Michael Fullilove of the Lowy Institute speaks on the extradition of Julian Assange at the National Press Club

A prominent Australian critic of Julian Assange has issued a new warning about the detained WikiLeaks founder. A leading foreign policy analyst and prominent critic of Julian Assange has said the detained WikiLeaks founder should not be the Australian government’s “only priority”. The Lowy Institute’s executive director, Michael Fullilove, has urged the Albanian government to … Read more

Why China is unlikely to overtake the United States to become the biggest economy in the world

For decades, it has been one of the great truisms of global foreign policy; the “inexorable rise of China”. Never a question of if but only when, the betting amongst academics, politicians and diplomats has concentrated on how long it would take for China to overtake the United States as the world’s biggest economy. Its … Read more

Morrison’s ‘arc of autocracy’ speech is foreign policy tripe

A recent foreign policy speech by Scott Morrison has revealed his misguided view of Australian sovereignty, writes Dr Binoy Kampmark. GRAND FOREIGN POLICY SPEECHES are not usually the specialty of Australian Prime Ministers. Little insight can be gleaned from them. A more profitable exercise would be consulting the US State Department’s briefings, which give more … Read more

Russia-Ukraine: Morrison slams China, Putin, issues warning for Australia

The Prime Minister will issue a chilling warning to the nation on Monday, as he announces major moves to stare down a “new arc of autocracy”. Scott Morrison will warn Australia that autocratic dictators threaten to “reset the world order” in a clear reference to the risk of China following Russia’s lead and launching assaults … Read more

Scott Morrison Covid: National security committee with Dutton, Frydenberg, before testing positive

The PM attended a national security committee meeting hours before he tested positive for Covid-19, prompting urgent RAT tests for senior leaders. The Prime Minister attended a meeting of the national security committee of cabinet just hours before he tested positive for Covid-19, prompting rapid antigen tests for some of the government’s most senior leaders. … Read more