Reports | 31 May 2010

Australia and New Zealand in Asia

In a new report for the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Lowy Institute’s Malcolm Cook evaluates how regional and Australian foreign policy dynamics are weakening trans-Tasman bonds when it comes to engaging Asia. For decades, the two countries shared goal of engaging Asia has brought them closer together. Now, this same drive may be pushing the two apart. There is no better sign of this than this year’s FIFA World Cup. Australia is representing Asia while New Zealand’s All Whites is Oceania’s only team. Malcolm Cook

  • Malcolm Cook

In a new report for the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the Lowy Institute’s Malcolm Cook evaluates how regional and Australian foreign policy dynamics are weakening trans-Tasman bonds when it comes to engaging Asia. For decades, the two countries shared goal of engaging Asia has brought them closer together. Now, this same drive may be pushing the two apart. There is no better sign of this than this year’s FIFA World Cup. Australia is representing Asia while New Zealand’s All Whites is Oceania’s only team. Malcolm Cook