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Greg Moriarty’s role with Turnbull ‘will be widely welcomed’

1 September 2016

Master of Strategic Studies alumni Greg Moriarty has been appointed Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull personal foreign affairs adviser. Malcolm Turnbull will appoint Counter-Terrorism Co­-ordinator...

Malaysia Update Conference 2016: Najib’s Malaysia — A Crisis of Confidence?

22 August 2016

The past year in Malaysia has been as tumultuous as any in sixty years of independence. At its epicentre has been the sovereign wealth fund 1 Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), with debts of around...

‘It may be that even as devastating a collection of materials as the Nauru files will do little to shift current Australian policy.’ Photograph: Facebook

The Nauru files provide the evidence. Malcolm Turnbull can never plead ignorance

19 August 2016

The Nauru files paint a searing picture of the collapse of basic humanity in the detention centre. History is unlikely to be kind to those who endorsed it. The publication by the Guardian of a...

Chief of Army Lieutenant General Peter Cosgrove takes part in a small commemorative ceremony at Long Tan during his official return to Vietnam. Photo: Simon Schluter

Understanding what went wrong at long Tan

19 August 2016

The 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan was supposed to be a truly memorable event with thousands of Australians making the pilgrimage to the old Australian battle grounds to commemorate. What...

ASEAN's South China Sea ulcer

26 July 2016

The just concluded meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Vientiane, Lao PDR, looked like it was going to be a high profile failure. The fear was that the meeting would repeat the 2012 experience of...

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Australia, Japan, and Regional Security: Exploring Policy Frameworks and Approaches

25 July 2016

ANU/University of Tokyo International Security Workshop With the broadening and deepening of the Australia-Japan security relationship, the need for training the next generation of policymakers in...

Lebanon's fragile stability

20 July 2016

Image: Flickr/World Bank/Dominic Chavez I arrived in Lebanon in early June this year and was immediately struck by the calm mood of the people. Since 2015 fear of an ISIS invasion had receded, in...

Strategic and Defence Studies Centre celebrates 50 years

20 July 2016

Academics, military personnel and policymakers will gather at ANU this week to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC). Professor Veronica Taylor, Dean of...

As turmoil sparks the largest protests in years, where is Zimbabwe headed?

18 July 2016

Image: AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi Things are not going well in Zimbabwe. Although its economy experienced some recovery in the early part of the 2010s, after nearly a decade of hyperinflation...

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

30 June 2016

With a decision from an international ad hoc tribunal tasked with reviewing China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea looming, regional tensions are running high. A key problem is that no nation...

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