Daniel Baldino

Journal article

Defence diplomacy and the ADF: smokescreen or strategy?

Abstract The practice of military-to-military engagement has been strongly embraced in the last few decades as a central tool for strategic management. Many governments in the Asia-Pacific, including Australia, have accepted the practice as an instrument of statecraft to achieve comprehensive strategic outcomes: as a...

Good instincts or poor judgment? Australia's counter-terrorism response after 9-11

In this paper for the 2007 Australasian Political Science Association conference, Daniel Baldino argues that the Australian government’s pattern of highly reactive legislative responses to international terrorism unduly compromised democratic standards and failed to keep a sense of reality and equilibrium in complex issues of...
Working paper

Problems of order, identity and justice in world politics: fighting terror and the role of external actors in fostering democracy abroad

September 11 has revived the impetus to advance democracy and foster freedom around the globe. While advancing democracy remains a worthy foreign policy goal, writes Daniel Baldino, it will often take a protracted period to judge whether the use of external power and foreign assistance...