Graeme Dobell was until 2008, the foreign affairs/defence correnspondent in Canberra for Radio Australia and ABC Radio.
Assignments in his career as a correspondent have included the Falklands War, coups in Fiji, Thailand and the Philippines, Beijing after the crushing of the pro-democracy movement in Tiananmen Square, and the return of Hong Kong to China.
He is the author of Australia Finds Home – The Choices and Chances of an Asia Pacific Journey (ABC Books, 2000), a survey of the choices and actions Australia has taken in its relationship with the Asia-Pacific.
The gang of six lost in Kyotoland
ReportageTHE ROTATING VAGARIES of diplomatic timetables decreed that the United States unveil its climate change trump card on the banks of the Mekong River. The new answer to the danger of rising sea levels went public in the tiny...
EssayIN SEPTEMBER 2000, the cadaver of Australia's great foreign policy tragedy of the past quarter century was laid out in the Mural Hall, at the centre of the Australian Parliament. The 724-page book of diplomatic cables told the story...