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  • India’s Bold Foreign Policy Under Modi

    India’s Bold Foreign Policy Under Modi

    Since the election of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014, Indian foreign policy has become more proactive in reaching out to the world both on land and sea. Under Modi’s administration, India has signed the historic land boundary agreement with Bangladesh and has provided humanitarian relief following the Nepal earthquake among... More >
  • Australian Aid in the Pacific Islands

    Australian Aid in the Pacific Islands

    Australian aid is at its lowest level since the 1970s, but geostrategic interests mean it remains the largest donor in the Pacific region. How is this aid achieving its objective of increasing economic growth at the same time as reducing poverty, and whose national interest is being served? The global aid landscape is influenced by... More >
  • New UN Security Council Members
    Issues Brief

    New UN Security Council Members

    On 28 June 2016, the 193 members of the United Nations General Assembly elected Sweden, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Kazakhstan as two-year, non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. After five rounds of voting, the final spot was a dead heat so a compromise was met, with Italy set to serve in 2017 and the... More >
  • The Judgments Project
    Fresh Perspectives

    The Judgments Project

    For Australia, legal certainty in the enforcement of civil and commercial judgments across borders is a top priority. An improved framework for decisions is even more important after the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership earlier this year, which will deepen trade ties between Australia and its Pacific Rim trading partners. In a world... More >
  • Xi is The Man: Corruption Crackdown and Centralisation
    Fresh Perspectives

    Xi is The Man: Corruption Crackdown and Centralisation

    ­­­­­­For an increasingly globalised and connected economy, open and transparent markets are key to sustained economic growth. Yet, it is this transparency that weakens the precious influence of the Communist Party over China’s domestic political landscape. In tandem with a widespread anti-graft campaign, President Xi Jinping has centralised... More >


Reading Room

Managing Global Health Security

While significant technological advances have been made in biomedical science since the end of the past...

Child Security in Asia: The impact of armed conflict in Cambodia and Myanmar

As Hillary Clinton graces the news daily during the presidential campaign, I am reminded of the words she...

Iran at the Crossroads

Professor Amin Saikal’s most recent book, Iran at the Crossroads, is a concise, informative and...