Australia

Australia must be dexterous in its ties with Trump's America

Australia must deal now with an inexperienced American leadership inclined to reject expertise. Intelligence chiefs have been removed from the most important decision-making apparatus, the National Security Council, and replaced with ideologues. The potential for grave errors of judgment appears greater than in years.

Dr Amy King receives 2017 Westpac Fellowship & DECRA

Dr Amy King, from the ANU Strategic & Defence Studies Centre (SDSC), is one of four 2017 Westpac Research Fellowship recipients, and was successful because of her ongoing research into China and its involvement in shaping the global economic order.

Trump and Strategic Change in Asia

William T. Tow, ‘Trump and Strategic Change in Asia’, Strategic Insights 113, January 2017: 1-10.

Does it matter who runs our offshore immigration detention centres?

The company that is responsible for running our offshore detention centres where asylum seekers harm themselves every four days could be sold to a Spanish company. Broadspectrum, formally known as Transfield, has been approached for a take-over by Madrid-based Ferrovial​. This bid raises some important questions about how foreign ownership will affect accountability and governance of the detention centres, as well as the treatment of the asylum seekers and refugees within them.

Fourty years of ASIO's unclassified history

Dr John Blaxland takes us through 40 years of Australian spy history, from KGB moles in ASIO to political activism in the 60s to the sophistication of espionage.

The King of Jordan visits Australia on RN Drive

In the midst of a messy day in Parliament, the Prime Minister took some time out to play host to royalty.

A global role smashed by US voters

Now we know. For 20 years Australians have been happy to assume that America had the strength and resolve to remain the world's leading power. In particular, our leaders have assured us that we can rely on America's power and judgment to manage China's rise, to keep Asia stable and Australia safe. But now we know that America is not the country we thought it was.

What will President Trump do for Australia and ANZUS?

What direction is ANZUS likely to take under President Trump? Tom Switzer is a Senior Research Fellow at the US Studies Centre and a presenter on Radio National. Peter Dean is the Acting Head of the Strategic Studies Defence Centre at ANU and the author of the new book Australia's American Alliance.

Trump or Clinton: How will the US Election affect Australia?

Tim Shaw speaks to Bates Gill, Professor of Asia-Pacific Strategic Studies at the ANU, about this week's US election and the implications for Australia and the Asia-Pacific.

Election proves US is the home of the crazy and brave

Australia will face significant change and challenges over the next four years, regardless if US voters elect Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton president.

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