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Current IssueAFA12 - July 2021
Feeling the Heat
Australia Under Climate Pressure
The twelfth issue of Australian Foreign Affairs examines the growing pressure on Australia as global and regional powers adopt tough measures to combat climate change.
Feeling the Heat looks at the consequences of splitting from the international consensus, and at how a climate pivot by Canberra could unlock new diplomatic and economic opportunities.
- Walkley Award–winning journalist Marian Wilkinson analyses how Canberra is responding to international pressure to take stronger climate action.
- Griffith Asia Institute research fellow Wesley Morgan reflects on how Australia’s climate policy affects our relationships in the Pacific.
- Chief economist at the Australia Institute Richard Denniss and International Security and Affairs director Allan Behm examine Australia’s efforts to block international climate action.
- Climate Council CEO Amanda McKenzie reveals how and why Australia’s climate policy impedes its diplomacy.
- Senior fellow at ASPI Anthony Bergin and former PNG government adviser Jeffrey Wall suggests how Australia can boost business ties in the Pacific.
- Foreign correspondent and news reporter Hugh Riminton examines Stan Grant’s With the Falling of the Dusk and the future contours of the Asian Century.
- Novelist and essayist Michelle Aung Thin probes into Daniel Combs’ Until the World Shatters and the brutal Myanmar coup.
- Senior lecturer in Chinese history David Brophy on Sean Roberts’ The War on the Uyghurs and Canberra’s slow-changing stance on human rights abuses in China.
- PLUS Correspondence on AFA11: The March of Autocracy.
Australian Foreign Affairs is published three times a year and seeks to explore – and encourage – debate on Australia’s place in the world and global outlook.
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