Asian pawns lose out in power play between the US and China

Is there broader deal-making going on in Asia which may or may not relate to the current push by the US and China to rein in North Korea asks Dr Mathew Davies

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Politics and International Studies at ANU jumps to 6th place in 2017 QS Rankings

The 2017 QS World University Rankings has seen Politics and International Studies at ANU move from 8th place in the world to 6th place. It is the third year in...

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What North Korea and Syria tell us about US primacy: It's over

Ben Zala argues that the unipolar moment is over

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100 Days of Trump: What Should Asia Do?

Experts from across The Australian National University’s College of Asia...

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100 Days of Trump

Is ASEAN a newfound voice for the Rohingya?

Has the democratisation of Myanmar marked a step forward for ASEAN or the Rohingya, asks Mathew Davies.

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Relief for Rohingyas in Chittagong. Photo: Reuters/Mohammad Ponir Hussain

The study and teaching of International Relations is at a crossroads within and beyond Australia. The old ingredients of international order, settled liberal norms, and the overarching framework of American power are today contested as rising powers seek to create their own place in the global and regional order, and as existing powers face a range of internal and external challenges.

The Department of International Relations, the first of its kind in Australia, is a world-leading centre of the study of the challenges, opportunities, and processes that emerge from these momentous changes. Since our foundation in 1949, we have approached the challenge of thinking about global and regional affairs with a combination of academic rigour and ethical awareness. Today, the Department follows in the footsteps of the discipline-leading men and women who have worked here in the past and upon whose inheritance we continue to build. The quality of our academic research has been consistently recognised in various global and national rankings – along with colleagues from across the ANU, we have received a QS ranking for ANU’s Politics and International Studies discipline as sixth in the world and a score of 5 in the most recent ERA. Read further

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Luke Glanville is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations. He graduated with his PhD in Political Science at the University of Queensland in 2010 and then worked at Griffith University before joining...

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Ben is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations. His work focuses on the politics of the great powers, international security issues, and International Relations theory.

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My current research examines the intersection of regional order building, human rights and governance in Southeast Asia, paying particular regard to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). To study this...

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