Implementing the Responsibility to Protect conference report

The report from the Implementing the Responsibility to Protect: Domestic Processes and Foreign Assistance conference held in 2016 is now published

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Implementing the Responsibility to Protect

IR academics comment on North Korea's ICBM test

Ben Zala and Feng Zhang voice their analysis of North Korea's latest missile test

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"That is what the terrorists want": Media as amplifier of violent extremist propaganda

Dr. Haroro Ingram presented at a workshop held by L’École nationale de la magistrature in Paris about how media reporting may act as an amplifier of violent...

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ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

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Ebola 2.0?

Ebola is back, but that doesn’t mean that the world should panic.

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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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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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David Envall

David is a research fellow in the Department of International Relations. He is also the editor of the Policy Background Paper series, which is part of the ANU-MacArthur Asia Security Initiative (ANU-MASI) Project In...

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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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Abidah Setyowat

Abidah Setyowati

Abidah is a human geographer specialising in political ecology. Her research interests cover a broad range of topics including, but not limited to, critical climate change, particularly on Reducing Emissions from...

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Peter Van Ness

Peter Van Ness

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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