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Is the Indo-Pacific just a geographic region, or something more?

21 December 2018

The Australian Government’s use of the terms ‘Indo-pacific’ and ‘rules-based-order’ have come under question at the Council for Security Cooperation in the Asia Pacific (CSCAP) meeting held recently...

The Hon. Julie Bishop at the CSCAP meeting in Perth in November 2018.

Australian ambitions – regional reactions

18 December 2018

As America becomes relatively weaker and more ambivalent about the value of allies, it makes sense for Australia to work hard on its other regional partnerships. Apart from joining the renewed TPP (...

A time of celebration for our 2018 graduates

17 December 2018

On Friday, 14 December, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs bid a fond farewell and good luck to 118 new graduates. We bid adieu to 38 undergraduate students from the Bachelor of Pacific...

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Family protection legislation in PNG - new pilot research

17 December 2018

Dr Judy Putt explores how family violence in Papua New Guinea (PNG) has been impacted by family protection legislation. Over the past decade, a number of Pacific Island nations have introduced...

Language Shock in Diplomacy

14 December 2018

Before moving to Australia, Happy prepared herself for culture shock - but instead got language shock. ‘Surprisingly I didn’t have any culture shock, but I did get language shock! Speaking in...

ASEAN must provide vision: former Indonesian foreign minister

12 December 2018

Former Indonesian foreign minister Dr Marty Natalegawa has challenged the Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN) to provide leadership and vision or risk regressing at the Australian launch of his...

Asian security scholars launch new international exchange program

11 December 2018

21 emerging scholars located in four countries across three continents came together by video-conference in November to foster a network of PhD students and Early Career Researchers specialising in...

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The RAMSI Legacy for Policing in the Pacific Region

11 December 2018

Approximately one-fifth of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) Participating Police Force (PPF) comprised police from 13 Pacific Island countries, referred to as the Pacific...

DPA, Pasifika Student Society and PARSA host Prime Minister of Tuvalu

5 December 2018

The Department of Pacific Affairs was honoured to contribute to the organisation of a talk by the Prime Minister of Tuvalu Rt Hon Enele Sosene Sopoaga to Pacific Island students at ANU. Hosted by the...

How to leverage power and influence on the UN Security Council: Briefing the incoming elected members.

5 December 2018

As a popular political saying goes, “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu.” There are 188 UN member states that are not permanent members of the UN Security Council. When a country serves...

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