The Rohingya Crisis: A Regional Perspective
by John McBeth
The hastily called regional meeting in Bangkok is expected to consider a regional action plan to address the immediate issue of people...Read More
Rethinking Australia’s National Security PolicyCatherine Gordon from the AIIA National Office interviews Professor Rory Medcalf, Head of the National Security College, ANU, about the the need to rethink Australia’s national security policy, the gap between Australia’s interests and its capabilities in the region and the importance of public participation in formulating... More >
by Rory Medcalf
Turkey’s Election: History in the Making?Turkish voters are going to the polls on 7 June, in arguably the most significant election since the AKP (Justice and Development Party) came to power in 2002. For the ruling AKP and their president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, this is not just about seeking another term. It is the vote to change the way Turkey... More >
by Sedat Mulayim
PM Modi’s Visit to China Develops Economic BonhomieIndian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts to normalise relations with China have become more important as the economic interdependence between the two Asian giants continues to grow. Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently made a three-day visit to China, during a three-nation tour including Mongolia and South Korea, to boost India’s... More >
by Ashok Sharma
The Rights and Wrongs of US Overflights in the South China SeaTensions escalate in the South China Sea as China’s “Wall of Sand” continues to grow. Over the past six years, unilateral and escalatory actions by claimants to territories in the South China Sea have exacerbated tensions in the region. China has not been the precipitator of the tensions in these waters — whether it be... More >
by Sourabh Gupta
Conversations on an Indonesian Train – Pt. 2In part two of Conversations on an Indonesian Train, Dr Francis Palmos recounts his travels in East Java and his interactions with local people whilst on assignment for the Foreign Office in 1961. Part one can be found here Yet young Australian travelers have a reputation for being headstrong and daring which strikes fear into parents... More >
by Francis Palmos
For those of us who laboured in the Canberra Press Gallery during the heady 80’s and attempted interviews...
China’s Naval Power: an offensive realist approach provides a thoughtful analysis of one the most...
Any attempt to bridge the divide between scholars and policy-makers in international affairs is so...