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.
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.
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
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.
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.