In the Media | March 2023
"And closer ties with Australia are part and parcel of a gradual but inexorable alignment of Indian and Western interests. This seismic change in India’s worldview is being driven by structural changes in an economy now linked more deeply to the West, a large and influential Indian diaspora in the English-speaking world, and above all the growing and multidimensional challenge from China."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy Richard Maude on Prime Minister Albanese's visit to India in The Australian Financial Review.
"None of Delhi's bilateral relations has transformed as rapidly in the past few years as that with Canberra. The same can be said of India's place in Australia's international relations.
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy Richard Maude on the Australia-India relations ahead of Albanese's visit in the Indian Express.
"I think it's remarkable in many ways how quickly Australia-India relations have strengthened in recent years. This is something that started under previous governments and will now continue under the Albanese prime ministership. From an Australian perspective India is critical to shaping what the Foreign Minister calls a 'strategic equilibrium' in the Indo Pacific."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy Richard Maude on Prime Minister Albanese's visit to India on the ABC.
"The plan announced on Monday is ambitious, massively expensive, and laden with risk far exceeding anything Australia has attempted before."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy Richard Maude on the recently announced AUKUS nuclear submarine deal in The Diplomat.
"For Canberra, there is now a risk that China could decide to tamp down on some of the recent progress. A possible visit by Mr. Albanese to China could be put on hold, and talks on resolving outstanding trade disputes over wine and barley that are currently at the World Trade Organization could be slowed."
- Asia Society Australia executive director for policy Richard Maude on the AUKUS treaty's impact on Australia-China relations in The Wall Street Journal.
"... the agreement was deliberately designed with a “phased element” in mind. That is because Australia is simply not ready right now to begin building, let alone operating, its own nuclear submarines. It’s so big and complex for Australia, far in excess of anything that Australia has ever intended before. For the next three decades, Australia has to climb Mount Everest to get this done.”
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy Richard Maude on the AUKUS submarine agreement in the Japan Times.