Japan and South Korea’s diplomatic dispute doesn’t need US mediation

(L-R) South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung Wha, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono following talks in Bangkok, 2 August 2019 (Photo: Kyodo News via Getty)

Australia 360

The world is facing unprecedented geostrategic and geopolitical shifts. Australia 360, tailored for young leaders and professionals, takes a close look at the big issues and trends shaping the world around us.

It brings together leading researchers, thinkers and practitioners, to discuss Australia’s political, security and economic realities - its key relationships globally and in the region.

The first session looks at how Australia is travelling in its relationships with Asia’s giants - China, Japan, India and the US.

Women scholars in Strategic Studies: A career reception for future leaders

Hear six accomplished women International Security scholars share their advice and insights on the upsides, downsides and challenges of being women in international strategic studies.

Reaching peace in Afghanistan and the Pakistan factor

When Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan returned home last week after his 3-day trip to Washington, he received a hero’s welcome. It was as if he had just won the cricket World Cup. But given the relatively poor state of U.S.-Pakistan ties, there were concerns the meeting would not end so well.

Destiny's Child

Three decades after Aung San Suu Kyi was first sentenced to house arrest for her fight for democracy in Myanmar, the Nobel laureate is now arguably the main obstacle to the country putting its past behind it

New world orders: The rise of China in long-term perspective

In this lecture Professor Ian Morris will bring to bear the insights gained from over 30 years of scholarship investigating the development and organisation of human societies and their interactions with each other, their environment, and the resources available to them to explore the forces that drove the rise of the West to global dominance in the 16th-19th centuries and then those that have propelled China more recently. Professor Morris will also reflect on the resulting changes in the global order in the 21st century and where those might go next.

Fixing ASEAN’s Partnership with Civil Society

For regional initiatives to have a meaningful impact for the peoples, both ASEAN leaders and civil society need to work out exactly what this ‘partnership’ is.

ANU graduates the first PNG police PhD

Philip Mitna becomes the first Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary employee to hold a PhD when he graduates from the ANU.

SDSC Graduate now writing on the world stage

Thomas Paterson will be receiving his Master of Strategic Studies (MSS) degree today, marking the celebration of two very busy and transformative years.

Understanding how the ‘Pacific’ fits into the ‘Indo-Pacific’

The Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), Department of Pacific Affairs (DPA) and National Security College (NSC) of the Australian National University (ANU) recently hosted officials, public servants and academics from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific at a two day workshop looking at how the ‘Pacific’ fits into the Indo-Pacific.

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