Australia’s UN Security Council Presidency – November 2014
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Australia’s UN Security Council Presidency – November 2014

Australia’s next Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Gillian Bird, reports on Australia’s two year term on the UN Security...

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  • Australia and the Illusion of being a G20 Power
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    Australia and the Illusion of being a G20 Power

    Further continuing a series sparked by the AIIA’s National Conference “Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation”, Peter Dean, fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the ANU, contributes his perspective as to whether Australia qualifies as a G20 power.  Peter Jennings is right. Australia is a G20 power and has global interests. But... More >
  • An Iran Deal Could Become Even More Unattainable
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    An Iran Deal Could Become Even More Unattainable

    Recent 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 >
  • The Meaning of the US Mid-term Elections
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    The Meaning of the US Mid-term Elections

    The 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 >
  • Conflict in the East China Sea: Would ANZUS Apply?
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    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 >
  • AIIA National Conference 2014: Contribution to Global Issues
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    AIIA National Conference 2014: Contribution to Global Issues

    A 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 >

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Money, Power and Ideology: Political Parties in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Most days, there’s a story in the Indonesian news on ‘korupsi’ (corruption) involving Indonesian...

W. Macmahon Ball: Politics for the People

This book is a study of the life of Professor William Macmahon Ball (known as ‘Mac’), focusing...

Debating Democratization in Myanmar

Myanmar is one of the most important cases of potential democratisation in the world today. Ruled for...

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