Vanessa Newby

Walking the Blue Line: Lebanon’s Security Sector Reform

Following civil war, re-establishing the legitimacy of a state’s army is a crucial part of security sector reform, writes Vanessa Newby

Women and violent extremism

Do women engage in terrorism for a cause or for the sake of violence?

Lebanon's fragile stability

After recent events in Turkey, Lebanon is looking like one of the most stable states in the Middle East, writes Vanessa Newby

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

The 60 Minutes kidnapping debacle in Lebanon reminds us of the negative impact for women of sectarianism in that country, writes Vanessa Newby.

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

The Lebanese will not view Samir Geagea’s latest decision with a great deal of excitement, writes Vanessa Newby. (Photo: Ratib Al Safadi/Getty Images)

The King of Jordan visits Australia on RN Drive

In the midst of a messy day in Parliament, the Prime Minister took some time out to play host to royalty.

Iran, Vietnam pledge $2 bn trade boost

For mineral-rich Vietnam, Iran offers a key partnership in the oil and gas industry and for health and technology exchanges

Walk the Line: An Investigation of the Micro-Processes of a UN Peacekeeping Mission

Vanessa Newby, ‘Walk the Line: An Investigation of the Micro-Processes of a UN Peacekeeping Mission’, Working Paper #37, Beirut: Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, A

An uneasy ceasefire has come into effect in Syria

Can the new humanitarian ceasefire in Syria hold? Dr Vanessa Newby joined Radio National's Patricia Karvelas to discuss the ceasefire

Positive Hybridity? Unpacking UN Security Sector Reform in South Lebanon

Vanessa F. Newby, ‘Positive Hybridity? Unpacking UN Security Sector Reform in South Lebanon’, Contemporary Politics, 27 September 2016 (online).

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