Contributors – The Centre for Independent Studies

Owen Harries


Featured Publication

  • Morality and Foreign Policy 19 November 2004 | OP94
    Owen Harries explores the intellectual heritage of two opposing positions on morality in foreign policy; the hands-off realist school and idealist liberal internationalists. Harries argues that a morality that is decent and prudent should be the goal.  
    Owen Harries explores the intellectual heritage of two opposing positions on morality in foreign policy; the hands-off realist school and idealist liberal internationalists. Harries argues that a morality that is decent and prudent should be the goal.  
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Media & Commentary

  • Different battles, different responses 05 July 2006 | The Australian
    Recently, someone with a long memory asked me when and why my views on foreign policy had changed so radically. In the 1960s, he reminded me, I had invested a lot of time and energy in teach-ins, conferences, television debates…
    Recently, someone with a long memory asked me when and why my views on foreign policy had changed so radically. In the 1960s, he reminded me, I had invested a lot of time and energy in teach-ins, conferences, television debates…
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  • Why power is America's weakness 26 July 2004
    Comparisons may be odious and analogies tricky, but they can be indispensable. Which ones are chosen, however, is a matter of some importance. In the current debate over Iraq, the analogy of choice has been Vietnam. A much better one…
    Comparisons may be odious and analogies tricky, but they can be indispensable. Which ones are chosen, however, is a matter of some importance. In the current debate over Iraq, the analogy of choice has been Vietnam. A much better one…
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  • We must dance with the devil 29 October 2002 | The Australian
    IN the wake of the Bali bombing, it is imperative that we think clearly and, if necessary, coldly, about what the national interest requires with respect to Indonesia. Indonesia has always figured prominently in Australia's foreign policy thinking. We have…
    IN the wake of the Bali bombing, it is imperative that we think clearly and, if necessary, coldly, about what the national interest requires with respect to Indonesia. Indonesia has always figured prominently in Australia's foreign policy thinking. We have…
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  • The day the earth didn't change forever 15 May 2002 | The Australian
    It has been observed that those who lack the imagination of disaster are doomed to be surprised by the world. Until September 11 such a lack was very prevalent in the Western world. While it was particularly characteristic of US…
    It has been observed that those who lack the imagination of disaster are doomed to be surprised by the world. Until September 11 such a lack was very prevalent in the Western world. While it was particularly characteristic of US…
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  • Turning on axis distorts aim: The US should exercise restraint and prudence in its mission against the evils of terrorism 04 April 2002 | The Australian
    As far as American foreign policy is concerned, there have been, and still are, two very different traditions existing alongside each other: realism and American exceptionalism. From George Washington's warning that ‘no nation is to be trusted farther than it…
    As far as American foreign policy is concerned, there have been, and still are, two very different traditions existing alongside each other: realism and American exceptionalism. From George Washington's warning that ‘no nation is to be trusted farther than it…
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Publications

  • Understanding America 04 April 2002 | OP80
    Our most urgent need is to understand America – both in terms of what it is and its impact on the world – for current US actions cannot be properly understood unless placed in the wider historical context of US foreign and domestic policy.
    Our most urgent need is to understand America – both in terms of what it is and its impact on the world – for current US actions cannot be properly understood unless placed in the wider historical context of US foreign and domestic policy.
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