The Commonwealth: A Relic of the Past or the Face of the Future?
by Philip Murphy
In recent years the performance of the Commonwealth, which brings together 53 nations and nearly a third of the world population, has been...Read More
Are Expectations of Australia’s International Influence Unrealistic?Expert Panel-Fellows of the AIIA Hilary Charlesworth FAIIA-Professor, ANU; Director of Centre for International Governance and Justice Jocelyn Chey AM FAIIA-Visiting Professor, University of Sydney; former Consul-General in Hong Kong James Cotton FAIIA-Emeritus Professor at the University of NSW Rawdon Dalrymple AO FAIIA-Former Visiting... More >
by AIIA Fellows responding to the burning question of the week
G20: Through the Eyes of ChinaChina sees the G20 as a major tool in global economic governance and as a means to strengthen the representation of developing economies in a multipolar world, writes Dr Ren Xiao. As we all know, the G20 mechanism initially came into being after the 1997- 98 Asian Financial Crisis, primarily as a gathering of Finance... More >
by Ren Xiao
Indonesian Democracy Takes Major Step Forward as Jokowi Declared WinnerWith the announcement that Joko Widodo has won the recent presidential election, Indonesiaʼs young democracy has taken a major step forward. Despite the prospect of some unrest, the election marks the first transfer of power between two directly-elected presidents and bodes well for the future. Background Indonesiaʼs democracy has taken a... More >
by Andrew Manners
Issues BriefBritain’s prime minister, David Cameron, has been accused of double standards with his arguments that further sanctions should be imposed on Russia because of its actions in Ukraine. The row stems from Cameron’s call to France to scrap the sale of two Mistral class warships to Russia. The Financial Times reports that the head of... More >
by Colin Chapman
G20: An Ongoing RevolutionProfessor Andrew Cooper highlights the changing perceptions, positive progressions and past successes that add to the G20’s growing sense of legitimacy as it moves towards the Brisbane Summit. It is widely heldthat the G20 is in serious transition. Certainly the forum has shape-shifted from its high profile role as a “fellowship of... More >
by Andrew F Cooper
This important book seeks to unravel a commercial puzzle. The reality is that the European Union (EU) and...
As C. Raja Mohan observes in the preface to this book, India has had many ‘atomic avatars’:...
Malcolm Fraser’s book Dangerous Allies is the latest round in a debate that can be traced back at...