Reflections from Professor Bina D’Costa of her time at UNICEF

Professor Bina D’Costa joined The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) at the height of the Syrian refugee emergency in Europe, before returning to teach at The Australian National University. She shares her experiences, challenges, motivation and expertise.

It’s one thing to build war fighting capability, it’s another to build industrial capability

Graeme Dunk, Strategic and Defence Studies Centre PhD Candidate, discusses the $270 billion upgrade the defence force.

Scott Morrison is right: we need to protect ourselves

Paul Dibb from our Department of Strategic and Defence Studies Centre and the principal author of the 1987 Defence White Paper discusses the significance of this pivot in a much more pessimistic world.

How to Mobilise Australia

In this multi-author edition, four leading thinkers explore issues and opportunities of mobilisation in Australia.

George Floyd was not just killed — he was tortured

Dr Nick Cheeseman, Fellow at our Department of Political & Social Change explains how the conduct resulting to George Floyd's death constituted torture.

Russia’s new strategy for nuclear war

Former Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Emeritus Professor Paul Dibb, analyses the recently published Russian nuclear strategy document and its implications.

Why India-China Border Conflict Is Music to Pakistan’s Ears

Dr Claude Rakisits from our Asia-Pacific College of Diplomacy analyses the potential geo-strategic ramifications of the outcome of this clash.

In From the Cold - Book Launch

Australians served at sea, on land and in the air alongside their United Nations partners during the war. They fought with distinction, from bitterly cold mountain tops, to the frozen decks of aircraft carriers and in dogfights overhead.

Preparing for a world of artificial intelligence

A new research project into artificial intelligence could help society prepare for the threats and risks posed by the increasing use of the technology.

Can We Trust America? Our Closest Ally in the Time of COVID

The ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs and Australian Foreign Affairs will host an important discussion of Australia’s closest ally in the time of COVID, as its dominance in the Asia-Pacific faces challenge from China and its “America First” foreign policy marks a shift away from global engagement.

Lead contributors to the latest issue of Australian Foreign Affairs Brendan Taylor, Kelly Magamen and Michael Wesley are joined by the US Studies Centre’s Gorana Grgic to take a hard look at the changing status of the United States.


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