The War on Terror: Lessons from the London Bombings
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Australian Outlook

The War on Terror: Lessons from the London Bombings

Dr Michael McKinley reflects on the London bombings ten years ago, and what, if anything, the West has learned from its “War on...

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  • Eurozone’s Shared Identity the Final Tragedy of the Greek Crisis
    Analysis

    Eurozone’s Shared Identity the Final Tragedy of the Greek Crisis

    Over the past five years, the EU has taken what should have been a practical matter of economic policy – to run deficits during a recession – and turned it into a morality tale that threatens the fate of the European experiment itself. Economic policy is not a morality tale. The Greek tragedy is that... More >
  • Indonesia Formalises Involvement in Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank
    Issues Brief

    Indonesia Formalises Involvement in Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

    Indonesia hopes to secure funding for its infrastructure development programme but, in the absence of greater bureaucratic reform, it is unlikely to fully benefit from the promises of the China-led institution. At a ceremony in Beijing on 29 June, officials representing the 57 founding members of the Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)... More >
  • ANZUS – A Necessary Alliance, Or a Tangled Web?
    Analysis

    ANZUS – A Necessary Alliance, Or a Tangled Web?

    There’s a growing discord in international relations commentary about the merits of committing to alliances. One prominent argument claims that alliances lead states to become entangled in military conflicts they would otherwise avoid. When this occurs, states forgo natural self-interest and respect loyalty (moral, legal or reputational).... More >
  • For a Few Kilometres More: The Fight For Northern Syria
    Analysis

    For a Few Kilometres More: The Fight For Northern Syria

    As the Kurdish Peshmerga advances deeper into ISIS held territory, Turkish President Erdogan’s tacit support for Sunni rebels in Syria is becoming clearer, as his government’s concern over the establishment of a Kurdish state grows. Turkey and Syria share approximately 900 kilometers of border, with 11 border crossings. On June 28,... More >
  • Pope Francis: Shifting the Politics of Climate Change in the U.S.
    Fresh Perspectives

    Pope Francis: Shifting the Politics of Climate Change in the U.S.

    As the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election rolls around, Pope Francis is planting seeds of change in the nation’s politically polarised climate change arena. Much has been made of Pope Francis’s encyclical on climate change, which was delivered a few weeks ago to mixed receptions. In light of the upcoming 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, it is... More >

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Will China Dominate the 21st Century?

Will China dominate the 21st century? Jonathan Fenby, prolific author and long-term China-watcher,...

Political Economy and the Aid Industry in Asia

For most, it would be no long stretch of the imagination to conceive of transformational change as...

Unholy Fury: Whitlam and Nixon at War

Long after the dust of catastrophic events has settled and the reports are written, historians come to...

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