January 4, 2022

Program Lead Melissa Conley Tyler on how foreign policy is more than defence

Foreign Policy Is More Than Defence

Writing in the Evatt Foundation Journal, AP4D Program Lead Melissa Conley Tyler outlines how Australia can rebalance its approach to foreign policy.

No matter what Australia spends, it is not going to have the largest or most powerful military in the region. But it is realistic to have the most effective diplomats promoting its interests and to be the most trusted development partner, showing off positive Australian traits like pragmatism and problem-solving. Australia needs to respect and resource all these elements of statecraft to increase its influence in a contested world.
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