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

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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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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Politics and International Studies rankings

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

Assessing Indonesia's New Decree on Refugees

Does President Jokowi’s decree on the handling of refugees protect refugees? Carly Gordyn looks at the promises and pitfalls of the first-of-its-kind policy

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Rohingya refugee. Photo: Steve Gumaer on Flickr

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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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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Benjamin Zala

Benjamin Zala

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.

Ben has...

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Stuart Harris

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...

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Cecilia Jacob

Dr Cecilia Jacob is a Research Fellow and Director of Studies for the Department of International Relations here at the Coral Bell School. Cecilia is interested in the practice, politics and ethics of security. Her...

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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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