A New ChAFTA in China-Australia Relations
by Kerry Brown
The China-Australia Free Trade Agreement is as much in China’s interests as Australia’s, argues director of the University of...Read More
An Iran deal could become even more unattainableRecent negotiations have highlighted difficulties of achieving a comprehensive agreement to end Iran’s nuclear program, reports Ramesh Thakur. A comprehensive agreement to end Iran’s nuclear program in order to eliminate suspicions about possible weapons dimensions to the program as a condition of lifting sanctions on Iran is proving elusive.... More >
by Ramesh Thakur
The Meaning of the US Mid-term ElectionsThe congressional polls represent not just a Republican victory with a vengeance, but a profound crisis of confidence, according to Tom Switzer. On November 4, 2014, the political pendulum in American politics swung away from the left. The midterm elections delivered the centre-right Republican Party a gain of between seven and nine seats to... More >
by Tom Switzer
Region or world? Australia as a ‘top 20’ playerContinuing a series sparked by the AIIA’s National Conference “Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation”, The Canberra Times‘ Nic Stuart gives his view on why Australia has to be a player in the region and globally. One of the most compelling passages in Thucydides’ detailed narrative of the Peloponnesian War doesn’t involve... More >
by Nic Stuart
Conflict in the East China Sea: Would ANZUS Apply?A new report says that there are questions to be answered about whether Australia would be involved in a conflict in the East China Sea. As the prime minister, Tony Abbott, concludes a week of summitry involving world leaders – including China’s president Xi Jinping, US president Barack Obama and Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe – a new... More >
by Colin Chapman
AIIA National Conference 2014: Contribution to Global IssuesA panel of experts offered advice on Australia’s contribution to global issues at the Australian Institute of International Affairs’ National Conference. Hale Yildiz reports. Paul Wilson, Former Deputy Permanent Representative to the United Nations and to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva, opened discussion around the Arms... More >
by Hale Yildiz
Most days, there’s a story in the Indonesian news on ‘korupsi’ (corruption) involving Indonesian...
This book is a study of the life of Professor William Macmahon Ball (known as ‘Mac’), focusing...
Myanmar is one of the most important cases of potential democratisation in the world today. Ruled for...