Global Outlook

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

Why a New Ruling on the Law of the Sea and Climate Change Matters for Australia and Especially Our Island Neighbours

By Clive Schofield and Karen Scott  |  27 May, 2024

The International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has found countries are obliged to protect the oceans from climate change impacts under the law of the sea.

The Quad, Maritime Security, and Climate Change

By Robert Mizo  |  15 May, 2024

The Quad has an opportunity (and a need) to revamp itself as a bigger, more durable platform by engaging with diverse concerns of the region, including non-traditional ones, particularly climate change.

It's China, Stupid! Why the West Is Courting India

By Herbert Wulf  |  22 April, 2024

The West—the US, the EU, Germany, Japan, Australia and many other countries—are courting the Indian government and vying for India's partnership, for the closest possible political and economic relations.

Iran-Israel: The Escalation Calculus

By Lydia Khalil  |  19 April, 2024

Iran’s weekend strike against Israel was thwarted, but how should we calculate its impacts?

Have New Zealanders Really Been ‘Misled’ About AUKUS, or Is Involvement Now a Foregone Conclusion?

By Marco de Jong and Robert Patman  |  16 April, 2024

Any assessment of New Zealand’s strategic interests must be clear-eyed and not clouded by partial truths or wishful thinking.

Agonizing over Europe’s Defence: Some Narratives are Getting Ahead of the Facts

By Herbert Wulf  |  04 April, 2024

Russia's aggression against Ukraine in February two years ago was a shock to European security policy. It did not come entirely out of the blue, however, because Russia had already annexed Crimea in 2014 in violation of international law. But the great rupture in European security architecture happened in February 2022.

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