AIIA 2014 National Conference

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AIIA 2014 National Conference

Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation Monday 27 October 2014, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra Since 1924, the Australian Institute of International Affairs...

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  • Africa, Australia and International Education 
    Issues Brief

    Africa, Australia and International Education 

    Africa is too often seen through a negative lens. At the moment, the continent is making news in Australia for Ebola more than anything else. There is, however, another narrative: one of Africa as a land of opportunity. The Economist ran one of its front pages in 2013 on “Africa Rising: the hopeful continent“. Precisely... More >
  • G20: Driving Economy via Democracy
    Analysis

    G20: Driving Economy via Democracy

    Eventually, the G20 must extend its mandate beyond global economy issues and work to influence political change in authoritarian regimes – particularly in the Middle East, argues Turkey’s Taha Özhan. Both in terms of its legitimacy and the size of the populations it represents, the G20 has become one of the most important forums of... More >
  • Admirable Nobel Decision Unlikely to Spur India-Pakistan Peace
    Analysis

    Admirable Nobel Decision Unlikely to Spur India-Pakistan Peace

    The awarding of a shared Nobel Peace Prize award to a 17-year-old Pakistani girl, Malala Yousafzai, and a 60-year-old Indian man, Kailash Satyarthi, is historic and aimed at conveying multiple messages to global policy-makers. Both awardees have worked tirelessly for the rights of an estimated 180 million children worldwide who continue to be... More >
  • G20: Ensuring that Growth is the Good Kind
    Analysis

    G20: Ensuring that Growth is the Good Kind

    A G20 focus on infrastructure investment, long-term financing and implementing necessary structural reforms will ensure global economic growth is more robust. The agenda for this year’s G20 Australian presidency is “leaner” compared to many precious Summits. With a clear goal of stronger and resilient growth, supported by vigorous and robust... More >
  • Australian Soft Diplomacy: How is Australia Perceived Internationally?
    Analysis

    Australian Soft Diplomacy: How is Australia Perceived Internationally?

    What are the foreign policy priorities for Australia as a Top 20 nation? This is the theme of this year’s AIIA National Conference to be held in Canberra on October 27. There are many issues. High on the list is our security, and the strategy to protect it. As one of the world’s wealthier nations,... More >

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Reading Room

Zone of Crisis: Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq

Zone of Crisis is a very apt description of what this very informative book is about.  Professor Saikal...

India’s Ocean: The Story of India’s Bid for Regional Leadership

It is fashionable for strategic analysts to claim to understand India’s growing role and the...

The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations: Strategies and Variables in Prolonged International Negotiations

Government leaders from around the world will meet in Paris in November 2015 in the latest attempt to...

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