Reimagining Australia's international relations.

A platform for collaboration between the development, diplomacy and defence communities.

AP4D brings together individuals and organisations united by a mission to reimagine Australia's international relations.

AP4D provides a platform for constructive dialogue, fresh ideas and future-focused debate on Australia's role in the Asia-Pacific.

Allan Gyngell AO
“Australia’s capacity to shape the world by persuading others will determine how effectively we can deal with the unparalleled international challenges ahead. That requires us to coordinate all our national assets in new ways. AP4D is a model for what needs to be done.”

Allan Gyngell AO

National President, Australian Institute of International Affairs

Allan Gyngell AO
"Development assistance builds livelihoods and is a multiplier of peace, security and cooperation. Australia needs strong relationships with our neighbours in an uncertain strategic environment."

Marc Purcell

CEO, Australian Council for International Development

Allan Gyngell AO
"Our strategic circumstances demand we overcome foreign policy silos. AP4D is the platform for integrated debate, fresh ideas, and the merging of interests between development, diplomacy and defence communities."

Bridi Rice

Founding Co-convenor, AP4D

News & updates

December 1, 2021

AP4D Co-chair Michael Wesley writes on the need for an inclusive Asia narrative

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November 16, 2021

Program Lead Melissa Conley Tyler writes about the importance of diplomacy in The Conversation

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November 10, 2021

AP4D featured at the 2021 Taipei Security Dialogue

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October 5, 2021

We’re hiring: Part-Time Program Officer, Asia-Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence (AP4D)

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October 5, 2021

Expressions of Interest Sought for Editorial Support

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August 5, 2021

Asia Pacific Development, Diplomacy and Defence Dialogue (AP4D) welcomes Melissa Conley Tyler as inaugural Program Lead

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