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Stopping violence against 'witches'

7 June 2017

In some societies, sorcery is believed to account for sudden or unexplained death or illness. The end result is often that someone is killed for another person’s unexplained death. Dr Miranda...

Recognising women voices in the Australian national security debate

26 May 2017

Delivering an address on 22 May 2017 at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, based at the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms...

SSGM Report on Urban Development in Honiara Launched By Solomon Islands Minister of Lands

18 May 2017

The Honourable Moses Garu, Solomon Islands Minister of Lands, Housing and Survey, launched the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia Program (SSGM) report on Urban Development in Honiara:...

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects seminar

Solomons Federalism, and Bougainville Referendum: Issues and Prospects

15 May 2017

Both Solomon Islands and Bougainville are approaching critical points when longstanding debates about proposals and processes for fundamental changes in political arrangements are coming to a head....

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Asian pawns lose out in power play between the US and China

4 May 2017

China is winning the battle over the South China Sea, the resource-rich stretch of contested water where the country’s been building artificial islands equipped with military-length airstrips...

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What North Korea and Syria tell us about US primacy: It's over

1 May 2017

In the course of the last three weeks, we have probably witnessed the end of the defining feature of the post-Cold War era: unrivaled American power. For all the back and forth between commentators...

Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

19 April 2017

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in a row that ANU has been ranked among...

Professor Rajesh Chandra is the Vice-Chancellor and President of The University of the South Pacific. Image SSGM

Tertiary Education in the Pacific – Trends and Issues

12 April 2017

In this knowledge and innovation driven, open and competitive global economy and society, knowledge is the key driver of economic and social development. The Pacific Islands are now firmly integrated...

Gem from the Past

5 April 2017

In his current issue of “Diplomacy’s Public Dimension” Bruce Gregory of George Washington University has cited the Paul Sharp and Geoffrey Wiseman, edited volume, American Diplomacy, (Martinus...

RAMSI: What has it Meant? speaker panel. Image SSGM

RAMSI: What has it Meant?

30 March 2017

After 14 years, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) will conclude on 30 June 2017. RAMSI was originally deployed in mid-2003 at the invitation of the government of Solomon...

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