In War, Civilians are Paying the Highest Price
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In War, Civilians are Paying the Highest Price

Despite the fact that international humanitarian law is meant to protect civilians in armed conflict situations, civilian casualties in Gaza,...

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  • Issues Brief
    Issues Brief

    Issues Brief

    After intensive lobbying by US President Barack Obama and Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron, European Union leaders have agreed the most extensive sanctions yet penalizing Russia for its continued support of separatists in eastern Ukraine. The pressure will now be on Australia and other G-20 nations to stiffen their sanctions... More >
  • Future of Navy Modernisation: An Interview With Rear Admiral Mark Campbell
    Interviews

    Future of Navy Modernisation: An Interview With Rear Admiral Mark Campbell

    The Royal Australian Navy today is headed towards a challenging era replete with the introduction of new capabilities and platforms amidst increasingly tighter budgets. In a wide-ranging interview the Head of Navy Capability, Rear Admiral Mark Campbell, spoke to defence analyst Sergei De Silva-Ranasinghe about the Navy’s modernisation... More >
  • Staying on Track
    Analysis

    Staying on Track

    The G20 as an informal forum is ideal for frank discussions, but the Brisbane Summit must deliver on the two main issues, global economic growth and resilience. Germany has always been a strong supporter of multilateralism and the governance of global challenges through international institutions and fora. As such, Germany supported the... More >
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    Issues Brief

    Issues Brief

    Two global issues continue to dominate world affairs – the aftermath of the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 by Moscow-backed rebels in Ukraine, and the Gaza-Israel war. Despite the UN Security Council resolution drawn up by foreign minister Julie Bishop – and backed by all members, including Russia – international... More >
  • Southeast Asia Maintains International Importance
    Analysis

    Southeast Asia Maintains International Importance

    As the military regime in Thailand issued a new interim charter and the political turmoil in Cambodia began to ease, the likely loser of the Indonesian presidential election reiterated his pledge to challenge the outcome. Meanwhile, the head of the armed forces in the Philippines cautioned the military not to get involved in politics –... More >

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Reading Room

Economic Relations between Australia and the European Union: Law and Policy

This important book seeks to unravel a commercial puzzle. The reality is that the European Union (EU) and...

India and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Regime: The Perennial Outlier

As C. Raja Mohan observes in the preface to this book, India has had many ‘atomic avatars’:...

Dangerous Allies

Malcolm Fraser’s book Dangerous Allies is the latest round in a debate that can be traced back at...

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