Africa and Middle East
Nick Warner AO PSM on Iran
John McCarthy and Anthony Milner on the upcoming international summit season.
Michael Gill is Executive Counsellor and Director Asia. Michael leads the team providing Dragoman’s China services, which include a monthly briefing on drivers of change in China.
A commentary piece by Sir Roderic Lyne.
We write to you with a commentary from Dragoman's Executive Counsellor and Director Asia, Michael Gill on the unusual circumstances and ambitions of China's domestic policy agenda.
John McCarthy AO on Modi's Summit.
Dragoman's key observations on the impact of Western sanctions on Russian oil and gas.
John McCarthy AO writes on Sri Lanka.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno on Europe and Ukraine
Rt. Hon Sir Roderic Lyne KBE CMG discusses the impact of sanctions on Russia
Rt. Hon. Sir Roderic Lyne KBE CMG examines how long the conflict between Russia and Ukraine can continue.
Bill Farmer AO writes on the results of the PNG election.
John McCarthy AO writes on Nancy Pelosi's, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, recent visit to Taiwan.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno examines what Russia's invasion of Ukraine means for Europe.
Bill Farmer AO writes on the 2022 PNG elections.
Nick Warner most recently served as the Director-General of the Office of National Intelligence (ONI) – Australia’s peak intelligence agency which reports directly to the Prime Minister.
Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC on the role of British and American intelligence in countering Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Hon Robert Hill AC and Daisy Moore examine the recent changes to Australia's Carbon Credit policy.
Michael Gill writes on energy risks in the energy transition, with a focus on Australia.
Counsellor John McCarthy AO analyses what the Ukraine crisis means for Australia and the Indo-Pacific more broadly.
Dragoman Counsellor Jean-Marie Guéhenno analyses Russia's possible next moves in Ukraine.
Counsellor Haile Menkerios writes on the causes and future direction of conflict within Ethiopia.
Counsellor Haile Menkerios analyses the political situation in Sudan.
John McCarthy AO presents his case for why Australia should embrace "smart" power.
The Hon Robert Hill AC and Dragoman analyst Daisy Moore write on whether the recently negotiated Article 6 (global carbon trading) will generate the investment required to meet the objectives of the Paris Agreement.
Dr Michal Meidan analyses the US-China declaration on climate that emerged on the sidelines of COP26.
Australia's former Ambassador to Egypt, Dr Robert Bowker, writes on the contemporary relevance of Australia's involvement in the Suez Crisis.
The Hon Robert Hill AC gives his take on the recently concluded COP26 summit.
Dragoman Counsellor John McCarthy AO and Allan Gyngell AO FAIIA, the National President of the Australian Institute of International Affairs, give their thoughts on Australian foreign policy.
Dragoman Special Advisor David Heard writes on Locational Marginal Pricing (LMP) and the opportunities that it could bring to the regions.
Dragoman Counsellor Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC examines the state of UK politics today.
John McCarthy AO gives his opinion on what AUKUS means for Australian foreign policy.
Bill Farmer AO writes on the future trajectory of Bougainville and its relationship with the rest of PNG.
John McCarthy AO shares his view on the US withdrawal from Afghanistan and its implications for Australia and the region.
Dragoman Counsellor and former British Foreign Minister Rt Hon Sir Malcolm Rifkind KCMG QC writes on the situation in Afghanistan.
John McCarthy AO presents his opinion on the current debate surrounding the issuance of visas to Australia's Afghan allies.
Sir Kieran Prendergast analyses Israel's new coalition government.
Sir Kieran Prendergast assesses the implications of the latest bout of Israeli/Palestine violence.
Tom Gregg writes on the vaccine roll-out in conflict affected areas.
Counsellor John McCarthy AO gives his assessment of the recent G7 Summit and what it means for Australia's role on the world stage.
Bill Farmer AO writes on the outlook for Papua New Guinea.
Tom Harley and the Hon Robert Hill AC write on what to expect from the upcoming G7 Leaders' Summit in Cornwall.
Asia Director Michael Gill and Asia-focused analyst Henry Storey write on China's changing growth model.
Jean-Marie Guéhenno explores the political and geopolitical implications of Europe's Green New Deal.
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 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.
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.
Sir Kieran Prendergast writes on what the incoming Biden Administration means for the Israel/Palestine conflict.
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.
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
Tom Gregg analyses recent developments in the previously stalled Afghan peace process.
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.
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.
Hon Robert Hill AC, Chairman of Counsellors at Dragoman, discusses Australia's climate change policy.
Jade Evans, Director of Middle East and Africa at Dragoman, examines recent changes in the Middle East
Yew Boon Chia outlines the protests in Hong Kong.
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 offers an overview of the US – China trade war and discusses its impacts on both countries and the region.
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.
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 outlines the dire situation in Zimbabwe.
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 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.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo appointed a Cabinet that aligns with his preferred conservative reform agenda, focusing on tangible economic and social outcomes.
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.
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.
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.
Tensions in Kashmir have fundamentally changed both the tone and tempo of India's upcoming national election.
The Yellow Vest movement continues to exploit the socioeconomic divisions within French society.
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.
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.
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.
Implementation of the National Energy Guarantee (NEG) looks set to pave a smoother road for Australia’s Energy Policy.
Democracy has come under threat from President Donald Trump’s disregard for the rules-based order and the growth of populism across the world.
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.
The First Malaria World Conference has re-cast the light upon the continued threat Malaria poses to global security and stability.
Sub-Saharan Africa’s regulatory and political risks are changing the landscape for investment within the mining sector across the region.
The introduction of the Modern Slavery Act in New South Wales, will change the way business is conducted.
Indonesia’s upcoming elections will test the country’s relationship with Australia.
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."
By most reasonable criteria Theresa May and the Conservative Party had a stunning victory in the British General Election.
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.
Australian Energy Policy has taken some rocky roads over the past few years, and it appears that this experience is likely to continue.
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.
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.
The past six months have been the toughest for President Jokowi since his settling in period after the inauguration in late 2014.
Visiting foreign executives have been known to observe that Australia’s media industry was the world’s most cutthroat.
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.