Putting energy into foreign policy

10th March 2017

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Christian Downie is an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow (2018-2021) in the School of Regulation and Global Governance at the Australian National University.

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In the Lowy Institute for International Policy’s The Interpreter, RegNet’s Christian Downie argues that Australia should play a lead role in reforming international energy architecture.

Australian foreign policy has often overlooked energy. Yet the global energy system is failing to keep up with the rapid transformations taking place in energy markets. This poses significant risks to Australia’s interests.

The Foreign Policy White Paper process presents a timely opportunity for Australia, a global energy superpower, to reconsider its role in shaping the rules that govern energy.

Read more at the The Interpreter website.

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