The Yemen raid and the ghost of Anwar al-Awlaki

The aftermath of raids in once-forgotten corners of the world will be leveraged by actors for their own political purposes, writes Haroro J. Ingram and Craig...

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ANU ranked in the top 10 international universities

The ANU has been named in the top 10 of the world's most international universities. The 2017 Times Higher Education international universities rankings has...

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Trump and strategic change in Asia

Dr William Tow argues that President Trump’s ‘America first’ posture does not necessarily mean ‘Asia last’

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Walking the Blue Line: Lebanon’s Security Sector Reform

Following civil war, re-establishing the legitimacy of a state’s army is a crucial part of security sector reform, writes Vanessa Newby

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UNIFIL Peacekeeper patrols Blue Line. Source: UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe @ Flickr.com

The TPP is Over. What Happens Now?

Donald Trump has committed to withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership immediately upon assuming office, writes Dr Mathew Davies

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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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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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Jeremy Youde

Jeremy Youde

Jeremy’s research focuses on questions of global health governance and global health politics. He is the author of three books and co-editor of two recently edited volumes. He has published more than 30 peer-...

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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...

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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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Haroro J. Ingram

Dr Haroro J. Ingram is a research fellow in the Department of International Relations, the Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, at the Australian National University (Canberra). His primary postdoctoral...

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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...

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