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Crawford School's Professor Miranda Stewart receiving her Vice-Chancellor's Award from Professor Ian Young. Photo: Stuart Hay.

ANU media and outreach awards

11 December 2015

The work of College of Asia and the Pacific academics at bringing their research to wider public attention was recognised last Wednesday at the 2015 ANU Media and Outreach Awards.College academics...

Fears that terrorists could plant bomb on Australian-bound plane from South East Asia.

Counter-terrorism expert Clive Williams fears terrorists could plant bomb on Australian-bound plane from South East Asia

28 November 2015

As fears grow of another possible terrorist attack in Europe, security experts warn that Australians should be more worried about the risks closer to home. There are growing concerns in the...

Malcolm Turnbull tours the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

A true test of Turnbull’s diplomacy is yet to come

26 November 2015

For new and untested leaders on the international stage, being seen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ is one of the highest compliments that can be conferred on to them by nervous diplomats. In the case...

HMAS Brisbane cruising with USN destroyer John S. McCain.

Principle of self-reliance more important now than it has ever been

24 November 2015

Relying on our allies to keep us safe is unwise, so Marise Payne's white paper needs to set out a plan to bolster our own defences.Read Principle of self-reliance more important now than it has...

A bomb explodes in Syria.

Dr John Blaxland warns against Australia sending troops into Syria

19 November 2015

As France launched a second round of air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, one of Australia’s leading defence experts has warned against deploying Aussie troops on the ground. Dr John Blaxland...

Dr Daryl Wesley from ANU and Steve Meredith from the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage oversee the packing of Ancestral Remains.

Going home

11 November 2015

Historic Ancestral Remains discovered at Lake Mungo in the 1960s and early 1970s have been returned to elders from the Willandra Lakes area of Western New South Wales in the first step...

Malcolm Turnbull speaking at the United States Studies Centre.

Will a Turnbull government mean a new foreign policy for Australia?

3 November 2015

There has been speculation that Australia’s recent change in prime minister from Tony Abbott to Malcolm Turnbull will mean a shift in Australia’s choice of partners in Asia. The change does not mean...

Tony Abbott

Tony Abbott's Most Expensive Three-Word Slogan: '2 per cent' of GDP on Defence

2 November 2015

Under the Abbott government, the Defence Department was the focus of two 'three-word slogans'. The first was helping Immigration to 'stop the boats'. The second was a promise to put defence spending...

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...

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

Bell School wins more than $835,000 in ARC funding

30 October 2015

Academics based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs at The Australian National University (ANU), have won more than $835,000 for four projects in the latest Australian Research Council (...

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