zhang

Note: This article appeared in The Interpreter on January 15 2024.

What risks upsetting the Australia-China detente in 2024?

December

By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on December 29 2023.

Australia-China: Where to now?

December

By Elena Collinson 

Note: This article appeared in 9DASHLINE on December 14 2023.

After seven years marked by bullying and heavy-handed tactics by Beijing, episodes of diplomatic inelegance by Canberra, and the asperity of mutual criticism, Australia-China relations have tentatively shifted to a more normalised state.

Pacific Island countries’ seesawing security diplomacy

December

By Corey Lee Bell

Note: This article appeared in The Diplomat on December 7 2023.