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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ANU graduates rated Australia's most employable

Graduates from The Australian National University (ANU) have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers...

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Lebanon: On Remembering and Forgetting

Many of the problems affecting Lebanon remain connected to its former civil war and to its neighbours, Israel, Syria and Palestine, writes Dr Vanessa Newby

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What happens if Rodrigo Duterte dumps the US?

Philippines President Duterte marked his first 100 days in office with renewed attacks on the country's alliance with the US, writes Dr Mathew Davies

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Tackling humanitarian challenges and the responsibility to protect

ANU Conference tackles international humanitarian challenges

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United Nations, peacekeeping, responsibility to protect

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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Vanessa Newby’s current research focus is peacebuilding and peacekeeping in the Middle East. Vanessa has published on the normalisation of peace through everyday security practices, the role of time in...

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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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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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