Africa and Middle East
Dragoman Counsellor Nick Warner AO PSM explores potential changes to US policy on Artificial Intelligence and the implications for Australia.
John McCarthy AO writes on Australia's relationship with China.
Sir Kieran Prendergast writes on the state of US-Turkey ties under President Biden.
Sir Kieran Prendergast examines President Biden's evolving Middle East policy.
Dragoman Counsellor John McCarthy AO shares his thoughts on why Australia should share its good fortune with India.
Chairman of Counsellors the Hon Robert Hill AC writes on Australia's approach to emissions reduction.
John McCarthy AO writes on President Biden's recent summit with Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Dragoman Counsellor Tom Gregg writes on the US' imminent withdrawal from Afghanistan.
John McCarthy AO writes on the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue's embrace of Soft power.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno analyses the political implications of the EU's economic recovery efforts.
Sir Kieran Prendergast writes on what the incoming Biden Administration means for the Israel/Palestine conflict.
Michael Gill writes on Myanmar's February 1 military coup.
A time-sensitive commentary on Afghanistan by Tom Gregg – ahead of President Biden's imminent announcement on the US' future policy direction in Afghanistan.
John McCarthy AO writes on what to expect from Vietnam's upcoming National Party Congress.
John McCarthy AO explores the strategic impacts of the Capitol Hill riot on May 6, 2021.
Chairman of Counsellors the Hon Robert Hill AC explores who is shaping Australia's climate change and energy policy.
John McCarthy AO explores some of the challenges facing US policy in Southeast Asia.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno explores what a Biden Presidency will mean for Europe.
John McCarthy AO analyses Prime Minister Morrison's visit to Japan.
Bill Farmer writes on what a Biden Presidency will mean for Indonesia.
Hon Robert Hill AC writes on the Australian Government's Technology Investment Roadmap.
John McCarthy AO writes on the recent protests in Thailand.
John McCarthy AO on the dangers of excessive zealotry in Australian foreign policy.
Michael Gill writes on Japan’s new Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga.
Hon Robert Hill AC explores what Joe Biden's climate policy would mean for Australia.
Sir Kieran Prendergast outlines the implications of the UAE-Israel 'peace' deal.
Executive Counsellor Michael Gill analyses the likely outcomes of the upcoming Myanmar election.
Dragoman Counsellor Haile Menkerios's speech from the Annual Conference of the European Council of Foreign Relations. Unfortunately, Haile was unable to speak in person due to an internet shutdown after unrest in Addis Ababa.
Dragoman's Chairman of Counsellors, the Hon Robert Hill AC examines the recent 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the 2020 Defence Force Structure plan.
Counsellor Tom Gregg cautions against confident predictions about the "post-virus" world.
Dragoman's Strategic Advisor Ambassador Bob Bowker examines how COVID19 is affecting Egypt.
Counsellor Sir Anthony Salz examines the emerging risks facing humanity and how Boards can respond.
Counsellor Haile Menkerios outlines emerging investment opportunities in Sudan and Ethiopia.
Tom Harley and David Pickavance write on the latest developments of tensions in the global oil markets and the likely geopolitical consequences of unprecedentedly low prices.
Jade Evans, Director of Middle East and Africa at Dragoman, examines recent changes in the Middle East
Ambassador Thomas Shannon explains what's behind the latest wave of protests in South America and comments on the region’s broader social and economic needs.
Tom Harley provides an update on Australia's current political situation.
Sir Anthony Salz discusses changes in attitudes towards responsibilities in corporate governance and the positive shift towards longer-term thinking.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno considers the new European Commission, the issues it will face and the need for it to recapture its central role in the European Union.
Yew Boon Chia outlines the protests in Hong Kong.
Dr Andreas Baumgartner outlines developments in Central Asia.
Sir Kieran Prendergast KCVO, CMG discusses the recent changes in American policy towards Israel and its impact on peace with Palestine.
John McCarthy AO outlines the challenges currently faced by India.
Yew Boon Chia offers an overview of the US – China trade war and discusses its impacts on both countries and the region.
Andrew Garth, Advanced Manufacturing and Defence Director at Dragoman, explores the next wave of opportunities in Australia’s growing defence industry.
Sir Kieran Prendergast KCVO, CMG discusses how Turkish President Erdogan is not as all-powerful as he may appear, as he is confronted by increasing opposition domestically and abroad.
John McCarthy AO provides an outline of Vietnam’s promise for strong economic performance over the next decade.
Bill Farmer discusses the coming year in PNG
Sir Kieran Prendergast KCVO, CMG outlines the dire situation in Zimbabwe.
Michael Gill, Asia Director at Dragoman, outlines the changes Indonesian President Joko Widodo has made to his cabinet and discusses the President’s focus on reform.
David Pickavance, Energy and Natural Resources Director at Dragoman, analyses the challenges facing Australia’s energy sector an
Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC analyses the implications of the 2019 British election result and dispels any notion that Boris Johnson is a political acolyte of President Trump.
Michael Gill, Asia Director at Dragoman, discusses the global macroeconomic situation.
Haile Menkerios explores China’s engagement and interests in the Horn of Africa, with a particular focus on Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Tom Gregg analyses recent developments in the previously stalled Afghan peace process.
Hon Robert Hill AC, Chairman of Counsellors at Dragoman, discusses Australia's climate change policy.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo appointed a Cabinet that aligns with his preferred conservative reform agenda, focusing on tangible economic and social outcomes.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese will seek to conduct an internal review of the Labor Party's current policies in light of the May election loss.
Despite China's growth, Europe still tends to see it as a faraway country of which they know little of.
Turkey sits at a crossroads geographically and in terms of identity, its regional relationships are diverse and complex.
The results of the Istanbul mayoral election rerun has cast a shadow over President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's grip on power.
International companies will need to watch closely how Papua New Guinea's new Prime Minister, James Marape, responds to the country's serious budgetary challenges and the Bougainville referendum in October.
The Transitional Military Council's transitional power-sharing agreement provides the prospects for change that can lead to continued stability, peace and development for Sudan.
Narendra Modi's successful win in India's general election marks the next phase of his second term, which will be dominated by issues within the financial services and agricultural sectors.
For the incumbent Liberal Party to win the upcoming Australian Federal Election, it requires much more to go its way compared to Labor's course to victory.
Update on Indonesian elections.
The Yellow Vest movement continues to exploit the socioeconomic divisions within French society.
Tensions in Kashmir have fundamentally changed both the tone and tempo of India's upcoming national election.
A future Labor Government would be expected to actively engage with the Defense Industry.
The Yellow Shirt movement in France has created a political crisis that is unlikely to end quickly.
Australia needs to create substantial value and demand for repurposed resources in its end market to facilitate a successful circular economy.
With the demise of the NEG, the Australian energy industry landscape once again enters the twilight zone with continued lack of alignment on solutions to the dilemma, and of course politics driving the agenda.
The Labor Party are offering a new wave of environmental legislation not seen since the Howard era in the late 1990s.
Public dissatisfaction with Australia’s major political parties over a lack of a clear Energy Policy.
Ethiopia’s newly elected Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed is overseeing a fast and furious refor
While France and Italy jostle over becoming the lead power broker for Libya, the county’s troubled oil sector is showing signs of positive improvement.
Australia’s Upcoming 2019 Federal Election
Jair Bolsonaro’s victory is a circuit breaker for Brazilian politics and will usher in a new era for a country that has suffered from crime, corruption and stagnation over the past five years.
The First Malaria World Conference has re-cast the light upon the continued threat Malaria poses to global security and stability.
Indonesia’s upcoming elections will test the country’s relationship with Australia.
The introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in New South Wales, will change the way business is conducted.
Democracy has come under threat from President Donald Trump’s disregard for the rules-based order and the growth of populism across the world.
Implementation of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) looks set to pave a smoother road for Australia’s Energy Policy.
Turkey’s step towards an authoritarian one-man rule has accelerated with the re-election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Momentum within Europe appears to be lagging, with Brexit one issue of many Brussels must address.
The Horn of Africa continues to face many challenges on its path towards unity.
Bhartiya Janata Party’s successful win in the country’s state elections signals the likelihood of a re-run for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India’s 2019 general elections.
China’s rising debt presents a trump card for the United States in the escalating trade wars.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s regulatory and political risks are changing the landscape for investment within the mining sector across the region.
If Australia wants to deepen its relationships with major democracies in the Asia-Pacific, it must reconsider how it publicly frames its relationships with the US and China in favour of a more muted approach.
Tanzania has long been heralded as a destination for long-term investors, providing them with political stability and a degree of sustained domestic security experienced by few of its neighbours.
When Argentine President Mauricio Macri visited the White House in April, President Trump, announced the two countries were "great friends, better than ever before."
Soaring electricity and natural gas prices, as well as total blackouts and warnings of more to follow are evidence of one of the greatest failures of public policy in Australia for many years.
Anyone watching elections in PNG has to fasten their seat belts and prepare for a heck of a ride. The recent national elections have richly lived up to the country's reputation for robust politicking, as well as for less than optimal competence in the conduct of the poll.
By most reasonable criteria Theresa May and the Conservative Party had a stunning victory in the British General Election.
On 5 June 2017, three members of the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC), Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain announced measures restricting commercial and other exchanges between their citizens and Qatar.
Australian Energy Policy has taken some rocky roads over the past few years, and it appears that this experience is likely to continue.
The past six months have been the toughest for President Jokowi since his settling in period after the inauguration in late 2014.
The 16-year old Afghanistan war is the longest war in the history of the U.S. military, and there are no indications that the conflict will abate.
In the past year, Turkey has taken two giant steps away from democratisation and towards authoritarian one-man rule by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Visiting foreign executives have been known to observe that Australia’s media industry was the world’s most cutthroat.