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Dennis Richardson, Paul Dibb and Michael Wesley at book launch

Why Russia remains relevant

18 June 2018

By CAP Student Correspondent Georgie Juszczyk You know a book is worthy read when all copies have been snapped up before the official launch has even begun. Such was the fate of Emeritus Professor...

Public address by the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela

13 June 2018

As part of an official bilateral visit to Australia, the Prime Minister of Solomon Islands, the Hon Rick Houenipwela, delivered a lecture at ANU on 13 June 2018. The Prime Minister addressed the...

A Korean Season of Summitry

16 May 2018

It is the season of summitry on the Korean peninsula. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has met with Xi Jinping in Beijing, as well as Moon Jae-in at an inter-Korean summit in the lead up to a possible...

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YOLO: Insights from Thailand

16 May 2018

Religious worldviews can shape the thinking of senior officials in profound ways - take YOLO, for instance. ‘You only live once’ is an expression encouraging a life lived on the edge. Canadian rapper...

Nuclear deterrence

Nuclear Deterrence at Risk

16 May 2018

US nuclear deterrence is at risk of being undermined, and Dr Ben Zala is headed to Harvard University to explore the cause. For Zala, the problem is the increasing importance of advanced conventional...

Breaking the Silence on Secrecy

16 May 2018

Secrecy is an essential component of diplomacy. “As long as states continue to speak the language of interests for their people, of sovereignty, secrecy will remain an essential complement of their...

Food security

Feeding Crisis Diplomacy

16 May 2018

In a crisis, diplomacy has typically been concerned with how to make or avoid war. But crises are diverse. Humanitarian crises like the flow of refugees from Syria’s civil war, or economic ones like...

Pauline Kerr, Jennifer Carpenter,Geoffrey Wiseman

Diplomacy in a Globalizing World 2nd Ed. Gains More Praise and Attention

4 May 2018

Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman, eds., Diplomacy in a Gobalizing World (Oxford University Press, second edition, 2018). In this substantially revised second edition of their groundbreaking...

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Introducing Executive Education short courses in Diplomacy

4 April 2018

Starting in April 2018, ANU now offers a calendar of publicly available professional development short courses for people interested in honing their diplomatic tradecraft, and deepening their global...

Ruth Dobson Scholarship presentation

Ruth Dobson Scholarship presentation speech by Robyn Mudie, DFAT

21 March 2018

Transcript of speech by Robyn Mudie, Executive Director, DFAT Diplomatic Academy, given on Tuesday 6 March 2018 on the occasion of presenting the inaugural Ruth Dobson Scholarship to Sally Swinnen....

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