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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...

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

Strengthening state resistance for the prevention of mass atrocities

20 October 2015

It is now ten years since the 2005 United Nations World Summit where states unanimously endorsed the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine. In particular, many states are supportive of Pillars One...

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Going mobile

4 September 2015

New Australian Government funding for five College of Asia and the Pacific projects will allow students to spend time in Japan, Myanmar and Thailand.The funding, worth $483,000, is part of the 2016...

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Enabling Nepalese policy-makers

20 August 2015

Sixteen delegates from the Nepalese government scaled new aid and development heights thanks to a specialised three-week course at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs. Run by the Asia-...

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Australian foreign policy in the spotlight

19 August 2015

A recent ANU conference has sought to evaluate the state of Australia’s international relations in the face of a diverse set of challenges.The Australia 360 forum, hosted by the Coral Bell School of...

Marise Payne is sworn in by Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove. Image by AFP.

Defence white paper: bin it and start again

29 July 2015

The defence portfolio is a tough assignment and Marise Payne takes it on at an especially difficult time, writes HUGH WHITE. Marise Payne is as well qualified for the job of defence minister as any...

Erika Ruiz Sandoval from Mexico

A meeting of middle power minds

15 July 2015

Knowledge is power, the old saying goes, and in the case of the world’s middle powers, it’s potentially even more potent.That’s why 25 scholars from Mexico, Indonesia, South Korea, Turkey and...

Justin James.

International Security Studies student wins gold at World University Games

8 July 2015

Australian Uniroos swimmer and ANU student Justin James has successfully defended his 200 metre Individual Medley title he won in 2013, by...

Australia’s anti-Islamic State pushback must be made to work

21 May 2015

Former diplomat and essayist Owen Harries once bemoaned our tendency to be blinkered by our “parochialism of the present”. He described it as the tendency to believe that what is happening now, and...

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Why Australia should have joined the AIIB last November

7 April 2015

If Australia is serious about infrastructure then it should have signed up to the Chinese bank months ago, writes Susan Harris-Rimmer. Australia has announced that it is signing on to the China-led...

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