security

US election: Donald Trump presidency is cause for real security concern

Julie Bishop has indicated that her Department of Foreign ­Affairs is looking at various scenarios for the outcome of the US elections tomorrow. She made it plain that a Donald Trump presidency would have to be per­suaded to maintain a US presence in the Asia-Pacific region. “It will be up to our region, including Australia, to persuade a Trump administration to focus on the Asia-Pacific,” she said. In my view, Australia should be concerned, very concerned, about a Trump victory. And here’s why.

Professor Des Ball: The insurgent intellecutal

The Sydney Morning Herald publishes an article by Dr Nicholas Farrelly on the extraordinary life of Vale Professor Desmond Ball AO following his recent passing.

Canberra academics recognised in national teaching awards

When Joanne Wallis first started teaching at The Australian National University she realised many of her students were petrified about getting a job at the end of their degree.

Wedged West faces geopolitical, death threats on emerging fronts

We are living in an exceedingly dangerous world that is challenging the core values of our Western civilisation.

What Security Makes Possible: Some Thoughts on Critical Security Studies

Anthony Burke, ‘What Security Makes Possible: Some Thoughts on Critical Security Studies’, IR Working Paper 2007/1, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School

Threat Perception and Developmental States in Northeast Asia

Tianbiao Zhu, ‘Threat Perception and Developmental States in Northeast Asia’, IR Working Paper 2001/03, Canberra: Department of International Relations, Research School of Pacific

Bipolarity and the Future of the Security Order in East Asia

William Tow, ‘Bipolarity and the Future of the Security Order in East Asia’, Trends in Southeast Asia, 10, Singapore: ISEAS Yusof Ishak Institute, 2016.

‘There Is Relief That It Seems to Be Working’: BP’s Integrated Community-Based Security Strategy in West Papua

This In Brief discusses what is considered one of the first applications of the VPs: BP’s Integrated Community Based Security (ICBS) strategy in West Papua. Specifically, it draws

Justice Delivered Locally in Rural Solomon Islands

Justice and security are important development goals for donors such as Australia and a high priority for poor people around the world. The plural realities of

Bangladesh in 2010: Digital Makeover but Continued Human and Economic Insecurity

Bina D’Costa, ‘Bangladesh in 2010: Digital Makeover but Continued Human and Economic Insecurity’, Asian Survey, 51(1) 2011: 138-47.

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