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Allan Gyngell

Allan Gyngel was the Director-General of the Australian Office of National Assessments (ONA) from 2009 to 2013 and the founding Executive Director of the Lowy Institute for International Policy (2003-9) in Sydney.

Allan Gyngell reviews ‘The Responsibility to Protect: End mass atrocity crimes once and for all’ by Gareth Evans

March 2009, no. 309 01 March 2009
Gareth Evans has strong claims to being the most influential Australian political figure of the past half century on the international stage. As foreign minister, he helped bring about the Cambodia peace settlement and negotiate the Chemical Weapons Convention. His energetic post-political life has encompassed the leadership of an outstanding non-government organisation, the International Crisis G ... (read more)

Allan Gyngell reviews 'The Howard Paradox: Australian diplomacy in Asia 1996–2006' by Michael Wesley

May 2007, no. 291 01 May 2007
Canberra’s week of the two presidents – October 2003 – brought the unprecedented spectacle of George W. Bush and China’s President Hu Jintau speaking just a day apart to joint sittings of the Australian parliament. The coincidence elegantly dramatised the central questions for Australian foreign policy: how we manage our relationships with our superpower ally, how we live with our neighbou ... (read more)