Canberra finds itself with limited leverage in its bid to secure the release of Australian nationals held in Tehran.
A new book takes apart Australia's recent move towards a more secret state, and the implications it might have for the health of our democracy.
The Prime Minister has prospered as his party’s marketer-in-chief. Statecraft demands a different, more subtle set of skills.
Australia’s ability to trade with the UK in a post-Brexit environment may not be as easy as advertised.
The espionage allegation against the Australian writer comes against a backdrop of rising trade and political tensions – and the Australian government's response is hardening.
Canberra may be making a limited commitment but what if there is an incident leading to an escalation and Australia finds itself embroiled in a wider conflict?
Backbencher Andrew Hastie's recent opinion piece has caused ructions within the government, but Scott Morrison needs to articulate a clear policy on China that also allows for dissenting voices.
Trade-offs look increasingly unlikely in the Trump-Xi trade war and economic rations are looking bleaker.
The government needs to be extremely wary of getting suckered into a militarised China containment policy that would further exacerbate regional tensions.
With the experience of hastily joining the US-lead invasion of Iraq in 2003 still fresh, the federal government must ensure it has a clear view of the limits of any new commitment.