David Brophy reviews 'Island Off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of statecraft in Australian foreign policy' by Clinton Fernandes

David Brophy reviews 'Island Off the Coast of Asia: Instruments of statecraft in Australian foreign policy' by Clinton Fernandes

Island Off the Coast of Asia

by Instruments of statecraft in Australian foreign policy

Monash University Publishing, $29.95 pb, 237 pp, 9781925523799

David Brophy

David Brophy

David Brophy studies the social and political history of China’s northwest, particularly the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, and its

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Marise Payne’s recent speech to the United Nations General Assembly touted Australia’s support for ‘rules’ and ‘international law’ in creating a global order that works ‘for the benefit of all nations and people’. But are these really the guiding principles of Australian foreign policy? Clinton Fernandes’s new book gives us reasons to be sceptical.

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Published in November 2018, no. 406

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