Integrated and Inclusive Foreign Policy

Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region | ROUNDTABLE | June 2019

Yesterday, CPD co-hosted a special roundtable event with the Bangladesh High Commission on ‘Bangladesh and its Emerging Role in the Region: Bilateral Relations and Challenges for the Region from Forced Displacement’ in Melbourne. We...

Step up? We’ve stepped aside by failing to sign migration pact | Op-ed | November 2018

Published in The Australian on 23 November 2018 “Step up or step aside.” This was former Indonesian foreign min­ister Hassan Wirajuda’s 2016 warning to Australia and Indonesia as co-chairs of the Bali Process on People Smuggling, Trafficking...

Time to judge our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on 11 June 2018. “We will never forget that 100 years ago a young and brave nation on the other side of the world made history by writing...

CEO Travers McLeod calls for an integrated approach to foreign policy development

Our CEO Travers McLeod was invited to contribute a think-piece for the Australian Council for International Development’s October 2016 National Conference, entitled Australia Ahead of the Curve: An agenda for international development to 2025. ACFID asked...

Responding to North Korea: in conversation with Michael Kirby and Gareth Evans | ROUNDTABLE | October 2016

In October, CPD was proud to once again partner with ANU to host a unique conversation between two of Australia’s most distinguished and influential experts on law, international relations and human rights: Professor the Honourable...

CPD Fellow Peter Hughes: “Is our region ready for a displacement crisis?”

Asia and Pacific governments need to increase their preparedness both at the national level, and collectively, to understand the nature of any displacement and to have the capacity to respond, writes Peter Hughes.  The...