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Essays and Interviews

Essays and Interviews
Penny Wong
Ambassador Joon Oh
Julia Gillard


In the Essays and Interviews section, the Journal presents contributions from three eminent figures in international relations who have represented their respective nations on a number of important global issues. Their insights and recollections shed light on different ways in which countries can multilaterally work together to reach resolutions. Penny Wong, leader of the opposition in the Australian Senate, notes the importance of maximizing global action to curtail climate change while cautioning against the limits of multilateralism in this regard. Joon Oh, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations, underscores the need to resume dialogue and cooperation in South Korea’s foreign policy toward North Korea. Finally, Julia Gillard, former prime minister of Australia, gives priority to peacefully managing strategic competition for greater economic development among the Asian economies.