In the Media | May 2023
"Australia is uniquely positioned to take advantage of the potential growth opportunities brought about by a mineral boom, as the deployment of mineral-intensive clean technologies ramps up across the Asia-Pacific."
- Asia Society Australia associate director of clean energy, Dr Muyi Yang, on finding opportunities for net-zero transition in Asia in The Interpreter.
"AUKUS, along with the Quad grouping of Australia, India, Japan and the US, have split Australia with many of its near neighbours on the nature of the challenge China poses and what to do about it."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on Jokowi's softened stance on AUKUS and the Quad in the Australian Financial Review.
"The diversity of the European bloc makes it unrealistic to expect it to always agree with its transatlantic and Indo-Pacific partners – or even with itself."
- Asia Society Policy Institute research associate, Dominique Fraser, on Europe's divisions on China in The Interpreter.
“In many ways, it’s hard to fault. There is an impressive record of achievement. Some things have gone much better than they would have thought.”
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on the Albanese Government's first year of foreign policy in the Australian Financial Review.
"The cancellation of Biden’s visit to Papua New Guinea, which would have been the first visit by an American president to an independent Pacific islands nation, could set back Washington’s battle for influence with Beijing in the region. The mantra in the region is all about turning up. Turning up is half the battle. China turns up all the time, and so the optics aren’t great.”
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on Biden's cancellation of his visit to Papua New Guinea in CNBC.
"The Quad sits comfortably within a long tradition of Australia seeking international impact through partnerships. It fits the Albanese government’s narrative of Australian “agency” – that Australia must not let others decide its future. And commitment to the Quad reflects a desire for diplomacy to lead in the Indo-Pacific, for all the recent investment in military deterrence."
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on the Quad from an Australian perspective in Project Syndicate.
"The Australia-India relationship had grown 'remarkably quickly' in its depth and breadth. There is a stronger sense of, if not alignment of interests, then at least concordance of interests.”
- Asia Society Australia executive director of policy, Richard Maude, on Modi's visit to Australia in The Australian.