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NATO–Russia Relations: Deterrence, Hybrid War, and the Future of European Order

2 May 2016

The crisis in Ukraine has pushed NATO–Russia relations to their lowest point since the end of the Cold War. Russia’s annexation of Crimea has badly shaken confidence in the seemingly resilient...

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,...

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...

New Horizons

New Horizons

16 December 2015

From recruiting terrorists online to using memes to insult Islamic State, the digital realm is rapidly reshaping politics and power in the 21st century. With many more examples like the above, the...

Broken Nation wins 2015 Asher Award

Broken Nation wins 2015 Asher Award

14 December 2015

Internationally recognised historian and academic Professor Joan Beaumont has received another prestigious accolade, the 2015 Asher Award, for her book Broken Nation: Australians in the Great War....

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to London last month was more than just a classic display of post-imperial pomp.

Changing of guard?

24 November 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to London last month was more than just a classic display of post-imperial pomp. It marked an important new phase in the way the British, and indeed many...

Delegates from Mexico, Indonesia, Korea, and Turkey  with Australian foreign affairs minister Julie Bishop. Image courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Where is MIKTA heading next?

27 October 2015

With a relatively small amount of media coverage, foreign ministers of five nations—Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and Australia—met in New York last week for the sixth MIKTA ministerial...

The secret to success

23 April 2015

ANU historian collects prestigious spy-writing award for first official history of Australia’s Secret Intelligence Organisation.Professor David Horner, from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre...

An Australian soldier’s shadow lays over a monument at Villers-Bretonneux, France during the Anzac Day dawn service.  Photo by Hamish Paterson/ Department of Defence.

Anzac legend needs to change, says leading historian

17 March 2015

One hundred years after the Gallipoli landings of April 1915, one of Australia’s leading historians has called for a change in the way the Anzac legend is commemorated.Professor Joan Beaumont, from...

Pro-Russian rebels ride an armoured vehicle in Ukraine. Photo by AFP.

A victory for Russia

17 February 2015

 Vladimir Putin will see the Ukraine ceasefire agreement as a reward for his brinkmanship and a vindication of his strategy, writes Mathew Davies.The agreement in Minsk between Russia and the Ukraine...

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