2017- A Year in Review: Coral Bell School

The aspirations and approach of Bell School show a strong focus on research excellence, collegiality, award-winning teaching, and consistent policy impact and...

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Nuclear Deterrence at Risk

Taking up a year-long research fellowship at Harvard University in August, Dr Ben Zala will be looking for cracks in US nuclear deterrence strategies.

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Nuclear deterrence

Writing Reaction into Theory

International Relations Theory has tended to overlook political reaction, prompting Dr Joseph MacKay to ask why in a recent landmark journal article.

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Make America Great Again

Australia and the Korean Crisis: Confronting the limits of influence?

In this op-ed for the Australian Financial Review, O'Neil, Taylor and Tow explore Australia's position in the upcoming summits on the Korean Peninsula.

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Australia and the Korean Crisis: Confronting the limits of influence?

In this Centre of Gravity paper, Professors O’Neil, Taylor and Tow argued that the apparent optimism surrounding the upcoming ‘season of summitry’ on the...

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Centre of Gravity Issue 40

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

Dr Mathew Davies, Head of Department

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The Department of International Relations is a world leader in teaching International Relations, whether at the doctoral, masters, or undergraduate level.

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Benjamin Zala

Benjamin Zala

Ben is a Research Fellow in the Department of International Relations. He will take up a ten-month Stanton Nuclear Security fellowship at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard University,...

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Luke Glanville

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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Cecilia is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations at the Coral Bell School. Her work focuses on civilian protection, mass atrocity prevention, and international human protection norms. Cecilia has a...

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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...

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Alister Wedderburn

Alister Wedderburn

Alister joined the Department in October 2017 as the John Vincent Postdoctoral Fellow. He received an MA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2008, and another from the Department of War Studies...

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