Megaevents, Sports Diplomacy and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup
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Megaevents, Sports Diplomacy and the 2015 AFC Asian Cup

The 2015 Asian Cup presents tremendous opportunities in the field of sport diplomacy. International sporting tournaments (or megaevents, as...

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  • Threat or Paranoia: Australia-Japan Relations in a Changing Asia
    Fresh Perspectives

    Threat or Paranoia: Australia-Japan Relations in a Changing Asia

    Deepening ties between Australia and Japan do not operate in a vacuum. They instead influence relationships in the region particularly with China.  Australia-Japan relations are at a high. The personal engagement of Tony Abbott and Shinzo Abe is trickling down into increased defence and security co-operation between these two nations. Both... More >
  • Death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah: a Succession Story
    Analysis

    Death of Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah: a Succession Story

    The passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia will change little in the kingdom and its relations with the West. The monarch had been ailing and reclusive for some years and his anointed successor (and brother) Salman had been handling the kingdom’s leadership in all but name. Salman’s reign will likely be characterised by a steady hand... More >
  • South Asian Regional Cooperation: The India-Pakistan Imperative
    Fresh Perspectives

    South Asian Regional Cooperation: The India-Pakistan Imperative

    A fundamental factor impeding South Asian regional cooperation is the visceral animosity between India and Pakistan. There is significant potential for regional cooperation to improve development prospects across South Asia. However, the animosity between India and Pakistan has been to the detriment of the region. Both states stand to gain... More >
  • Bali Nine: Hypocrisy, Politics and Courts Play Out in Death Row Lottery
    Analysis

    Bali Nine: Hypocrisy, Politics and Courts Play Out in Death Row Lottery

    One of the strongest arguments against the death penalty is that its administration is fundamentally unfair.  Too often, the question of who receives a death sentence and whether and when it is actually carried out becomes more a matter of politics than of facts and law. This is certainly the case for the two Australians, Myuran... More >
  • Dr Stephen Sherlock – Indonesia’s Parliament and the Relevance of Oppositions
    Interviews

    Dr Stephen Sherlock – Indonesia’s Parliament and the Relevance of Oppositions

    Dr Stephen Sherlock, Visiting Fellow at the Australian National University, recaps the recent Indonesian elections and Jokowi’s first three months in office. He delves into the workings of the Indonesian Parliament (DPR), the Indonesian electoral system and the potential for opposing parties to frustrate Jokowi’s policy plans. The... More >

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