Graeme Dobell


Australia's Pacific pivot: destiny, duty, denial and desire

Australia’s new Pacific policy is set in place, no matter which side wins the May 18 election. On Pacific policy, Labor and Liberal entered the election with a unity ticket that ASPI calls the Pacific pivot. In this report, ASPI examines the origins and aspirations...

Hard news and free media as the sharp edge of Australian soft power

Australia's international broadcasting service should be rebuilt to become again an important foreign policy instrument, to promote Australia's interests, influence and values in the Asia-Pacific, according to this report.

Australia as an ASEAN community partner

The ASEAN–Australia summit in Sydney in March is the launch point for a discussion of what much closer cooperation could mean for the future of the ASEAN Community.

More than submarines: new dimensions in the Australia–France strategic partnership

This compendium examines the France–Australia relationship, bringing together experts from each country to explore our shared histories and plot a course for where we might take the relationship in the future.

The ABC gets it wrong on its South Pacific service

Graeme Dobell identifies flaws in the ABC's decision to turn off Australia’s shortwave service that broadcasts to northern Australia and the South Pacific.