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Haroro Ingram at the ANU Info Wars Conference

Talking down terror

30 October 2017

Global leaders need to rethink the way they talk about terrorism. Whenever a politician denounces a terror attack as an attack on all democracies everywhere, on freedoms everywhere they are stepping...

Indian man looking at tiger skins

Beyond borders: Trading in tiger skin

30 October 2017

Unlike a pangolin, Tokay gecko or similar victim of the illegal wildlife trade, poaching a tiger takes some skill. And that, really, forms the crux of Professor Lorraine Elliott’s research into...

Peter Greste

Widening definitions of terrorism threaten press freedom, warns Peter Greste

18 October 2017

By CAP student correspondent Diana Tung Journalist Peter Greste has spoken out against limitations to journalistic freedoms imposed by new anti-terror laws during a recent event at The Australian...

President Trump and President Xi

Who will be the adult in the room on North Korea?

14 October 2017

Two spoiled, narcissistic, self-deluded bully boys — US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un — are playing a game of nuclear weapons ‘chicken’ at the world’s expense. This game...

ANU Vice-Chancellor Professor Brian Schmidt and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) Professor Shirley Leitch with counterparts from Ritsumeikan University

ANU and Japan’s Ritsumeikan University to offer dual degree

3 October 2017

The Australian National University (ANU) will build on its global expertise in the study of the Asia Pacific by offering a new undergraduate dual degree program with Japan’s Ritsumeikan...

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Why ISIS is so good at branding its failures as successes

20 September 2017

When you think about terrorist attacks the way the Islamic State does, even blatant technical failure can become strategic success. It’s all about how shrewdly you brand an attack after the fact—and...

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The Symbolism of ASEAN at 50

24 August 2017

Had someone at the foundation of ASEAN fifty years ago predicted that the regional organisation would be around in half a century, they might not have been openly laughed at, but they would likely...

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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