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Regional roundup spotlights Australia’s key relationships

11 August 2017

In trying to understand what kind of neighbour Australia wants to be in the Asia-Pacific, a regional roundup is as good as any. Speaking at the Australian National University’s annual Australia 360...

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Is a second Sino-Indian border war imminent?

11 August 2017

The Sino-Indian standoff in the Doklam (Donglang in Chinese) region of the Himalayas where the borders of China, India and Bhutan converge is now nearly two months old. The dispute arose in mid-June...

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Thailand’s new migrant worker policy is a step onto uncertain ground

11 August 2017

Since 2014, Thailand’s coup-led government has prioritised eliminating human trafficking, especially among migrant workers. This renewed attention has been in direct response to a storm of...

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Thinking seriously about Asia's arms control

9 August 2017

While much of the attention on the Asian nuclear order is rightly focused on the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang’s increasingly credible nuclear weapons program is only the tip of the iceberg. A region...

Implementing the Responsibility to Protect

Implementing the Responsibility to Protect conference report

10 July 2017

On 28–29 October 2016, the Department of International Relations at The Australian National University, along with the Asia Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect at the University of...

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IR academics comment on North Korea's ICBM test

10 July 2017

As the world reacts to North Korea’s ICBM test, our IR academics have been adding their views to the global media coverage. Dr Feng Zhang is quoted in the New York Times, and Dr Ben Zala was...

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

16 June 2017

On 16 June 2017, Dr. Haroro Ingram presented at a workshop held by L’École nationale de la magistrature (ENM) in Paris about whether and how media reporting may act as an amplifier of violent...

ANU ranked 1st in Australia, top 20 globally.

8 June 2017

The Australian National University (ANU) has reaffirmed its position as Australia’s top university and among the top 20 universities in the world. The latest QS World University Rankings for...

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Asian pawns lose out in power play between the US and China

4 May 2017

China is winning the battle over the South China Sea, the resource-rich stretch of contested water where the country’s been building artificial islands equipped with military-length airstrips...

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What North Korea and Syria tell us about US primacy: It's over

1 May 2017

In the course of the last three weeks, we have probably witnessed the end of the defining feature of the post-Cold War era: unrivaled American power. For all the back and forth between commentators...

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