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

How Taiwan stands up to China through soft power

Amid Beijing's firm and hardline resolve to employ force if necessary, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing_Wen remained unfazed. Her response rejected China's one...

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Tsai Ing-wen celebrates her election victory in Taipei in 2016. Credit: AFP/Sam Yeh

What the Huawei espionage controversy means to the Philippines

Privacy advocates sound the alarm to the Duterte government on the potential intrusion and surveillance of China to the Philippines by the Chinese telco giant...

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Credit: AFP/Arne Dedert/dpa

Do Proposed Reforms of the World Health Organization Go Far Enough?

Earlier this month, the director-general of the WHO unveiled an ambitious restructuring plan to make it more efficient, nimble and focused on its core role.

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A health worker from the World Health Organization gives an Ebola vaccination to a front-line aid worker, Mbandaka, Congo

Australia's new Pacific Czar

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s new Office of the Pacific is a sign of the step up being made real.

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Ewan McDonald

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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