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Relief for Rohingyas in Chittagong. Photo: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hussain

Is ASEAN a newfound voice for the Rohingya?

29 March 2017

The democratisation of Myanmar, culminating in the National League for Democracy’s assumption of power in early 2016, was meant to mark a step forward for the Rohingya. The hopes of the international...

Research on the RAMSI Legacy for Pacific Policing

28 February 2017

In 2016 several SSGM scholars commenced work on a major research project exploring the legacy of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) for Pacific policing. Led by ANU College of...

Academic Network of the United Nations Association of Australia

20 December 2016

On Tuesday 13 December the Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy hosted a workshop of the Academic Network of the United Nations Association of Australia (UNAA). Dr. Jeremy Farrall, Fellow at APCD and...

United Nations, peacekeeping, responsibility to protect

Tackling humanitarian challenges and the responsibility to protect

4 October 2016

ANU Conference tackles international humanitarian challenges Today, over 65 million people around the world are forcibly displaced by instability and armed conflict – with political and sectarian...

‘It may be that even as devastating a collection of materials as the Nauru files will do little to shift current Australian policy.’ Photograph: Facebook

The Nauru files provide the evidence. Malcolm Turnbull can never plead ignorance

19 August 2016

The Nauru files paint a searing picture of the collapse of basic humanity in the detention centre. History is unlikely to be kind to those who endorsed it. The publication by the Guardian of a...

Stop violence against women and girls mural

Do No Harm: Understanding the relationship between women’s economic empowerment and violence against women in Melanesia

12 May 2016

Richard Eves has just returned from five weeks in Papua New Guinea, where he undertook fieldwork as part of the project, Do No Harm: Understanding the Relationship Between Women’s Economic...

New York launch of policy proposals for strengthening the rule of law through the UN security council

15 March 2016

On Friday 11 March Dr. Jeremy Farrall and Prof. Hilary Charlesworth launched the Policy Proposals on Strengthening the Rule of Law through the UN Security Council. The Policy Proposals were developed...

ANU welcomes Professor Bates Gill

ANU welcomes Professor Bates Gill

18 February 2016

One of the world’s foremost experts on China and Northeast Asia’s strategic affairs and international relations, Professor Bates Gill, has joined Australia’s leading university-based think tank, the...

Seoul at night. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Brad Hammonds.

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 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...

St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Russia, IS and the future of NATO

22 December 2015

The years 2014-15 were a watershed for European security. The hope that NATO could enjoy a strategic pause and peace dividend after the end of its operation in Afghanistan has been dashed, as direct...

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