Writing

Alliance goes back to business first with Rudd

4 April 2008

In an opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove compares the visits to Washington of Prime Minister Kevin Rudd and his predecessor John Howard.
Sydney Morning Herald, 4 April 2008, p. 15.

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Expats - time to use them wisely

18 February 2008

In this opinion piece in The Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove argues that Australia, with its large 'gold-collar' diaspora, is well positioned to benefit from the global trend towards the strengthening of diasporas.

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The world must adapt to diasporas

15 February 2008

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove argues that the thickening of diasporas has important implications for global economics, politics and security.
Financial Times, 15 February 2008, p. 9.

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Loving thy neighbour isn't easy with foreign relations

21 September 2007

In this opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald on 21 September 2007, Dr Michael Fullilove teases out how the good neighbour principle can apply in international relations.
Sydney Morning Herald, 21 September 2007, p. 13.

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America is becoming more multilateral. And it needs help.

10 August 2007

In an opinion piece in The Age, Dr Michael Fullilove argues for support for American multilateralism.
This is an extract from Dr Fullilove's John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Visiting Scholar's Public Lecture for 2007.

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Alliance would get a fresh coat of paint under Rudd

9 August 2007

In an opinion piece in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove, Program Director, Gobal Issues, examines how the US alliance would look under a Labor government.
This op-ed is an extract from Dr Fullilove's John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library Visiting Scholar's Public Lecture for 2007.

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Blair's Mideast mission is more than just vanity

13 July 2007

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove argued that Tony Blair's appointment as the Quartet's special envoy to the Middle East was not as soft-headed as most pundits have decided.
This opinion piece was later republished in the Sydney Morning Herald on 18 July 2007.

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Chinese love triangle

23 May 2007

In an article in the online magazine Slate, Dr Michael Fullilove describes the development of trilateral configurations in the strategic composition of the Asia Pacific region.

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The one about two Georges

10 April 2007

In this opinion piece, Michael Fullilove writes that America's Iraq policy has no global precedent, but that we can find one in the world of comedy.
The Age, 5 April 2007, p. 11.

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Seinfeld and the Iraq war

30 March 2007

Dr Michael Fullilove published an op-ed in The Financial Times on 30 March 2007 arguing that only Seinfeld can fully explain the US's invasion of Iraq. The article is available below.

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Costanza Doctrine Q&A

10 April 2007

Dr Michael Fullilove participated in an online Q&A session on his Financial Times op-ed on the Costanza Doctrine.
The original opinion piece was published on 29 March 2007.

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Another accountability moment

12 March 2007

In this opinion piece, which appeared in The Australian on Monday 12 March 2007, Dr Michael Fullilove argues that unlike their more scrupulous American counterparts, Australian supporters of the Iraq war have not held themselves to account.

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UN bashing

1 March 2007

Dr Michael Fullilove reviews a new book on the UN and Iraq in the March 2007 edition of the Australian Book Review. The book in question is David M. Malone, The International Struggle over Iraq: Politics in the UN Security Council 1980-2005 (OUP, 2006).

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Heavy artillery trained on PM

13 February 2007

Dr Michael Fullilove comments on the disagreement between Prime Minister John Howard and Senator Barack Obama in this op-ed in The Australian Financial Review on 13 February 2007. Dr Fullilove argues there are two troubling developments. First, the tenor of the Prime Minister's intervention will have undercut Australia's influence with the Democrats at precisely the time we need to engage with them. Second, Senator Obama's response highlighted the gap between the Government's extensive commentary on the importance of the war in Iraq and the scale of our actual deployment there.

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Ban's debut is a chance for Asia to step into the spotlight

19 December 2006

In this comment piece in The Financial Times, Dr Michael Fullilove explores the significance of Ban Ki-moon's election to the office of UN Secretary-General at precisely the moment that Asia emerges into the geopolitical sun.

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Pointers on how to make the already dull duller

14 December 2006

In this op-ed in the Sydney Morning Herald, Dr Michael Fullilove takes aim at a parliamentary report calling for the introduction of PowerPoint into the House of Representatives chamber. Michael is the editor of a recent collection of Australian speeches, 'Men and Women of Australia!' Our Greatest Modern Speeches (Vintage).

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A fine delivery

11 December 2006

In this article for The Sunday Age, Michael Fullilove recounts some of the great Australian cricketing speeches.

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John Bolton's resignation

5 December 2006

The resignation of John Bolton as US Permanent Representative to the United Nations is likely to confirm the trend toward moderation in the Bush Administration's foreign policy which has been visible for the past three years. It may also enable the United States to conduct its business more effectively in New York.
In a recent article in The National Interest on China's performance at the United States, Dr Michael Fullilove also reviewed Ambassador Bolton's term in office.

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Ties to the US are worth cherishing

9 November 2006

The American Left won an important victory in the congressional mid-term elections. In this op-ed in The Australian on 9 November, Dr Michael Fullilove examines the Australian Left's approach to the US and to our alliance with that country.

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When the right words matter

6 November 2006

In this article in the Saturday Age on 11 November, Dr Michael Fullilove reviews the history of great Australian remembrance speeches. Dr Fullilove is editor of 'Men and Women of Australia!' Our Greatest Modern Speeches (Vintage).

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Step back and take a look at the smaller picture

11 September 2004 

Michael Fullilove and Anthony Bubalo argue in the Sydney Morning Herald that Australia's response to the Jakarta embassy bombing should not emphasise global considerations at the expense of regional factors.

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Bush and his cohorts should come down from the clouds and learn from FDR

08 June 2004 

Writing in the Sydney Morning Herald, Michael Fullilove argues we should ignore the propaganda. There is little similarity between World War II and the war in Iraq.

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From foreign poppy syndrome to axis of ocker

12 April 2004 

Michael Fullilove writes on Australians' attitudes to their expatriates and the need for policies to harness the Australian diaspora.

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Taiwan's gamble could put west in dire straits

31 December 2003 

Michael Fullilove and Malcolm Cook write on the dangerous interplay of foreign policy and party politics in the case of the Taiwan Straits dispute.

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