15 Minutes in Canberra

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in foreign policy? Canberra is buzzing with seasoned foreign affairs and strategic policy experts, but for newcomers and mid-tier professionals, the ‘Canberra bubble’ can be tricky to navigate.

Join host Hayley Channer on the ground as she speaks with colleagues from government, academia, and the private sector, to bring you their unique policy insights and career advice in a neat 15 minutes.  

Based in Canberra, Australia, Hayley Channer is a Senior Policy Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre.

What’s Europe’s interest in the Indo-Pacific?

Recently, the EU and individual European countries have released Indo-Pacific strategies. But, while France has territories in our region and the UK and Netherlands have historic ties, what are they and other European nations seeking to achieve through engaging with the Indo-Pacific?

Katja Theodorakis, with German heritage and Europe expertise, is Head of Counterterrorism with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI). Katja recently joined ASPI after several years working for a German think tank in Canberra, the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. In this episode of , we first explore Katja’s assessment of the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and delve into questions around Europe’s interest in having a hand in shaping Indo-Pacific regional dynamics.

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