Australia and Indonesia: Hard Times Ahead
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Australian Outlook

Australia and Indonesia: Hard Times Ahead

The executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will leave most Australians dismayed by President Jokowi’s refusal of clemency, angered by the...

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  • The Long Search for Peace in Syria
    Analysis

    The Long Search for Peace in Syria

    Is peace possible, or a hopeless dream? It was reported this week that the UN’s Special Envoy for Syria, Stefan di Mistura, has started to prepare the ground for renewed efforts to find a political solution to the crisis there, following a request by UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon. If there is a “problem from hell”... More >
  • Is There Still an NZ in ANZAC – And Does New Zealand Matter Anyway?
    Analysis

    Is There Still an NZ in ANZAC – And Does New Zealand Matter Anyway?

    Ensuring that the Trans-Trasman relationship continues to deliver for both sides of The Ditch is the ultimate tribute to the sacrifice we commemorate this year during the ANZAC centenary, according to New Zealand High Commissioner to Australia Chris Seed. This year, considerable homage is rightly being paid to the ANZAC legacy. Australia has... More >
  • Sudan Election Consolidates Bashir’s Hold on Power
    Analysis

    Sudan Election Consolidates Bashir’s Hold on Power

    Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, under whose rule hundreds of thousands of people in Darfur have been killed, was re-elected on 27 April 2015. The country’s recent elections will have little effect on its current trajectory, although there appears to be a shift in Bashir’s relations in the Middle East. Background Sudan’s recent... More >
  • The Key Role of NGOs in Bringing Disaster Relief in Nepal
    Analysis

    The Key Role of NGOs in Bringing Disaster Relief in Nepal

    Although NGOs possess a comparative advantage in disaster relief due to their regional experience and lack of partisan affiliation, insufficient coordination can severely hinder humanitarian efforts. The relief operation is underway in Nepal – under extremely difficult circumstances. Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) play a crucial role in... More >
  • Grand Strategy or Strategic Fragmentation?
    Fresh Perspectives

    Grand Strategy or Strategic Fragmentation?

    Obama shies away from rigid alliances in favour of a compartmentalised approach to the Middle East. On June 4, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama stepped up to the lectern in Cairo University’s Major Reception Hall. The words that followed implied a marked departure from his predecessor’s “either you are with us or you’re with the terrorists”... More >

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Reading Room

Cursed Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied Territories

While serving as a young Israel Defence Force officer in Gaza in the 1970s, Ahron Bregman became acutely...

Defence Planning and Uncertainty: Preparing for the Next Asia-Pacific War

My colleague Stephan Frühling has written a marvellous book on the vexed subject of how to handle the...

Contentious Activism and Inter-Korean Relations

In this innovative and important new book, Danielle Chubb examines how political activism in South Korea...

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