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Western thinking shouldn't mean frosty relations with China. Photo by AFP.

Time for a new China vision

20 February 2015

 China is not seeking to break the rules of global order, writes Stuart Harris.Australia’s foreign policy, and notably its relations with the US and China, has been a mix of positives and negatives...

Andrew Chan (right) and Myuran Sukumaran talk to their lawyer.

Don't shoot the messenger

17 February 2015

Keeping death row inmates alive is one of the best chances of success in Joko Widodo’s war on drugs, write Clarke Jones and James Giggacher. Indonesia has announced that death row inmates and '...

Pro-Russian rebels ride an armoured vehicle in Ukraine. Photo by AFP.

A victory for Russia

17 February 2015

 Vladimir Putin will see the Ukraine ceasefire agreement as a reward for his brinkmanship and a vindication of his strategy, writes Mathew Davies.The agreement in Minsk between Russia and the Ukraine...

ANU honours accidental academic

4 February 2015

She was an accidental academic dedicated to avoiding Armageddon, a pioneer in a field long dominated by men, once approached to spy for the Soviet Union, and a source of inspiration for Henry...

Today’s world yesterday

3 February 2015

As one of Australia’s pre-eminent international relations and security scholars, Coral Bell not only shaped Australian defence and foreign policy; she foresaw the challenges and dangers of today’s...

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The accidental academic

3 February 2015

The legacy of Coral Bell – one of Australia’s keenest minds on world politics – lives on to inspire a whole new generation of scholars, writes Sheryn Lee.Tomorrow, the ANU College of Asia and the...

Front row (left to right): Thomas Power, Christopher Perks, Stewart Sutherland, Raymond Lovett.  Backrow (left to right): Sophia Buchhor​n, Zoe Hatten, Caroline Compton, Gerard McCarthy, Timothea Horn, Justine Chambers, Nonie Elise Tuxen.

Students sweep up in Endeavour awards

7 January 2015

ANU College of Asia and the Pacific collects six of 26 prestigious Endeavour Postgraduate scholarships for graduate research and fieldwork. Six graduate students from the ANU College of Asia and the...

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The Singapore Grand Prix and soft power

19 September 2014

Formula One is about serious speed, cutting-edge engineering and transformative technology. But mostly it’s about money. Like no other sport, Formula One (F1) follows the money. That’s why the F1...

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Lost in transmission: The Australia Network, soft power and diplomacy

3 February 2014

According to reports, the Abbott government is considering scrapping the ABC’s Australia Network in the May budget to save money, ending its role in “soft diplomacy” efforts in the Asia-Pacific...

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