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2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture - Watch the full video

2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture - Watch the full video

25 November 2015

Chaired by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC FASSA, Chancellor of The Australian National University, the recent 2015 John Gee Memorial Lecture was held on Monday, 23 November 2015 and delivered...

2015 Timor-Leste Update Highlights

25 November 2015

2015 Timor-Leste Update ‘Terms of Inclusion’2015 Timor-Leste Update Session Abstracts Terms of Inclusion: A Political Entente Cordiale? The evolving entente between the leaders of CNRT and FRETILIN,...

Demonstrators in Paris. Image from Flickr, courtesy of MAO.

World reels after attacks on Paris

16 November 2015

Dr John Blaxland with Mark Parton and Diana Abdel-Rahmen on 2CC talking about responses to Daesh terrorism.Listen to the podcast featuring Dr. John Blaxland, Mark Parton and Diana Abdel-Rahmen.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, right, speaks with U.S. Navy Cmdr. Robert C. Francis Jr. aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier in the South China Sea on Nov. 5

US 'sail through' will not deter China

11 November 2015

President Barack Obama’s decision to send a U.S. Navy ship through waters claimed by China, around an artificial island in the South China Sea, was presented as a warning that Washington will...

USS Lassen. Photo: US Pacific Fleet (Flickr)

Sea Folly and US-China Relations

30 October 2015

After months of increasing concerns about China's land reclamation in the South China Sea, going back to at least May, the United States decision to conduct a patrol within 12 nautical miles of...

Police standby as protesters gather outside the annual general meeting for Transfield at the Sydney mint on October 28, 2015. Image by AFP

Detention centres and Transfield

29 October 2015

Companies like Transfield are under attack for running offshore migration detention centres, but they are the wrong target, argues Carly Gordyn.Incidents of asylum seeker self-harm occur roughly ...

Taiwan President Ma Ying-jeou (centre L) and his wife Chow Mei-ching (centre R) during a National Day ceremony in front of the presidential palace in Taipei on October 10, 2015. Image by AFP.

Taiwan's election result could push US and China closer to conflict

27 October 2015

 With tensions over Taiwan rising, Australia might have to ask itself a tough question, writes Hugh White. Things in the South China Sea look dangerous enough, but worse might be coming. On January...

Earphones. Image from Flickr,  courtesy of Glauber Barreto.

Politics podcast: John Blaxland on his new book, The Official History of ASIO

27 October 2015

Michelle Grattan discusses the newly released book The Protest Years: The Official History of ASIO 1963-1975 with its author, John Blaxland. Among several controversies, they review the evidence...

Children and Global Conflict

Children and Global Conflict

21 October 2015

Over one billion people under the age of eighteen live in territories affected by armed conflict. Despite this, scholars and practitioners often lack a comprehensive knowledge of how children both...

Holding a flare to mark amphibious landing. Image from Flickr, courtesy of the Australian Defence Force.

The bigger challenge for the ADF’s amphibious capability

21 October 2015

Peter Dean and Ken Gleiman’s recent paper Beyond 2017: the Australian Defence Force and amphibious warfare is undoubtedly timely: first, because policy that will shape important decisions to be made...

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