n the lead up to Australia taking on the role of MIKTA coordinator for the coming year, a public seminar co-hosted by the ANU and the Embassy of the Republic of Korea was held on 24 June 2015 to help introduce and explain MIKTA and how the countries involved - Mexico, Indonesia, Republic of Korea (ROK), Turkey and Australia.
In this video Mr David Akers discusses the Clark Davis Ivins memorial prize, launched at Coral Bell School. Private Clark Davis Ivins died of wounds received at the Battle of Milne Bay in Papua New Guinea in 1942. He was just 24-years-old.
In this video the Honourable Julie Bishop MP launches Professor Michael Wesley’s book, ‘Restless Continent.’ Delivering the address at Parliament House, Ms Bishop discusses the importance of academic discourse in public policy formulation and Australia’s engagement in the region.
In this video from the sidelines of the Australia 360 conference, Andrew Carr and Greg Fealy take a look at two of the relationships that matter the most for Australia in the 21st century; Indonesia and the US.
Professor Paul Dibb talks discusses Russia as a threat to world peace. Since Russia’s invasion of Crimea and eastern Ukraine last year, President Putin has continued to have a belligerent and threatening stance. Although the West has imposed punishing economic sanctions on Russia, Putin shows no signs of removing his military presence from the Donbas region of Ukraine.
For a hundred years, humans have had the capacity to attack each other with devastating chemical weapons. Seven decades ago, mankind unlocked the secret of the nuclear bomb. In the 21st century, we also fear biological attack, robotic drones and, increasingly, cyber warfare as potential weapons of mass destruction.