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Politics and statecraft shape future of Australia-Singapore ties

25 October 2016

Ties between Australia and Singapore are founded on a firm bedrock of convergent strategic interests, based on Australia’s assessment of threats through and from the South-east Asian...

Philippines’ China swing muddies the Western Pacific

25 October 2016

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s shift towards Beijing has allowed China to appear as a magnanimous power in the region while potentially making it harder for the US to stop nuclear-armed...

US looks for nuclear weapons it can actually us

24 October 2016

Not many Australian academics convince a US president to adopt a less dangerous nuclear weapons strategy. Yet this is what the former US President Jimmy Carter credits Des Ball with doing. Carter...

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Lebanon: On Remembering and Forgetting

19 October 2016

Lebanon has a great deal to be concerned with: the absence of a president, the most concentrated refugee influx per capita in the world, a poor economic outlook, latent terror threats and failing...

What’s wrong with the United States’ Southeast Asian allies?

18 October 2016

The Philippines and Thailand are not acting like US treaty allies are supposed to. While the Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte seems somewhat of an outlier, his anti-Americanism is only the...

Duterte's China visit: President aims to strike balance between investment and settling territorial dispute

18 October 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte’s state tour to China, his first outside of Southeast Asia, is a stern test for the leader’s strongman image as he attempts to navigate a hot-button territorial...

Does China get what it wants in East Asia?

17 October 2016

East Asia’s regional order is in the throes of a remarkable transition, but the nature and potential results of this transition are deeply contested. By mobilising developing countries, a...

Advancing models of parliamentary gender quotas in the Pacific

17 October 2016

Kerryn Baker, a Research Fellow at the Australian National University’s State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Programme, says while the Pacific has a long way to go, there are signs of...

Natalie and Michael: US Election Update

16 October 2016

Professor Bates Gill talks through Donald Trump’s imploding campaign Listen to Bates Gill’s full radio interview with 2GB radio.

The Australian who 'saved the world'

16 October 2016

Des Ball, who persuaded the White House and the Pentagon that a nuclear war was unwinnable, had a lasting influence on Asian affairs Australian academic and military strategist Des Ball –...

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