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September 24, 2018

Asia
How Will Australia’s Repeated Leadership ‘Spills’ Impact Its Foreign Policy?

Last month, an internal party ballot within the ruling Liberal Party ousted former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. He was replaced by Scott Morrison, who had previously served as Australia’s treasur…

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September 30, 2016

Economics
A Conversation with Martha Chen

Martha Chen addressed the overrepresentation of women in the informal economy and the challenges they face – including low earnings and lack of social protections, which reinforce the cycle of povert…

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August 29, 2018

Australia
Australia’s New Brutal Politics—Not New, and Not That Brutal

Tom Switzer is executive director of the Centre for Independent Studies in Sydney and a presenter at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s Radio National.  As Australia welcomes Scott Morrison a…

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June 29, 2018

Women and Women's Rights
Women This Week: Saudi Women at the Wheel

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering June 24 to June 29, was compiled with sup…

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February 5, 2015

Australia
Tony Abbott Has To Go

Important: The views expressed on this blog are my own. The Council on Foreign Relations takes no positions on matters of policy or politics.  Is Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott the most incom…

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September 27, 2011

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

JAMES ZIRIN: This promises to be a really exciting program. We're delighted to have Foreign Minister Natalegawa with us. Just a few ground rules, which I'm compelled to inform you of, even though y…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

Indonesian minister of foreign relations, Marty Natalegawa, discusses Indonesia's relationship with the United States, China, and ASEAN, as well as efforts to overcome terrorism and international mar…

September 20, 2010

Indonesia
A Conversation with Marty Natalegawa

LEE CULLUM: Let's get started. First I want to thank you, Richard, and Nancy (sp), and Megan (sp), and the meetings committee, who have put together -- meetings department, I should say -- who have …

February 10, 2015

Australia
Tony Abbott Lives for Another Day – Now What?

Important: The views expressed on this blog are my own. The Council on Foreign Relations takes no positions on matters of policy or politics.  Just before New Year’s, I predicted that Australian Pri…

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