Danielle Cave

Ms Danielle Cave

PhD candidate
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Danielle Cave has worked in international relations, across government and non-government, since 2006. She has published and led projects on a range of global issues covering political, security and digital developments impacting Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.
A former Analyst and team leader in the Open Source Centre at the Office of National Assessments, she also worked as a Research Associate in the Lowy Institute for International Policy’s Melanesia program from 2009-12. In 2011-12 she undertook a secondment to AusAID, working with the Asia strategy, research and communication teams. Prior to joining the Lowy Institute, Danielle worked for two years as Editorial Coordinator for the Sydney bureau of the Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan’s largest newspaper. She has a Masters degree in International Security from Sydney University and a Bachelor degree in Business from the University of Technology, Sydney.
Danielle is currently a PhD scholar in the Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Her PhD project is seeking to understand the Cross-Strait ties that exist between activist movements and civil society groups in Taiwan and Hong Kong. She also works with the Lowy Institute on a number of projects and writes regularly for Australian newspapers and blogs. In 2016 she was awarded a Google Policy Fellowship attached to the Harvard University incubated Digital Asia Hub in Hong Kong where her work focused on the future of Asia’s cyberspace.

Publications
• The geopolitics of Pokemon GO in Asia http://www.newmandala.org/catchemall-geopolitics-pokemon-go-asia/
• Time to pull other levers in South China Sea power struggle http://www.smh.com.au/comment/time-to-pull-other-levers-in-south-china-s…
• Witnessing an opaque Pacific power shift https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/witnessing-opaque-pacific-…
• Mapping Pacific aid: Facebook, India and money laundering https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/mapping-pacific-aid-facebo…
• Geo-coding Chinese aid in the Pacific Islands update project https://www.lowyinstitute.org/chinese-aid-map/;
• Time to position Australia as a digital player in a world online http://asaa.asn.au/time-to-position-australia-as-a-digital-player-in-a-w…
• Twitter in China: Wedged between those it has now and those it wants https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/twitter-china-wedged-betwe…
• Digital diplomacy is not the same as digital outreach https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/digital-diplomacy-not-same…
• Global diplomacy has gone digital and Australia has been left behind http://www.theage.com.au/comment/global-diplomacy-has-gone-digital-and-a…
• DFAT & digital diplomacy: In denial and in need of review https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/dfat-digital-diplomacy-den…
• Julie Bishop talks soft power but where was digital diplomacy? https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/julie-bishop-talks-soft-po…
• Six ideas for rescuing Australian digital diplomacy https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/six-ideas-rescuing-austral…
• Does Australia do digital diplomacy? https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/six-ideas-rescuing-austral…
• Under the dome and India’s daughter: documentaries stir powerful online reaction in Asia https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/under-dome-and-indias-daug…
• Social media is not electronic graffiti https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/social-media-not-electroni…
• The China factor in Taiwan’s elections https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/china-factor-taiwans-elect…
• Taiwan’s ‘nine-in-one’ election https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/china-factor-taiwans-elect…
• Digital Islands: How the Pacific’s ICT revolution is transforming the region https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/digital-islands-how-pacifics-…
• Stimulating Australia’s weak aid debate https://www.lowyinstitute.org/the-interpreter/stimulating-australias-wea…
• Advancing Innovative development and aid strategies in the Asia-Pacific: Accelerating the Millennium Development Goals https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/advancing-innovative-developm….

 Soldiers of the People’s Liberation Army. Concerns have been raised about collaboration between Australian research institutes and Chinese defence interests. Photograph: Reuters

CSIRO cooperation with Chinese defence contractor should raise questions

In April 2017 a joint centre for advanced science and technology research was launched at the University of Technology, Sydney.

Source: Pexels/Thorn Yang

China's brazen diplomatic stunt

Shouting down a host country’s Indigenous welcome to country ceremony is diplomacy gone mad.

Photo: Maxime Bonzi (Flickr)

Australia's digital diplomacy failing

Failing to exploit the net for foreign policy gain limits our global influence, argues DANIELLE CAVE.

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