UN Decision is Not “the End of the Road” that Assange Claims it isA United Nations panel has found that Sweden and the UK have arbitrarily detained WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange contrary to their obligations under human rights treaties. The panel called on the two governments to ensure Assange’s rights are respected and to compensate him for his time in detention. Assange, who sought asylum in the... More >
by Professor Holly Cullen
Public Health Emergency of International Concern: the Zika CaseTwo confirmed cases of the Zika virus have been detected in Australia, just two days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the Zika outbreak in Central and South America to be a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern” (PHEIC). The Zika virus is usually a mild mosquito-borne illness that causes flu-like symptoms. It is... More >
by Dr Sara Davies
Turnbull Promotes Jokowi’s Global RoleMuch has been written about Prime Minister Turnbull’s wide-ranging speech last month in Washington DC at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Yet little attention seems to have been paid to Turnbull’s remarks about Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo, commonly known as Jokowi. Turnbull’s deep respect and admiration for Jokowi was... More >
by Michael Sheldrick and Stephanie Arrowsmith
Trouble Ahead: The China-Pakistan-India TriangleThe China-Pakistan strategic relationship is becoming increasingly important if China is to achieve its ambitions in the region. Much to India’s concern, the cooperation between China and Pakistan is set to increase – if Pakistan’s domestic troubles do not derail these efforts. Pakistan’s leaders like to describe their relationship with China... More >
by Dr Pradeep Taneja
In this survey of the security challenges facing the region, Robert Ayson, Professor of Strategic Studies...
The concept of national security dominates the public and private discourse in various countries, none...
For a discipline that turns on understanding power dynamics, it is surprising how little scholarship has...