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Last Updated: 4 April 2013



Links to Articles in 2013

Links to Articles in 2012

Links to Articles in 2011

Links to Articles in 2010


More recent articles are at the top of each section

Transcript of Joint Press Conference on Australia’s White Paper on Defence, 3 May 2013, is available at: http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/transcript-joint-press-conference-51.  The Media Release on the White Paper can be downloaded at: http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/2013-defence-white-paper-australian-defence-force-posture and the final report, entitled Australian Defence Force Posture Review is available at: http://www.defence.gov.au/oscdf/adf-posture-review/docs/final/default.htm.

Text of speech by US Secretary of Defence Chuck Hagel at National Defence University, Washington, DC, 3 April 2013 is available at: http://www.defense.gov/speeches/speech.aspx?speechid=1764.

Coleen Curtis, “In Miami, President Obama Talks About His Plan to Put People to Work Rebuilding America”, The White House Blog, 29 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2013/03/29/miami-president-obama-talks-about-his-plan-put-people-work-rebuilding-america.  Commentary by Dominic Rushe, “Obama Unveils Plans to Pump billions into US Infrastructure in Miami Speech”, The Guardian, http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/mar/29/obama-us-infrastructure-spending-miami-speech.

 “Transcript of Obama’s Speech in Israel”, The New York Times, 21 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/world/middleeast/transcript-of-obamas-speech-in-israel.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0.  Comment on the speech: Rick Gladstone, “Obama Lays Out Case for Israel to Revive Peace Talks”, The New York Times, 21 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/world/middleeast/obama-lays-out-case-for-israel-to-revive-peace-talks.html.  For additional information:  Julian Pecquet and Justin Sink, “Obama Urges Israel, Palestinians to Resume Mideast Peace Negotiations”, The Hill, 21 March 2013.  Available at: http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/middle-east-north-africa/289579-obama-urges-israel-palestinians-to-renew-peace-talks.  Also: Hussein Ibish, “Crowd-Sourcing Peace”, Foreign Policy, 21s March 2013.  Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/03/21/crowdsourcing_peace_obama_israel_speech.  Comments from a Palestinian-American journalist:  Ramzy Baroud, “Obama’s Peace Antics in Israel: Four More Years of This? – OpEd”, Eurasia Review, 27 March 2013.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/author/ramzy-baroud/.

Full text in English of the “Concept of the Foreign Policy of the Russian Federation”, Approved by President of the Russian Federation, V Putin on 12 February 2013 is available at: http://www.mid.ru/bdomp/brp_4.nsf/e78a48070f128a7b43256999005bcbb3/76389fec168189ed44257b2e0039b16d!OpenDocument.  A commentary by Witold Rodkiewicz from the Centre of Eastern Studies (Poland), entitled “The Russian Federation’s Foreign Policy Concept” is available at: http://www.osw.waw.pl/en/publikacje/eastweek/2013-02-20/russian-federation-s-foreign-policy-concept.

 “Full Text of Gillard’s Speech to the National Press Club”, 30 January 2013 is available at: http://australianpolitics.com/2013/01/30/gillard-uses-npc-speech-to-announce-sep14-election.html.

The full text of President Obama’s second inaugural address, delivered on 21 January 2013 is available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/president-obamas-second-inaugural-address-transcript/2013/01/21/f148d234-63d6-11e2-85f5-a8a9228e55e7_story.html?hpid=z3.  Reporters and editors from The New York Times offered context and analysis on President Obama’s inaugural address at: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/22/us/politics/22obama-inaugural-speech-annotated.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20130122#/?annotation=b85fa54df.

No author cited, “A New Ideology for Political Ends”, The Economist, 15 December 2013.  Available at: http://www.economist.com/news/europe/21568431-vladimir-putins-state-nation-address-new-ideology-political-ends.





Links to Articles in 2012

Full text of Hu’s report to the 18th Party Congress, dated 18 November 2012, is available at: http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012cpc/2012-11/18/content_15939493.htm.

David Wroe, “Hillary Clinton Encourages Australia-India Relationship”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 November 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/hillary-clinton-encourages-australiaindia-relationship-20121113-29aw9.html.

Text of speech by US Secretary of Defence Leon E Panetta on Cybersecurity, 11 October 2012, is available at: http://www.defense.gov/transcripts/transcript.aspx?transcriptid=5136.

Editorial, “A Rancorous Debate When Politics Gets Personal”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/editorial/a-rancorous-debate-when-politics-gets-personal-20121010-27dhk.html.  See also Peter Hartcher, “We Expected More of Gillard”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 October 2012.  Available at:

http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/we-expected-more-of-gillard-20121009-27bd6.html.  Additional comment from across the Pacific, Amelia Lester, “Ladylike: Julia Gillard’s Misogyny Speech”, The New Yorker, 9 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/newsdesk/2012/10/julia-gillards-misogyny-speech.html.

Mitt Romney, “Text of Romney’s Foreign Policy Address at VMI”, Human Events, 8 October 2012.  Available at: http://www.humanevents.com/2012/10/08/text-of-romneys-vmi-foreign-policy-address/.

Text of US President Barack Obama’s remarks to the UN General Assembly on 25 September 2012 is available at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/25/remarks-president-un-general-assembly.

Text of former US President Bill Clinton’s speech at the 2012 Democratic National Convention is available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/us/politics/transcript-of-bill-clintons-speech-to-the-democratic-national-convention.html?pagewanted=all.

Michael Bachelard, “Ships Ignored Survivors’ Pleas”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/ships-ignored-survivors-pleas-20120831-2551a.html.  See also open email to Joe Hockey MP by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommenttoHockey.pdf.

Michelle Granttan, “Jones Takes Aim at Union Leaders’ ‘Control of ALP’”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/jones-takes-aim-at-union-leaders-control-of-alp-20120808-23uo8.html.

Paul Keating, former Prime Minister of Australia, “Why America Cannot Ignore The China Choice”, East Asia Forum, 8 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/08/08/why-america-cannot-ignore-the-china-choice/.  For further comment, Peter Hartcher, “Any China Conversation is Better than None at All”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 14 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/any-china-conversation-better-than-none-at-all-20120813-244vd.html.

Michelle Grattan, “Real Battles Lie Within Abbott’s Own Camp”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/real-battles-lie-within-abbotts-own-camp-20120803-23kw1.html.

Stephen Smith MP Minister for Defence, speech to the Australian Strategic Policy Institute “Australia’s Changing Strategic Circumstances”, 1 August 2012.  Available at: http://www.minister.defence.gov.au/2012/08/01/minister-for-defence-to-the-australian-strategic-policy-institute-aspi-australias-changing-strategic-circumstances/.

Peter Hartcher, “Decline and Fall in the US”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/decline-and-fall-in-the-us-20120727-22zjd.html. 

Michelle Grattan, “Subtle Is Not Abbott’s Style, Home of Away”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/subtle-is-not-abbotts-style-home-or-away-20120726-22v8u.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonAbbott.pdf.

Phillip Coorey, “Engagement, Diplomacy Essential to Deal with China’s Rise, Says Rudd”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/engagement-diplomacy-essential-to-deal-with-chinas-rise-says-rudd-20120724-22nl4.html. 

John Garnaut, “Abbott Talks Tough During China Visit”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/abbott-talks-tough-during-china-visit-20120724-22nkw.html.  The text of Tony Abbott’s speech to AustCham-Beijing on 24 July 2012 is available at: http://www.tonyabbott.com.au/News/tabid/94/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8818/Address-to-AustCham-Beijing-China.aspx.

Judith Ireland, “Carr Caught in US Political Crossfire”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/carr-caught-in-us-political-crossfire-20120723-22k5b.html.  The media release about the discussion is available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/releases/2012/bc_mr_120723a.html.  The text of the speech of Senator Carr to the CSIS Banyan Tree Leadership Forum, at which the comment was first presented, can be obtained with the link given below (under the 18 May link).  See also comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonCarr4.pdf.

Tony Abbott MP, Leader of the Opposition, Address to the Heritage Foundation, Washington, DC, 18 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.tonyabbott.com.au/News/tabid/94/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/8816/Address-to-the-Heritage-Foundation-Washington-DC.aspx.

Nick O’Malley, “Radicals Push Members Out on a Wing”, Sydney Morning Herald, 14 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/radicals-push-members-out-on-a-wing-20120713-2218k.html.

The Crunch Blog, “Labor v Greens, Word for Word”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blogs/the-crunch/labor-v-greens-word-for-word-20120711-21vtn.html.

Bob Brown, “Last Woman Standing”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/last-woman-standing-20120711-21w41.html.

Jacqueline Maley, “The Greens: Loony, Extreme or Just a Little Left-Wing?” The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 July 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/the-greens-loony-extreme-or-just-a-little-leftwing-20120710-21t4f.html.

Xinhua, “Chinese Top leaders Call for Innovation in Science, Technology”, People’s Daily, 9 July 2012.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90785/7868420.html.

John Garnaut, “China Ties at Risk Without Real Leaders, Says Expert”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/china-ties-at-risk-without-real-leaders-says-expert-20120628-2158p.html.  The 16-page document entitled Australia-China Ties: In Search of Political Trust is available at: http://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/australia-china-ties-search-political-trust.

Ryan Lizza, “What Would Obama Do If Re-elected?”, The New Yorker, 18 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/06/18/120618fa_fact_lizza?currentPage=all.

David Maraniss, “How Obama Became Black”, The Washington Post, 15 June 2012.  Available at:


John Dickerkson, “Not Jeb Bush’s GOP”, Slate, 11 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2012/06/jeb_bush_s_ideas_

Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defence, “The US Rebalance Towards the Asia-Pacific”, Speech at the 11th IISS Asia Security Summit, The Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore, 2 June 2012.  Transcript and video available at: http://www.iiss.org/conferences/the-shangri-la-dialogue/shangri-la-dialogue-2012/speeches/first-plenary-session/leon-panetta/.

Shreya Singh, “Factionalism in China: Between ‘Princelings’andTuanpai’ – Analysis”, Eurasia Review, 1 June 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/01062012-factionalism-in-china-between-princelings-and-tuanpai-analysis/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Philip Wen, “Cold War Warning as China Hits Out at Defence Co-operation with US”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/cold-war-warning-as-china-hits-out-at-defence-cooperation-with-us-20120514-1ynbl.html. 

See also: Senator the Hon Bob Carr, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Australia, the US and the Rise of the Asia Pacific”, speech to the CSIS Banyan Tree Leadership Forum, Washington, D C, 25 April 2012.  Available at: http://foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2012/bc_sp_120425.html.

For additional recent commentary on Australia-China relations: Hugh White, “China’s Choices and Ours”, East Asia Forum, 7 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2012/05/07/chinas-choices-and-ours/.

Editorial, “The Queen’s Speech: In Place of Strategy”, The Guardian, 9 May 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/may/09/queens-speech-coalition-strategy-editorial.

Michael Pascoe, “Run, Joe, Run”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/business/run-joe-run-20120420-1xau4.html.

Thomas Friedman, “Bloomberg Must Show Presidential Hopefuls Some Independent Thinking”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/bloomberg-must-show-presidential-hopefuls-some-independent-thinking-20120418-1x7if.html.

Dan Balz, “Lead-Up to Labor Day May Determine Winner of Presidential Race”, The Washington Post, 15 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/lead-up-to-labor-day-may-determine-winner-of-presidential-race/2012/04/14/gIQAPJiPHT_story.html.

Jessica Wright, “Bandt Becomes Greens’ Deputy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/bandt-becomes-greens-deputy-20120413-1wyee.html.

Boris Volkhonsky, “The US Is Arming the Gulf.  Against Whom? – OpEd. Eurasian Review, 3 April 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/03042012-the-us-is-arming-the-gulf-against-whom-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Xinhua, “Full Text of Li Keqiang’s Speech at Opening Ceremony of Boao Forum”, People’s Daily Online, 3 April 2012.  Available at: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/7777309.html.

John Garnaut, “Gillard Rejects Chinese Concerns about US Alliance”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/gillard-rejects-chinese-concerns-about-us-alliance-20120327-1vwwy.html.

William H Overholt, “TWQ: Reassessing China: Awaiting Xi Jinping, The Washington Quarterly, Spring 2012 (online article dated 19 March 2012).  Available from the index at: http://csis.org/twq/.

Jessica Wright and Daniel Flitton, “Carr Backs Away from PNG Sanctions Comments”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/political-news/carr-backs-away-from-png-sanctions-comments-20120316-1v9o4.html.  See comment by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonCarr3.pdf.

Peter Hartcher, “Round Two to Faceless Foes”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 3 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/round-two-to-faceless-foes-20120302-1u8br.html.

Bob Carr, “Social Democracy Crisis”, Australian Financial Review, 2 March 2012.  Available at: http://afr.com/p/lifestyle/review/social_democracy_crisis_u4r0mQqk1HtVucGGM3Y2jJ.

Adam Gartrell, “Carr a Good Fit for Rudd’s Shoes”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 March 2012.  Available at: http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-national/carr-a-good-fit-for-rudds-shoes-20120302-1u88r.html.  See commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonCarr.pdf.

Bob Carr, “Thought Lines with Bob Carr”, Issues of the Day.  Available at:  http://bobcarrblog.wordpress.com/.

Gareth Evans, “National Interest and Pride Demand We Fight to Join the UN Security Council”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 March 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/national-interest-and-pride-demand-we-fight-to-join-the-un-security-council-20120229-1u38x.html.

George Friedman, “Ad Hockery at Work”, MercatorNet, 29 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.mercatornet.com/articles/view/ad_hockery_at_work.

Tony Abbott, “On World Stage, Rudd Spoke Loudly and Carried a Small Stick”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/on-world-stage-rudd-spoke-loudly-and-carried-a-small-stick-20120222-1to4q.html.

Peter Manning, “Political Stance on Palestine Is Out of Step with Public Opinion”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/political-stance-on-palestine-is-out-of-step-with-public-opinion-20120212-1szkn.html.

Lenore Taylor, “Follow the Leader – It’s Not a Game”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 7 February 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/follow-the-leader--its-not-a-game-20120206-1r1wn.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H at: http://accci.com.au/JonesCommentonLeadershipBattle.pdf.

Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, “Democracy and the Quality of Government”, Government of the Russian Federation. 6 February 2012.  Available at: http://premier.gov.ru/eng/events/news/18006/.

Gordon Brown, “Europe’s Three-Dimensional Crisis”, The Guardian, 26 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/jan/26/europe-three-dimensional-crisis-gordon-brown?intcmp=239.

Fidel Castro, “Fidel Castro: World Peace Hanging by a Thread – OpEd”, Eurasian Review, 22 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.eurasiareview.com/22012012-fidel-castro-world-peace-hanging-by-a-thread-oped/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+eurasiareview%2FVsnE+%28Eurasia+Review%29.

Michael Short, “Why We Can’t Trust Gillard Any More”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/why-we-cant-trust-gillard-any-more-20120124-1qfo0.html.

Richard Ackland, “When Keeping Terror at Bay Means a Nation Loses It Soul”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 13 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/when-keeping-terror-at-bay-means-a-nation-loses-its-soul-20120112-1pxei.html.  See also commentary by Michael C H Jones at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonGuantanamo.pdf.

Eric Jensen, “The Age of the Amateur with Reason in Retreat”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 4 January 2012.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/age-of-the-amateur-with-reason-in-retreat-20120103-1pjd7.html.





Links to Articles in 2011

Malcolm Fraser, “Why Gillard’s Uranium-to-India Policy Is Dangerously Wrong”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/why-gillards-uraniumtoindia-policy-is-dangerously-wrong-20111211-1opki.html.

Anne Summers, “A Steep Mountain to Climb”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 December 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-steep-mountain-to-climb-20111209-1onj6.html.

Peter Costello, “Line of Left Behind Obama Forget Old Beliefs”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 25 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/line-of-left-behind-obama-forget-old-beliefs-20111122-1nspe.html.

Tom Allard, “Indonesia Offers Way to Defuse Tensions Over Base”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 November 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/indonesia-offers-way-to-defuse-tensions-over-base-20111120-1npbu.html.

Text of President Barack Obama’s address to the Australian Parliament on 17 February 2011 is available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/text-of-obamas-speech-to-parliament-20111117-1nkcw.html.  The video of the address in full is available at: http://media.smh.com.au/news/national-news/in-full-obamas-address-to-parliament-2778964.html.

Hillary Clinton, US Secretary of State, “America’s Pacific Century”, Foreign Policy, November 2011. Available at: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/10/11/americas_pacific_century?hidecomments=yes.

Rowan Callilck and Matthew Franklin, “Commonwealth Foreign Ministers to Tackle Rogue States”, The Australian, 29 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commonwealth-foreign-ministers-to-tackle-rogue-states/story-fnapmixa-1226180031685.

Phillip Coorey, “It’s Time for a Rethink on Free Trade, Says PM”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/its-time-for-a-rethink-on-free-trade-says-pm-20111025-1mi95.html.

Ben S. Bernanke, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the US Federal Reserve System, “The Effects of the Great Recession on Central Bank Doctrine and Practice” speech at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston 56th Economic Conference, Boston, Massachusetts, 18 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.federalreserve.gov/newsevents/speech/bernanke20111018a.htm.

Peter Hartcher, “Return of Mr Popular Raises Hackles on Both Sides of Chamber”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 12 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/return-of-mr-popular-raises-hackles-on-both-sides-of-chamber-20111011-1lj7y.html.

Catalina Camia, “New Hampshire Primary Could Be Dec. 6”, USA Today, 12 October 2011.  Available at: http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2011/10/new-hampshire-primary-bill-gardner-nevada-/1.

Yang Jianli, “Jon Huntsman, the Candidate Who Knows How to Talk to China”, The Guardian, 8 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/oct/08/jon-huntsman-candidate-china.

Tish Durkin, “5 Reasons the GOP Should Give Jon Huntsman Another Look”, The Week, 6 October 2011.  Available at:


Malcolm Turnbull, “Australia: A Friend to Two Giants”, The Guardian,  5 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/oct/05/australia-strategic-relations-china.

The Hon Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, “Speech to the AsiaLink and Asia Society Lunch”, Melbourne, 28 September 2100.  Available at: http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/speech-asialink-and-asia-society-lunch-melbourne.

Cancy Yeates and Phillip Coorey, “World on the Brink”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 24 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/world-on-the-brink-20110923-1kpqa.html.

Peter Hartcher, “Labor Wonders If Capitain Kev Can Steer Away from the Rocks”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 October 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/labor-wonders-if-captain-kev-can-steer-away-from-the-rocks-20110922-1kndq.html.

Nicholas Watt and Heather Stewart, “David Cameron: Global Economy Is Close to ‘Staring Down the Barrel”, The Guardian, 22 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2011/sep/22/global-economy-staring-barrel-cameron.

Pal Kelly, “How Did the Libs Get Into This Mess?”, The Australian, 13 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/opinion/how-did-the-libs-get-into-this-mess/story-e6frgd0x-1226135212541.

Mark Landler, “Obama Exhorts Congress on Jobs Plan”, The New York Times, 8 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/us/politics/09payroll.html?_r=1&ref=global-home.

Kirsty Needham, “Prediction of Refugee Riots Sparks Call for Sacking”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/prediction-of-refugee-riots-sparks-call-for-sacking-20110908-1jzxq.html.

Richard Ackland, “Suddenly, Ruddock Is a Human Rights Hero, “The Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/suddenly-ruddock-is-a-human-rights-hero-20110908-1jzrn.html.

Peter Hartcher, “Worlds Apart on Politics”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 August 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/worlds-apart-on-politics-20110826-1jecw.html.

Maureen Dowd, “Not OK at the OK Corral”, The New York Times, 26 July 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/27/opinion/27dowd.html?_r=1&nl=todaysheadlines&emc=tha212.

Electionsmeter.com, “Online Election Results for ‘CPC’ (China) in Graph”, 3 July 2011.  Available at:  http://electionsmeter.com/polls/communist-party-of-china.

Sinclair Davidson, “Brown’s Economic Xenophobia Will Cost Us Dearly”, The Australian, 30 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/browns-economic-xenophobia-will-cost-us-dearly/story-e6frg6zo-1226084437366.

Katharine Murphy, “Why Reith Was Too Much for Abbott’s Risk-Averse Liberals”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/why-reith-was-too-much-for-abbotts-riskaverse-liberals-20110626-1gllw.html.

Greg Sheridan, “Domestic Instability Obscures Big Strategic Changes”, The Australian, 23 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/domestic-instability-obscures-big-strategic-changes/story-e6frg6zo-1226080180667.  Commentary by Michael C H Jones is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonSheridan.pdf.

Peter Hartcher, “A Transformer’s Sequel”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 18 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/a-transformers-sequel-20110617-1g7xv.html.

Julie Bishop, “Protecting the Economic Power of the West”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 June 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blogs/the-bishops-gambit/protecting-the-economic-power-of-the-west-20110608-1friv.html.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “The Australian German Relationship in the Digital Age”, Speech at CeBIT Australia Official Opening, 31 May, 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110531.html.  Comment by Michael C H on recent speeches by Kevin Rudd is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonRudd.pdf.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Launch of Australian Volunteers for International Development, Speech at Parliament House, Canberra, 26 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110526.html.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Sovereignty as Responsibility: Protecting the Rights of Individuals Within States”, Speech at Civil Military Affairs Conference, Asia-Pacific Civil-Military Centre of Excellence”, 25 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110525.html.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Australia-China 2.0, the Next Stage in Our Economic Parntership”, Speech at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Guangdong, China, 22 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110522.html.

Dennis Shanahan, “Gillard’s Long Game Is a Big Gamble”, The Australian, 21 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/gillards-long-game-is-a-big-gamble/story-e6frgd0x-1226059944024.

Lenore Taylor, “Time To Face Facts – and Explain Them”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/time-to-face-facts--and-explain-them-20110520-1ewp5.html.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “The Rise of the Asia Pacific and the Role of Creative Middle Power Diplomacy”, Speech at Professor Bernt Seminar Series, Oslo University, 19 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110519.html.

John Garnaut,”Beijing Envoy’s Veiled Dig at Rudd”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 19 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/beijing-envoys-veiled-dig-at-rudd-20110518-1et8b.html.  Comment by Michael C H Jones is available at: http://www.accci.com.au/JonesCommentonGarnaut3.pdf.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Global Implications of the Asia-Pacific Century”, Speech at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 18 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110518.html.

Paul Kelly, “Abbott Defies Labor’s Agenda”, The Australian, 14 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/budgets/abbott-defies-labors-agenda/story-fn8gf1nz-1226055600333.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Building Bridges Between Africa and Australia”, Speech at the International Forum on Africa, University of Sydney, 13 May 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110513.html.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “Australian Foreign Policy and the Asia Pacific Century”, Speech at the Brookings Institution, Washington DC, 3 May 2011.  Available at:


The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs, “The Future of the G20”, Speech at European American Press Club, Paris, 27 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.foreignminister.gov.au/speeches/2011/kr_sp_110427.html.

Phillip Coorey, “Rudd Was Beheaded, and It Was All for Nothing, Tanner Laments”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/rudd-was-beheaded-and-it-was-all-for-nothing-tanner-laments-20110429-1e0th.html.

John Garnaut, “Australia To Be Port of Call for Chinese Navy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 28 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-to-be-port-of-call-for-chinese-navy-20110427-1dx38.html.

John Garnaut, “Economic Ties Ease Tensions with China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/economic-ties-ease-tensions-with-china-20110426-1dv7n.html#ixzz1KfFDRZm8.

Jim Rutenbert and Megan Thee-Brenan, “Nation’s Mood at Lowest Levl in Two Years, Poll Shows”, The New York Times, 21 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/22/us/22poll.html.

David Uren, “No Windfall in Resources Boom: Wayne Swan”, The Australian, 20 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/no-windfall-in-resources-boom-wayne-swan/story-fn59niix-1226041833948.

Jamie Walker, “Bill Ludwig Unloads on Kevin Rudd”, The Australian, 16 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/ludwig-unloads-on-rudd/story-fn59niix-1226039966899.

No author cited, “Barak Obama Commits US to Oust Muammar Gaddafi”, The Australian, 16 April, 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/barack-obama-commits-us-to-oust-muammar-gaddafi/story-e6frg6so-1226039938185.  The newspaper article referred to by The Australian is an op-ed written by President Barak Obama, Minister David Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy and published in International Herald Tribune, Le Figaro and Times of London on 15 April.  A copy of the op-ed is also available from the White House, Office of Press Secretary at: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/04/14/joint-op-ed-president-obama-prime-minister-cameron-and-president-sarkozy.

David Barboza, “US Envoy Assails Beijing over Detained Dissidents”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 8 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/us-envoy-assails-beijing-over-detained-dissidents-20110407-1d69b.html.

Hamish McDonald, “Gillard Faces Wary Strangers in China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 April 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/gillard-faces-wary-strangers-in-china-20110401-1crfg.html.

Joe Kelly and Lauren Wilson, “Bob Brown Told to Rein in Anti-Israel Senator Lee Rhiannon”, The Australian, 1 April, 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/bob-brown-told-to-rein-in-anti-israel-senator-lee-rhiannon/story-fn59niix-1226031644809.

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, “Speech to the Inaugural Whitlam Institute Gough Whitlam Oration, Sydney, 31 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/speech-inaugural-whitlam-institute-gough-whitlam-oration-sydney.

Daniel Pipes, “George W. Obama”, danielpipes.org, 30 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.danielpipes.org/blog/.

Phillip Coorey, “Abbott Questions Why PM Is Going to Royal Wedding”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/abbott-questions-why-pm-is-going-to-royal-wedding-20110322-1c5an.html.

Daniel Flitton, “PM’s Baby Steps in Foreign Policy”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 23 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/pms-baby-steps-in-foreign-policy-20110322-1c54p.html.

David Weigel, “Weak Tea: Why the Tea Party Isn’t Opposing Obama’s Position on LIbya”, Slate, 22 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2288879/?wpisrc=newsletter_rubric.

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, “Speech to the G20 Heads of Mission Dinner”, 20 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/speech-g20-heads-mission-dinner.

Julie Bishop, “What the Government Does Not Tell You (Part 2) - China and the Climate Change”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blogs/the-bishops-gambit/what-the-government-does-not-tell-you-part-2--china-and-climate-change/20110316-1bw8l.html.

Sid Maher and Lanai Vasek, “Julian Assange Challenges Julia Gillard Over ‘Treason’”, The Australian, 15 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/julian-assange-challenges-julia-gillard-over-treason/story-fn59niix-1226021427319.

The Hon Julia Gillard MP, Prime Minister of Australia, “Address to the Congress of the United States, Washington, 9 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.pm.gov.au/press-office/address-congress-united-states-washington.

Mumble Blog, “Labor Has a Fiji Problem”, The Australian, 2 March 2011.  Available at: http://blogs.theaustralian.news.com.au/mumble/index.php/theaustralian/comments/labor_has_a_fiji_problem/.

Gerard Henderson, “Get Used to Gillard and Abbott until at Least 2013”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/get-used-to-gillard-and-abbott-until-at-least-2013-20110228-1bbmk.html

Phillip Coorey, “Turnbull Still Has Hopes of Leading the LIberals”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 March 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/turnbull-still-has-hopes-of-leading-the-liberals-20110228-1bbsk.html.

James Massola, “Kevin Rudd Takes Aim at Party’s Faction Culture; Wants Party’s Full Review Made Public", The Australian, 21 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/kevin-rudd-takes-aim-at-partys-faction-culture-wants-party-review-made-public/story-fn59niix-1226009322841.

Julia Gillard and John Key, “Trans-Tasman Ties Strengthen Us Both”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/transtasman-ties-strengthen-us-both-20110214-1atp2.html.

Phillip Coorey, “Coalition ‘Insanity’ Fuels Aid Divisions”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/national/coalition-insanity-fuels-aid-divisions-20110210-1aokr.html.

Arthur Sinodinos, “PM Must Thing Big to Deliver Reform”, The Australian, 10 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/pm-must-think-big-to-deliver-reform/story-e6frg6zo-1226003217481.

Tim Dick, “Silence Speaks Louder Than Words in This Story”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 16 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/silence-speaks-louder-than-words-in-this-story-20110209-1an2a.html.

Craig Emerson, “Egypt and Tunisia Desperate for Economic Freedom”, The Australian, 8 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/egypt-and-tunisia-desperate-for-economic-freedom/story-e6frg6zo-1226001746314.

Paul Dibb and Geoffrey Barker, “Panicky Response Would Harm Our Interests”, The Australian, 8 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/panicky-response-would-harm-our-interests/story-e6frg6zo-1226001745570.

Greg Sheridan, “‘Boost Military’ to Take on China: Advisor”, The Australian, 5 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/boost-military-to-take-on-china-adviser/story-fn59niix-1226000485738.

Julie Bishop, “Food for Thought”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 2 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/blogs/the-bishops-gambit/food-for-thought/20110202-1acq2.html.

Tribune Media Services, The New York Times, “Israel Rocked by a Revolt That It Never Saw Coming”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 February 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/israel-rocked-by-a-revolt-that-it-never-saw-coming-20110131-1ab3u.html.

Christian Kerr, James Massola, “Gillard Looks to an Old Ally to Stamp Out the Spin”, The Australian, 1 February, 2011.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/gillard-looks-to-an-old-ally-to-stamp-out-the-spin/story-fn59niix-1225997689590.


Peter Hartcher, “Obama Outlines Plans to Rebuff China”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 27 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/opinion/politics/obama-outlines-plans-to-rebuff-china-20110126-1a5de.html.

John Garnaut, “US-China ‘Meeting’Gets Straight Down to Tin Tacks’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/uschina-meeting-gets-straight-down-to-tin-tacks-20110119-19wpf.html.

AFP “Obama Tells Hu to Uphold Human Rights”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 20 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/world/obama-tells-hu-to-uphold-human-rights-20110120-19wwf.html.





Links to Articles in 2010

Giles Whittell, “Obama and Hu Spar Over Human Rights During White House Meeting”, The Times, 20 January 2011.  Available at:


Malcolm Moore, “Light Cast on the Man China’s Censors Have Been Trying to Hide”, The Sydney Morning Herald, 5 January 2011.  Available at: http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/light-cast-on-the-man-chinas-censors-have-been-trying-to-hide-20110104-19f2t.html.

John W.H. Denton, “China Need Not Be an Emerging Problem”, The Australian, 28 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/china-need-not-be-an-emerging-problem/story-e6frg6ux-1225976793355.

Patricia Karvelas, “Julia Gillard ‘After Top Job a Year Before Coup’: WikiLeaks”, The Australian, 17 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/julia-gillard-after-top-job-a-year-before-coup-wikileaks/story-fn59niix-1225972416553.

Dennis Shanahan, “At Last, a Cable with Real Repercussions”, The Australian, 17 December 2010.  Available at:


John Dickerson, Good Luck Mr President”, Slate, 15 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.slate.com/id/2278061?wpisrc=newsletter.

Barack Obama, “Text of Barack Obama Nobel Prize Acceptance Lecture”, Los Angeles Times, 10 December 2009.  Available at: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/12/barack-obama-nobel-peace-prize-speech-text.html.

Paul Kelly, “Labor Faces Crucial Test on Greens Values”, The Australian, 4 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/labor-faces-crucial-test-on-greens-values/story-e6frg6zo-1225965403165,

Dennis Shanahan, “The Past Isn’t Done with Gillard”, The Australian, 4 December 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/the-past-isnt-done-with-gillard/story-e6frg6zo-1225965405961.

Geoffrey Garrett, “US Looks to New Dawn in the East”, The Australian, 18 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/opinion/us-looks-to-new-dawn-in-the-east/story-e6frg6zo-1225955152493.

“Text of President Obama’s Speech in Jakarta, Indonesia”, 9 November 2010.  Available at: http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2010/November/20101109213225su0.4249035.html.

Joe Kelly, Gillard Seeks New Treaty with Europe”, The Australian, 5 October 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/gillard-firms-up-aus-europe-relationship/story-fn59niix-1225934185059. 

Michael Stutchbury, “Red Book’s Hard Reading for Labor”, The Australian, 27 September 2010.  Available at:


John Mearsheimer, “China’s Challenge to US Power”, ABC 1, 7 September 2010.  Links to audio and video are available at: http://www.abc.net.au/tv/bigideas/stories/2010/09/07/3001041.htm.

Russell Trood, “Alliance partners Are Worlds Apart”, The Australian, 6 September 2010.  Available at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/commentary/alliance-partners-are-worlds-apart/story-e6frgd0x-1225914503405.

John Tozzi, “Maryland Passes ‘Benefit Corp.’ Law for Social Entrepreneurs”, Bloomberg Businessweek, 13 April, 2010.  Available at: http://www.businessweek.com/smallbiz/running_small_business/archives/2010/04/benefit_corp_bi.html.

Text of speech by Kevin Rudd, Prime Minister of Australia, “Australia and China in the World”, 2010 Morrison Lecture, Australian National University, Canberra, 23 April 2010.  Available at: http://www.pm.gov.au/node/6700.