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The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

4 May 2016

King Lear’s Fool was no idiot. The buffoonery and artifice of the Fool in Lear’s entourage allows Shakespeare to make the Fool the only honest person, excepting Cordelia, surrounding the...

Seoul at night. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Brad Hammonds.

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

ANUMSA president Chit Win with primary school students in Myanmar. Photo supplied.

First-hand transformation

20 January 2016

Last week, fellow students from the Australian National University and I visited two villages in Myanmar’s Ayeyarwaddy Region to deliver stationery to primary school children. The trip also provided...

2016 John Monash scholarships

11 January 2016

The University congratulates five of its alumni who have received prestigious John Monash Scholarships. The John Monash Scholarships are awarded to postgraduates who foster...

St Basil's Cathedral in Moscow.

Russia, IS and the future of NATO

22 December 2015

The years 2014-15 were a watershed for European security. The hope that NATO could enjoy a strategic pause and peace dividend after the end of its operation in Afghanistan has been dashed, as direct...

New Horizons

New Horizons

16 December 2015

From recruiting terrorists online to using memes to insult Islamic State, the digital realm is rapidly reshaping politics and power in the 21st century. With many more examples like the above, the...

Chinese Frigate.

Post Cold-War power politics is back with a vengeance

8 December 2015

So much for an era of peace and stability under a new world order. Post Cold-War power politics is back with a vengeance writes Prof Hugh White for Fairfax Media.Read Post Cold-War power politics is...

Alice Dawkins is the inaugural New Colombo Plan Burma Fellow

Asia bound

3 December 2015

Six ANU students from a range of disciplines, from printmaking and drawing to physics and Asian history, have won scholarships to live and study in Asia and the Pacific under the...

Malcolm Turnbull tours the Pentagon in Washington D.C.

A true test of Turnbull’s diplomacy is yet to come

26 November 2015

For new and untested leaders on the international stage, being seen as a ‘safe pair of hands’ is one of the highest compliments that can be conferred on to them by nervous diplomats. In the case...

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to London last month was more than just a classic display of post-imperial pomp.

Changing of guard?

24 November 2015

Chinese President Xi Jinping's state visit to London last month was more than just a classic display of post-imperial pomp. It marked an important new phase in the way the British, and indeed many...

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