Australia

A Geostrategic SWOT Analysis for Australia

A spectrum of potentially existential matters face the nation and the world: concerning great power contestation, the environment and governance.

Populism and the Australian election: what could fringe voters deliver to our parliament?

Populist voters could tip the balance to a Coalition government, writes Paul Kenny in The Guardian.

Of Cricket, Sandpaper and “Shadow Values”: What Australia’s Aid Program Says About Who We Are and Our Ability to Weather the Next Foreign Policy Crisis

When it comes to Australia’s foreign aid spending, the Cameron Bancroft and Steven Smith ball tampering incident provides an illustrative analogy of the disconnect between our rhetoric and the reality of who we are and what we value as a nation.

The ostrich sticks its head in the sand and thinks itself safe

Australia is entering the most challenging security environment since the end of World War II.

Three ARC grant successes for Bell School

Congrats to Cecila Jacob, Evelyn Goh and Stephan Fruehling on winning ARC grants.

Australia and New Zealand in the Pacific Islands: Ambiguous Allies?

In this Centre of Gravity paper, Dr Joanne Wallis, Senior Lecturer and Director of Studies in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, and Dr Anna Powles, Senior Lecturer in Security Studies in th

Is the time right for Australia and Japan to become formal allies?

Should Australia and Japan sign a defence treaty to challenge China’s military rise? Luke Courtois argues that such a move would send a very poor signal to China, destabilising an already tense Asia-Pacific region.

Australia needs to sing from same song sheet as Pacific

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne … hamstrung at the PIF summit in Nauru this week by Australia’s hypocritical policies. Image: Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat

Time for an Indo-Australis?

The Indo-Pacific is slowly replacing the Asia-Pacific as the dominant security and economic concept in our region. Natalie Sambhi writes that the complex challenges of this vast region should be approached bit by bit, and Australia, India and Indonesia could start by strengthening trilateral cooperation in the region’s southwest sector, the “Indo-Australis”.

Green Turtle Dreaming

In her new chapter for a book on the Australia-Indonesia relationship, Professor Emerita Virginia Hooker chronicles the stories of women bridging cultures.

Pages

Updated:  22 March 2016/Responsible Officer:  Bell School Marketing Team/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team