Person

Elsina Wainwright

Briefing paper

Human rights and the Trump administation

This paper argues that while President Trump’s disregard for human rights has pervaded U.S policy, the administration’s chaos has allowed some human rights and democracy concerns to be driven by lower-level State Department activity, including at the embassy level and through legislated programs, and through...
Report

ASPI at 15

Overview ASPI was registered as a wholly government-owned company on 22 August 2001, but it was several years earlier when Ian McLachlan, the first Defence Minister of the Howard government, saw the need to establish an institute to provide an alternate source of advice on...
Report

Australia and the US Asian alliance network

Executive summary The United States’ presence in the Indo-Asia-Pacific is transforming from a traditional alliance network (of Australia, Japan, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand) into a web of strengthened alliances, new partnerships and creative linkages. Washington must manage this transformation carefully, so its alliance...