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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.

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France, Humanitarian Intervention and the Responsibility to Protect
Eglantine Staunton's innovative theoretical framework offers a valuable tool for understanding the interplay between domestic and international norms.
Handbook on Intervention and Statebuilding
The Handbook covers wide array of themes such as democracy promotion, transitional justice and humanitarianism, as well as the involvement of drones and cyber technology in conflicts.
Victory: The Triumph and Tragedy of Just War
The book focuses both on how the particular tradition of 'just war' thought has evolved over time and how it has informed the practice of states and the legal architecture of international society.