Independent Strategic Analysis of Australia’s Global Interests
×

Leading Strategic Research on Australia’s Future

Future Directions International (FDI) is an independent, not-for-profit Research Institute. It was established in 2000, by Major General (Retd) the Honourable Michael Jeffery (former Governor General of Australia) together with a small group of leading Australians, to conduct comprehensive research of important medium to long-term issues facing Australia.

I personally ask you to consider a donation to FDI which will allow the institute to continue research of vital importance to Australia and future generations of Australians.

Patron’s Welcome        Watch Delivery of Report to Minister       Watch ‘The Founder’ Interview

Latest Publications

14 October 2021

While the preservation of American democracy should be a lodestar of any US foreign policy, having employed hard power over 200 times since the end of the Cold War, such events as Washington’s exit from Afghanistan and departures from Iraq, Syria, Libya and elsewhere, with their human, economic and political costs, have demonstrated the limitations of using excessive military force as a leading component of foreign policy.

News from the CEO

  • 8 September 2021
    What’s Next?

    On 9 September, Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Peter Dutton begin a four-country Indo-Pacific tour for 2+2 ministerial meetings with their counterparts from Indonesia, India, South Korea and the United States.

    1
  • 11 August 2021
    What’s Next?

    The inaugural South Africa-Kenya Joint Commission of Co-operation, led by the Foreign Ministers of both countries, wraps up in Nairobi on 11 August. Indonesia will mark its seventy-sixth Independence Day on 17 August.

    2
  • 12 July 2021
    What’s Next?

    One thousand troops from Rwanda will begin a three-month deployment to Mozambique from 15 July in response to a request from Maputo for assistance in countering the Islamist insurgency in the gas-rich northern province of Cabo Delgado.

    3
  • 18 June 2021
    What’s Next?

    Iranian voters will elect their country’s next president on 18 June, while Ethiopians will go to the polls in federal and regional council elections on 21 June.

    4

Discover key interviews and papers on some of the most contemporary topics in our region.

Read

FDI on Twitter

FDI_org @FDI_org
While the preservation of democracy should be a lodestar of any US foreign policy, Washington’s exits from Afghanis… https://t.co/TfUl30Oq4T
Paris’s anger at having lost the contract to supply conventionally-powered submarines to the Royal Australian Navy… https://t.co/CVNmMaQXTp

Independent and Informed Advice for the Future

Access comprehensive research on Australia's long-term challenges by leading contributors.