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We Can't Just Rely On US To Defend Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
The Daily Telegraph 12th April, 2017

The US missile strike in Syria, rising tensions with North Korea, China's creeping militarisation of the South China Sea, and recent terror attacks...

British Divorce Will Be Australia's Gain

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
The Daily Telegraph 30th March, 2017

If June 23, 2016, marked the beginning of the end of Britain's membership of the EU, today marks the end of that beginning. Now the two-year...

Donald Trump's new security adviser must learn to master chaos

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 22nd February, 2017

After just four weeks, the Trump administration finds itself beset by problems, many of them related to national security: the botched executive...

Trump's artless deals will deeply disturb allies after Turnbull call

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 3rd February, 2017

Tough phone calls between Australian prime ministers and other world leaders are nothing new; I have been present for a number of them. Even when...

Shinzo Abe's visit reminds us what a crucial ally he is to Australia

Ideas & Liberty | Andrew Shearer
Australian Financial Review 16th January, 2017

It is doubtful many Australians realise what a consequential leader Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been for Australia. During Abe's first,...

Britian's first post-Brexit PM Theresa May will be tested

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Herald Sun 14th July, 2016

Theresa May is Britain's new prime minister. Should we "Keep Calm and Carry On" or hit the panic button? The initial reaction from markets and the...

Brexit is shaping as the EU's swansong

Ideas & Liberty | Georgina Downer
Herald Sun 20th June, 2016

Next Thursday 23 June, British voters will go to the polls to decide whether to remain in the European Union or leave it. Since joining the EU over...

The once-in-a-generation change to our foreign policy

Ideas & Liberty Sydney Morning Herald 13th June, 2016

Great sea changes of foreign-policy opinion are rare in Australian politics, taking place perhaps once in a generation. But there is ample evidence...

Hairy ride ahead for billionaire buffoon Donald Trump

Ideas & Liberty The Australian 7th April, 2016

The Republican presidential race continues to fascinate and horrify the wider world. What we are witnessing here is the political equivalent of a...

UN sustainable development goals won't help the poor

Ideas & Liberty | Peter Gregory
The Ethics Centre 6th October, 2015

The UN ratified its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a month ago. $US2.5 trillion of foreign aid spending between 2015 and 2030 will be devoted...