Foreign Policy Roundtables

Foreign Policy Roundtables

Foreign Policy Roundtables

Foreign policy roundtables are informal, private gatherings that convene Australia's strategic affairs experts to debate and discuss smart courses of action in Australian foreign policymaking and execution.

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The Australian Government began developing a foreign policy white paper in 2016, the first foreign policy White Paper since 2013. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) called for public submissions for the upcoming White Paper.

As part of this process, the Perth USAsia Centre in partnership with the DFAT WA branch in collaboration with the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public Policy and International Relations conducted Australia's only youth-focused foreign policy roundtable to inform DFAT's consultation process.

The Perth USAsia Centre submitted a foreign policy White Paper recommendation to the Australian Government on 27 February 2017. You can read the submission below:

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Andrew Shearer, former national security advisor to Prime Minister John Howard and Tony Abbott visited the Perth USAsia Centre to discuss his thoughts on the Trump Phenomenon, Australia's deep integration with the United States and the most important security threats in the Indo-Pacific.
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Richard Javad Heydarian sits down with the Perth USAsia Centre to discuss the Philippines firebrand populist President, Rodrigo Roa Duterte, and his recalibration of Philippines foreign policy. He also shares his thoughts on the War on Drugs, future of ASEAN and the South China Sea.

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