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The IR Department at ANU is home to experts recognised around the world for the significance of their research and teaching, and for their contributions to public engagement and policy debates.

The ANU is ranked #1 in Australia and #10 in the world for Politics.*

*QS World University Rankings by Subject 2023

Our publications

Discover our department’s range of high-quality publications showcasing the depth and breadth of or academic expertise.

The Counterinsurgent Imagination A New Intellectual History
This book explains how counter-insurrectionary war eventually took on its late twentieth and early twenty-first century forms.
On Revolution
A cutting-edge appraisal of revolution and its future.
Sharing Responsibility Luke Glanville
Associate Professor Luke Glanville shows that the history of the shared responsibility to protect is marked by courageous efforts, as well as troubling ties to Western imperialism, evasion, and abuse.