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A proposed new Australian flag, designed by Professor John Blaxland.

Anzacs flew the Union Jack but now we need to wave our own flag

20 April 2015

Prince Harry’s current secondment with the Australian Army, and the coverage it has received, reminds us of the imperial ties of old – and so does the forthcoming Gallipoli centenary, writes JOHN...

Clark Davis Ivins.

Student prize honours fallen soldier

16 April 2015

A prize aimed at first-year security studies students at The Australian National University has been established in commemoration of an Australian soldier who died during World War II.Private Clark...

Photo by Antonio Tajuelo on flickr.

Why Australia should have joined the AIIB last November

7 April 2015

If Australia is serious about infrastructure then it should have signed up to the Chinese bank months ago, writes Susan Harris-Rimmer. Australia has announced that it is signing on to the China-led...

An Australian soldier’s shadow lays over a monument at Villers-Bretonneux, France during the Anzac Day dawn service.  Photo by Hamish Paterson/ Department of Defence.

Anzac legend needs to change, says leading historian

17 March 2015

One hundred years after the Gallipoli landings of April 1915, one of Australia’s leading historians has called for a change in the way the Anzac legend is commemorated.Professor Joan Beaumont, from...

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto.

A new gateway for research on Asia

11 March 2015

New partnership brings ANU and Japan scholars together.A proposed agreement between The Australian National University and a private Japanese university could see researchers from the ANU College of...

Is Australia's engagement with Asia over?

3 March 2015

 A new book on Australia’s role in Asia finds the country has moved to a new phase in its relationships with the region.From towing back boats to cattle bans and ignored pleas for clemency, it would...

When bad politics can lead to good policy

27 February 2015

We're often told good policy is good politics. Sometimes however what seems like terrible politics can create good policy. So it is with Australia's submarines, writes ANDREW CARR.Ever since the last...

The time is right for a new foreign policy blueprint

25 February 2015

To meet global challenges and ensure national interests, Australia needs to develop a coherent foreign policy narrative, writes Michael Wesley. Facing a tough year ahead in getting its domestic...

Carly Gordyn. Photo by James Walsh.

Reaping the rewards of research

20 February 2015

Strongly connected to the migrant experience while growing up, a PhD candidate is already receiving recognition for her research on asylum seeker policy.Like many people, Carly Gordyn didn’t consider...

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...

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