Lebanon's fragile stability

After recent events in Turkey, Lebanon is looking like one of the most stable states in the Middle East, writes Vanessa Newby

» read more

Turmoil sparks largest protests in Zimbabwe

Things are not going well in Zimbabwe, writes Jeremy Youde in World Politics Review

» read more

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

Even Beijing isn't sure what it wants, writes Feng Zhang in Foreign Policy

» read more

Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

There are lessons to be learnt from the UK-EU split, writes Mathew Davies

» read more

Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

Strategic partnerships are more flexible and potentially less destabilizing for Asian security than formal alliances. Yet, as David Envall and Ian Hall ask,...

» read more

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

The Department of International Relations is one of the leading centres for the study of global politics in the world, and the only department of its kind in Australia. We combine the study of international relations with a focus on the Asia Pacific region. Our researchers analyse how changes in foreign policies, the strategic balance of power, international norms and globalisation drive political developments in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

Students

The Department of International Relations has long been one of the leading centres in the world for research and for the education of graduate students in international relations. We offer high quality programs of graduate coursework and graduate research and manage a range of undergraduate courses.

» read more

Our people

David Envall

David is a research fellow in the Department of International Relations. He is also the editor of the Policy Background Paper series, which is part of the ANU-MacArthur Asia Security Initiative (ANU-MASI) Project In...

» read more

» view all people

Peter Van Ness

Peter Van Ness is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of International Relations. He is a specialist on Chinese foreign policy and US relations with China. He has published books on Chinese support for revolution...

» read more

» view all people

Stuart Harris

I have continued research on China’s foreign policy, its relationship with the US and the region and on regional responses to globalisation, with particular emphasis on China and Northeast Asia. Other areas of...

» read more

» view all people

Mathew Davies

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...

» read more

» view all people

William Tow

Previously Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland and at Griffith University, and an Assistant Professor of International Relations at the University of Southern California (USC),...

» read more

» view all people

  • Previous
  • Pause
  • Previous
Social media

Updated:  23 March 2016/Responsible Officer:  Su-Ann Tan/Page Contact:  CAP Web Team