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Brexit serves as a warning to ASEAN

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...

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

Strategic partnerships: Helping or hindering security?

15 June 2016

Strategic partnerships are becoming central to the management of international security in the Asia-Pacific region. All the major powers and many of the minor ones have entered into multiple...

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

The morning after: Australia, Japan, and the submarine deal that wasn't

8 June 2016

Barely had the visiting Japanese submarine, JS Hakuryu, departed Sydney Harbour on 26 April than Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull announced to the media that Australia’s future submarines...

University impact requires criticism, rigour, bravery, education

University impact requires criticism, rigour, bravery, education

17 May 2016

Illustration: Eric Lobbecke The call for universities and academics to ‘have impact’ is important and legitimate, and there is a strong narrative about how in the social sciences they have failed to...

The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

The foreign policy wisdom of Trump the fool

4 May 2016

King Lear’s Fool was no idiot. The buffoonery and artifice of the Fool in Lear’s entourage allows Shakespeare to make the Fool the only honest person, excepting Cordelia, surrounding the...

Call for papers on the theme of Children and R2P

Call for papers on the theme of Children and R2P

28 April 2016

Special Issue of the journal, Global Responsibility to Protect, on the theme of Children and R2P Special Issue Editors: Bina D’Costa and Luke Glanville Email: bina.dcosta@anu.edu.au and luke....

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Ideas for Australia: Sold short – Australia’s aid cuts have foreign policy consequences

22 April 2016

The Coalition government has embraced a more transactional foreign policy than its predecessor. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has repeatedly explained how the concept of “economic diplomacy” will...

Seoul at night. Image from Flickr, courtesy of Brad Hammonds.

Tackling the region’s policy challenges

28 January 2016

New issue of Asia & the Pacific Policy Studies confronts key policy concernsFrom simmering tensions in the South China Sea, to fledging democracy in Myanmar, and developing relationships between...

2016 John Monash scholarships

11 January 2016

The University congratulates five of its alumni who have received prestigious John Monash Scholarships. The John Monash Scholarships are awarded to postgraduates who foster...

New Horizons

New Horizons

16 December 2015

From recruiting terrorists online to using memes to insult Islamic State, the digital realm is rapidly reshaping politics and power in the 21st century. With many more examples like the above, the...

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