Tag Archive for: "diplomacy"
Singapore and Oz: mismatched mates

Singapore and Australia have nothing in common but share much. No similarities, yet multiple places where interests and attitudes touch or chime. Geographically, they are mismatched mates: the nation with a continent to itself shares …

The Iran nuclear deal: a diplomatic marvel

Acquiring nuclear weapons is a difficult, costly and prolonged process. It’s also dangerous because adversaries will be tempted to strike before you succeed. States that embark on this path do so for what they consider …

An optimist’s toast for Australia and Indonesia

This post has been adapted from a recent ASPI panel discussion ‘Australia and Indonesia: getting back on track’. The full video of the event is available here.  As a born optimist, I share Benjamin Franklin’s sentiment—misquoted …