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An unfolding humanitarian emergency

11 November 2017

The Australian government formally closed the Manus Regional Processing Centre on 31 October. The MRPC was an offshore immigration detention facility at a naval base on Manus Island in northern Papua...

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Pacific Research Colloquium 2018

7 November 2017

The 2018 Pacific Research Colloquium (PRC) will be held from Monday 26 November to Friday 7 December 2018. These dates will substitute for the normal dates in late January to early February. The...

Pacific Research Program launch with Julie Bishop

Minister for Foreign Affairs launches the Pacific Research Program

24 October 2017

On Tuesday 24 October the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP, launched the Pacific Research Program. The PRP is a consortium led by the State, Society and Governance in Melanesia...

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Widening definitions of terrorism threaten press freedom, warns Peter Greste

18 October 2017

By CAP student correspondent Diana Tung Journalist Peter Greste has spoken out against limitations to journalistic freedoms imposed by new anti-terror laws during a recent event at The Australian...

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Professor Shirley Leitch with counterparts from Ritsumeikan University

ANU and Japan’s Ritsumeikan University to offer dual degree

3 October 2017

The Australian National University (ANU) will build on its global expertise in the study of the Asia Pacific by offering a new undergraduate dual degree program with Japan’s Ritsumeikan...

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Why ISIS is so good at branding its failures as successes

20 September 2017

When you think about terrorist attacks the way the Islamic State does, even blatant technical failure can become strategic success. It’s all about how shrewdly you brand an attack after the fact—and...

Emeritus Professor Clive Moore

Select Bibliography on Solomon Islands, 2003–2017

1 September 2017

A bibliography of publications on Solomon Islands during the RAMSI years (2003–2017) has been compiled by Emeritus Professor Clive Moore of the University of Queeensland. Clive has kindly agreed to...

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The Symbolism of ASEAN at 50

24 August 2017

Had someone at the foundation of ASEAN fifty years ago predicted that the regional organisation would be around in half a century, they might not have been openly laughed at, but they would likely...

Being a good neighbour: Australia in Asia

14 August 2017

Re-imagining Australia’s relationships with its neighbours poses no small challenge. Yet, a panel of academics from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre took up just that question at the...

Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

11 August 2017

In trying to understand what kind of neighbour Australia wants to be in the Asia-Pacific, a regional roundup is as good as any. Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360...

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