In Australia's prosperous parliamentary democracy, no prime minister has served a full term since 2007. Why?
For Gareth Evans's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
As the Trump era begins, Australian and other regional policymakers should adhere to a simple mantra: More self-reliance. More Asia. Less U.S.
If China takes a hardline path or fails to significantly moderate its behavior in the months ahead, the case for further international pushback will become compelling.
In making maintenance of a "rules-based global order" a core strategic priority, Australia's new defense white paper adopts language not often found at the heart of national defense charters.
If Britain steps away from Europe, thinking it can compensate by creating an influential new international grouping of its own, it will find itself very lonely indeed.
The Australian public is fed up with the political circus of recent years, and wants adults back in charge of the major parties.
The new Kazakh fuel bank is a significant step toward achieving a world free of nuclear weapons.
Everything gained in the Iran nuclear agreement could have been accomplished 10 years ago if not for stubborn resistance by Europe and the U.S.
The days of America's unequivocal primacy and unilateral capacity to write the rules in the Asia-Pacific region are over.
In the coming decades, nothing will matter more for global peace, prosperity and governance than how the U.S. and China handle the ongoing shift in their relative power.