The Benefits of AIIB Stretch Beyond Asia
by Kate Carnell AO
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will provide opportunities to the entire region for economic and social development and Australia can...Read More
Aleppo – Ground Zero of the Syrian ConflictSyria’s ancient and medieval heritage has become another victim of the war, overwhelmed and often overlooked in the face of a vast human tragedy. Historian and former Ambassador in Syria Ross Burns counts the cost. In 1992, the first edition of my survey of Syria’s archaeological sites, Monuments of Syria, an historical survey of all... More >
by Dr Ross Burns
Getting Free Trade Right Can Be Good for Workers and ExportersThis week has been “crunch time” for the conclusion of the Trans Pacific Partnership, amid concerns from the Labor Party about the impact of free trade agreements on workers. Agreement on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership could come as early as this week, with negotiations now focused on “the last few issues,” according... More >
by Tim Harcourt
Restructuring Australia’s Defence EmpireThe defence industry is still digesting the fallout from the wide-ranging First Principles Review, which resulted in the closure of two agencies – and some unanswered questions. The First Principles Review of Defence titled Creating One Defence (referred to as the Peever Review) recommended a new oversight structure for Defence capital... More >
by John O’Callaghan
UK: Who Will Lead Labour Out of the Shadows?Following its disastrous performance at the 2015 General Election and the subsequent resignation of Ed Miliband, the British Labour party now has to choose between four candidates for leader, and a radical leftist is leading the polls. Labour is in the process of electing a new Leader. The candidates who have successfully made it through the... More >
by Sean Kippin
Australia Will Spend $1 Billion This Year On A Losing War in IraqUnflinching Australian support for the American-led war effort in Iraq has come at a high price. Australia’s staunch support for the United States-led war effort in Iraq needs little introduction. We are the second-largest foreign contributor, with 500 troops on the ground and another 400 RAAF personnel stationed in Dubai, armed with six... More >
by Anthony Ricketts
TAKING ON THE MURDOCHS – THE DYNASTY TEETERS The name of Milly Dowler will always remain as a catalyst in...
Historian of Australian foreign policy and India expert, Meg Gurry provides an engaging account of the...
David Kilcullen’s third book, ‘Out of the Mountains – The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla’ adds...