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Complex Diplomacy: A field in flux

21 February 2018

Modern day diplomacy faces a rapidly changing, increasingly complex environment. The new edition of a field-leading textbook edited by ANU scholars Pauline Kerr and Geoffrey Wiseman from the Asia-...

Dr Mathew Davies

Performing Unity: The symbol and ritual of ASEAN

21 February 2018

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has been a paradox from the very beginning. So argues Dr Mathew Davies in a book he is writing for Cambridge University Press. The intergovernmental...

Professor Hugh White

Don’t Panic: Australia without America

20 February 2018

America has already lost the contest for primacy in Asia. That iconoclastic statement forms the core argument of Professor Hugh White’s recent Quarterly Essay ‘Without America: Australia in the New...

Call for applications to participate in the Papua New Guinea Women in Leadership Support Program

20 February 2018

The Department of Pacific Affairs is calling for applications to participate in the PNG Women in Leadership Support Program (WiLSP). The deadline for application submission is 5pm on Friday 16 March...

A busy street in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

New Mandala: Spotlighting the year ahead

20 February 2018

Covering elections is something of a specialty for New Mandala. Now, the Bell School-based website is preparing for one of its most anticipated: Malaysia’s general election, due in the first half of...

Birds-eye view of Manila, Philippines

Understanding the Local: Good governance and Southeast Asia

20 February 2018

The extent to which local governments either facilitate or frustrate the delivery of public services is a critical issue in the rapidly growing urban centres of Asia. In November 2017, professors...

The Statue of Peace: a young girl that sits on a bench outside the Japanese Embassy in Seoul, South Korea.

Comfort Women: Japan & South Korea’s simmering flashpoint

20 February 2018

The historical issue of “comfort women” is still a simmering source of tension between Japan and South Korea. Dr Lauren Richardson, the new Director of Studies at the Asia-Pacific College of...

Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb

Access Denied: Defending Australia from the north

20 February 2018

Between them, Richard Brabin-Smith and Paul Dibb have nearly fifty years of experience at the Department of Defence under their belt. Now working down the corridor from each other at the Strategic...

Shinzo Abe and Malcolm Turnbull January 2018 (Photo: Shinzo Abe/Twitter)

Australia-Japan defence deal: Noteworthy, not newsworthy

23 January 2018

Pity the news subeditor in summertime Australia. It’s January, the days are languid, and even the Trump administration can’t fill the entire World News section. Unsurprisingly, then, some headlines...

NEW Master of Political Science program

22 November 2017

We are excited to launch the new Master of Political Science, which is now taking applications for semester one, 2018. Why choose this degree? The Master of Political Science provides students with...

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