Australia has achieved great success in a world underpinned by US leadership, economic openness and global rules. That world appears to be under pressure. But I believe it is not broken.
At the same time as the developed world struggles to emerge from the great recession, countries that were once poor are continuing to prosper, especially in the Indo-Pacific, bringing opportunities for their own people and for their partners.
This article is part of a Foreign Policy White Paper themed blog series hosted by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.