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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...

However annoying, failure to engage Russia is not an option

However annoying, failure to engage Russia is not an option

17 February 2016

Negotiations to end civil war in Syria, which has left 250,000 dead, and forced more than 10 million to flee their homes, are set to resume February 25. Syrian troops, aided by Russian airstrikes,...

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...

Alice Dawkins is the inaugural New Colombo Plan Burma Fellow

Asia bound

3 December 2015

Six ANU students from a range of disciplines, from printmaking and drawing to physics and Asian history, have won scholarships to live and study in Asia and the Pacific under the...

ANU expert shares insights

ANU expert shares insights and moderates civil society dialogue on transitional justice in Sri Lanka

17 November 2015

Leading expert in human rights, justice and security issues in South Asia, Dr Bina D’Costa, was invited to deliver keynotes, along with Eduardo Gonzalez (the Peruvian Truth and Reconciliation...

Shinzo Abe and Xi Jingping meet.

Scenario of China's Fault II

15 November 2015

In recent weeks there has been a palpable shift in the tenor of China-Japan relations. On November 1, Premier Li Keqiang and Prime Minister Abe Shinzo met in Seoul as part of the China-Japan-Korea (...

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

Australia has a duty of care to refugees

2 November 2015

A Somali refugee who is pregnant as the result of an alleged rape was last Friday returned to Nauru without the abortion she was asking for. The woman, known as Abyan, was flown from Nauru to...

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

Don't attack Transfield over detention centres, attack the contract

28 October 2015

Incidents of asylum seeker self-harm occur roughly every four days in the Australian-run detention centre on Nauru. This is no official secret. Transfield, the company in charge of Australia’s...

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