Non-discrimination is the natural twin of fundamental liberties. We cannot all enjoy these freedoms in equal measure if discrimination is practised without redresss, write Geoffrey Brahm Levey and Helen Pringle.
While America's allies Israel and Saudi Arabia stand to lose from the peaceful resolution to the Iranian stand-off, the causes of peace in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine have just been given a boost, writes Anthony Billingsley.
The Abbott government needs to show constancy and patience in engaging India, yet more important than grand diplomacy is simply letting the two nations play to their greatest strength: people, writes Rory Medcalf.
After a successful first year of membership on the UN Security Council, Australia now has greater diplomatic capital to address important global issues that might otherwise escape attention, write Jeremy Farrall and Jeni Whalan.