Time for Australia to stop calling itself a ‘middle power’

By Anthony Bergin, Financial Review

We are regularly told by our foreign policy decision-makers that we’re a middle power in the international system, but that we “punch above our weight”.

Indeed, there’s a unity ticket here: both major political parties use the middle power descriptor, not wishing to suggest that we’re a major power or wanting Australia to be seen as some sort of hero with an inflated opinion of our own importance in global affairs.

Read the full article in the Financial Review.


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