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Assessing Indonesia's new decree on refugees

9 February 2017

On 31 December last year, Indonesian President Joko Widodo quietly issued a decree on the handling of refugees, breaking a long held silence on the issue. The pronouncement outlines how relevant...

ANU ranked in the top 10 international universities

1 February 2017

The ANU has been named in the top 10 of the world’s most international universities. The 2017 Times Higher Education international universities rankings has ANU at seventh in the world and...

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From the frontline to first-class Masters

16 December 2016

Being at the frontline of war zones, he was motivated to study International Relations to better understand the nature of conflicts. “During my time in the military I have consistently been sent...

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Tackling humanitarian challenges and the responsibility to protect

4 October 2016

ANU Conference tackles international humanitarian challenges Today, over 65 million people around the world are forcibly displaced by instability and armed conflict – with political and sectarian...

UNICEF/UNI15402/Holmes: Young women in poor communities in the Mekong Region face very high risk of exploitation in migration

Why research should be a priority in the global response to the child migration crisis

6 September 2016

With world leaders gathering at the United Nations for high level deliberations on the global migration crisis, the need for solid evidence to develop better policies on child migration has never...

ASEAN's South China Sea ulcer

26 July 2016

The just concluded meeting of ASEAN Foreign Ministers in Vientiane, Lao PDR, looked like it was going to be a high profile failure. The fear was that the meeting would repeat the 2012 experience of...

Lebanon's fragile stability

20 July 2016

Image: Flickr/World Bank/Dominic Chavez I arrived in Lebanon in early June this year and was immediately struck by the calm mood of the people. Since 2015 fear of an ISIS invasion had receded, in...

As turmoil sparks the largest protests in years, where is Zimbabwe headed?

18 July 2016

Image: AP photo by Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi Things are not going well in Zimbabwe. Although its economy experienced some recovery in the early part of the 2010s, after nearly a decade of hyperinflation...

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

The fight inside China over the South China Sea

30 June 2016

With a decision from an international ad hoc tribunal tasked with reviewing China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea looming, regional tensions are running high. A key problem is that no nation...

Thailand must end trafficking of all migrant workers

29 June 2016

On 6 June Thailand’s Prime Minister General Prayuth Chan-ocha gave a 35-minute speech commemorating the annual Stop Human Trafficking Day in Bangkok. He was also shown on state media donating 3,000...

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