AIIA 2014 National Conference
Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation Monday 27 October 2014, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra For 90 years, the Australian Institute of International Affairs...Read More
Issues BriefRussia’s president, Vladimir Putin, will be welcome at the November G20 meeting in Brisbane. Treasurer Joe Hockey told a G20 finance ministers meeting in Cairns that there was an emphatic view amongst participants that Putin should be allowed to attend the summit. A number of people, including opposition leader Bill Shorten, had called... More >
by Colin Chapman
Fiji Coup Leader Gets the Democratic Approval He WantedThis was the way it was meant to be, at least in the eyes of Fiji’s self-appointed prime minister and self-styled rear-admiral, Frank Bainimarama. The 2014 election, the country’s first since his 2006 coup, would secure him in office with an overwhelming democratic vote. Bainimarama and his Fiji First party have swept to victory in... More >
by Stewart Firth
‘Darwin is Asia’s Gateway to Australia’: Interview with Adam Giles, Chief Minister, Northern TerritoryAs the closest region to Asia, the ‘Top End’ remains a prized strategic location to Australia, which has enabled the Northern Territory to progressively integrate its economy with the region. Earlier this year, Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe interviewed Adam Giles, the Territory’s Chief Minister, who also occupies the strategic... More >
by Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe
A World of ScotlandsRegardless of how the Scottish referendum on independence turns out, it’s worth putting the event into context by recalling some basic facts concerning the rate of state proliferation. That’s not a topic that gets a lot of attention in news media. But how many countries do you think there are in the world today? Actually,... More >
by Rod Lyon
Will India and China Bond Over Mahatma Gandhi?Given longstanding border tensions between the two Asian neighbours, Mosiqi Acharya analyses whether today’s talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will set a milestone in conventional bilateral relations. In almost every way, President Xi’s visit to India is going to be strikingly... More >
by Mosiqi Acharya
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...
The spike in global food prices in 2007-2008 caused panic among consumers and governments in developing...
Indian foreign policy is often described as having shed its ‘postcolonial baggage’, having...