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Philippines stumbling towards dangerous isolation

11 August 2016

Shortly after his landslide victory, President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines received a phone call from President Obama. In that call, Obama emphasized the shared democratic values that tie the...

Women and violent extremism

10 August 2016

Do women engage in terrorism for a cause or for the sake of violence? If recent reports are to be believed, Islamic State may be on the decline. After sowing chaos in the region with its deadly mix...

Breathtaking but counterproductive: the South China Sea arbitration award

14 July 2016

Anthony Bergin wrote here on The Strategist that The Hague award in The Philippines v China arbitration case is a heavy defeat for Beijing. The award is breathtaking in its overwhelming support for...

Brexit campaigner Michael Gove will run to be the next Conservative Party leader and UK prime minister.  Photo: Jack Taylor

Brexit shows the vandals aren't at the gates; they’re the ones in power

4 July 2016

Political leaders who jettison facts undermine the very fabric of our democracies and threaten our future, writes Mathew Davies. In the run-up to Britain’s referendum on the EU, Michael Gove,...

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Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

28 June 2016

The lesson from the UK-EU split should not be one of smugness, but that regional cooperation only exists thanks to citizens’ permission. For decades the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN...

'60 Minutes' detention highlights women's rights issues in Lebanon

'60 Minutes' detention highlights women's rights issues in Lebanon

14 April 2016

On 7 April, the Lebanese internal security forces intercepted a kidnap attempt by British child recovery agents on a Beirut street. The agents were acting on behalf of an Australian woman, Sally...

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ANU ranked number one in Australia for politics and international studies

22 March 2016

The latest world subject rankings have strengthened the ANU position as among the best universities of the world and the top university in Australia. These rankings include...

China, Australia and the US rebalance?

China, Australia and the US rebalance?

8 March 2016

Australia enters China’s strategic landscape because of its role as a close military ally of the US. It’s seen by many inside China as the ‘southern anchor’ of America’s alliance system in the Asia–...

When will the Lebanese presidential merry-go-round stop spinning?

When will the Lebanese presidential merry-go-round stop spinning?

22 February 2016

And so the painfully slow process of agreeing on a new president for Lebanon continues.  A breakthrough — of sorts —  was reported last month when candidate Samir Geagea announced he was pulling out...

No more middle ground in our democracies.

No more middle ground in our democracies

19 February 2016

The centre of politics across major democracies is being hollowed out by a combination of anger, impatience and fatigue, writes Mathew Davies. Hillary Clinton’s 0.3 per cent victory over Bernie...

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