Alliances Adrift: Is this the end of America’s Asian alliances?

Workshops in Singapore and Manila explore the recent changes in Indo-Pacific alliance politics.

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Practising Humanity amid Changing Conflict

Join us for a conversation with ICRC's Head of Policy, Dr Hugo Slim, about what humanity means in practice to a world in flux and as the very nature of...

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Dr Hugo Slim- ICRC

Of Cricket, Sandpaper and “Shadow Values”

When it comes to Australia’s foreign aid spending, the Cameron Bancroft and Steven Smith ball tampering incident provides an illustrative analogy of the...

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It’s Time for a New Philippine Strategy Toward China

Not even a strongman like Duterte can prevent China from altering the status quo, so what's the plan?

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Australia's ambitious diplomacy program: Prospects, opportunities for Philippines

The Australian Now ASEAN offers both the Philippines and Australia a platform to celebrate shared milestones but most importantly chart new possibilities and...

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Australian Now ASEAN

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 tenth 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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Mathew Davies

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 Day

Ben is Associate Lecturer in the Department of International Relations.

Ben’s research interests encompass foreign policy analysis and international development. His doctoral dissertation, ‘Explaining Aid...

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Nicolas is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations. He graduated with his PhD in international relations from Sciences Po Paris (Institute for Political Studies in Paris) in 2010. Prior to joining ANU...

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Lorraine Elliott

My research focuses on global governance and human security, transnational environmental crime, regional environmental governance in Southeast Asia, environmental security, climate security and human security (with a...

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David is a Fellow in the Department of International Relations. In addition to having worked as a copy editor and corporate editor/writer, he has formerly held appointments teaching Japanese foreign relations at...

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