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Tony Walker
Author and Political Analyst

About Tony Walker

Tony Walker is an author and former Washington correspondent, international editor, Middle East editor and senior political editor at The Australian Financial Review and The Financial Times. He is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Communications La Trobe University.

The Australian Financial Review: International Editor (2010-2016). Washington correspondent (2004-2010), Political Editor (2000-2004).

Financial Times: Middle East correspondent (1984-1993), Beijing Bureau Chief (1993-1998), North American correspondent (1998-2000).

Publications include Arafat: The Biography (Virgin Books 2004) and the Peter Thomson Five: A golfing legend's greatest triumphs (Melbourne University Press 2016). Graduate Australian National University BA (1968). Dual Walkley award winner for commentary (2003 and 2007). Paul Lyneham Award Excellence Press Gallery journalism (2003).

articles by Tony Walker

13 Aug 2019

Global trade: the war clouds darken

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Trade-offs look increasingly unlikely in the Trump-Xi trade war and economic rations are looking bleaker.

04 Jul 2019

Fake friends: Trump and Xi

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

The relationship between the US and China is still in murky water following the G20 Summit.

12 Jun 2019

Avoiding the zero-sum game in the Pacific

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Ahead of the next G20 Summit in Osaka, Australia must surely navigate the testy relationship between the US and China.

16 May 2019

LONGREAD: trade war? Gimme shelter

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

The relationship between the US and China is reaching boiling point with outcomes which will impact many other nations, including Australia.

16 Apr 2019

The Asian Century: more than just China

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Asian economies are continuing to accelerate. So is Australia becoming an accidental geographic beneficiary?

14 Mar 2019

US-North Korea negotiations: where now?

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Trump and Kim’s latest summit fizzled - is anyone truly surprised? But what does it mean?

15 Feb 2019

US-China trade: finding the compromise

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

A US-China trade compromise appears to be bumping towards some sort of conclusion.

07 Dec 2018

G20, the US and China: omens not good

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

The dust has settled on a melodramatic G20 summit in Buenos Aires with trade and tariffs hitting a speed bump.

07 Nov 2018

New world order: trading up

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

The intangibles of an agreement drawing Australia and its neighbours closer may prove the biggest benefit.

11 Oct 2018

New world order: stuck in the middle with Trump

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

The US-China trade war will not be good for Australia – particularly the agribusiness sector.

10 Sep 2018

New world order: the US’ missing APAC ‘pivot’

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Whatever happened to America’s turn toward the Asia Pacific?

10 Aug 2018

New world order: a hard place

Tony Walker | Author and Political Analyst

Washington’s ability to enforce its Iranian sanctions regime globally will meet significant resistance.