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Afraid new world

11 November 2016

When he did mention Asia, it was to threaten tariffs on Chinese imports, and less military support to Japan and South Korea. Southeast Asia was not mentioned. Therefore whatever we can say about the...

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Duterte a law unto himself

18 August 2016

As a populist, Duterte’s erosion of the rule of law is no surprise. Since Rodrigo Duterte became president of the Philippines on 30 June, the country’s already compromised rule of law has taken a...

How should Southeast Asia respond to the South China Sea ruling?

17 July 2016

Southeast Asia has descended into a maritime insecurity spiral since the April–June 2012 stand-off at Scarborough Shoal between Chinese maritime security forces and the Philippine Navy, which...

Lu Kang, spokesman of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, speaks to reporters about the international tribunal's ruling on the South China Sea during a news briefing in Beijing. Photo: AP

South China Sea ruling a test for our patchwork global order

14 July 2016

The arbitral tribunal convened under Part XV of the United Nations Law of the Sea Convention has found that China’s claimed historic rights in the South China Sea, enshrined in its nine-dash...

Breathtaking but counterproductive: the South China Sea arbitration award

14 July 2016

Anthony Bergin wrote here on The Strategist that The Hague award in The Philippines v China arbitration case is a heavy defeat for Beijing. The award is breathtaking in its overwhelming support for...

'60 Minutes' detention highlights women's rights issues in Lebanon

'60 Minutes' detention highlights women's rights issues in Lebanon

14 April 2016

On 7 April, the Lebanese internal security forces intercepted a kidnap attempt by British child recovery agents on a Beirut street. The agents were acting on behalf of an Australian woman, Sally...

APCD Academic with policy impact: Jeremy Farrall launches policy proposals on the rule of law at UNHQ in New York

APCD Academic with policy impact: Jeremy Farrall launches policy proposals on the rule of law at UNHQ in New York

11 March 2016

On Friday 11 March Dr. Jeremy Farrall, Fellow at the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy, and Professor Hilary Charlesworth, Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow, Professor at RegNet and...

APCD launches new ARC project.

APCD launches new ARC project: leveraging power and influence on the UNSC

23 February 2016

The Asia Pacific College of Diplomacy (APCD), based at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific, officially launched a four-year Australian Research Council Discovery Project last Friday, 19...

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Tackling the region’s policy challenges

27 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

Does it matter who runs our offshore immigration detention centres?

13 December 2015

The company that is responsible for running our offshore detention centres where asylum seekers harm themselves every four days could be sold to a Spanish company. Broadspectrum, formally known as...

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