There has been much talk about the changing global environment in recent years with significant shifts in the global economy, politics and governance.
As a result, the standards and institutions that Australia has relied on, in some cases for decades, to underpin global relations are moving.
CEDA has commissioned the research in this report to examine the impact of these shifts and how well prepared Australia is to respond. Australia’s place in the world examines these issues through the perspective of experts in three areas:
• The global economy – in particular looking at trade and investment;
• Global security – from more traditional military conflicts to the emerging frontier of cyber warfare; and
• Global governance and institutions – examining what has caused the discontent with global institutions and if they will continue to be important for tackling significant issues facing nations including Australia from terrorism to climate change.