AIIA 2014 National Conference

Australian Outlook

AIIA 2014 National Conference

Foreign Policy for a Top 20 Nation Monday 27 October 2014, Hyatt Hotel, Canberra For 90 years, the Australian Institute of International Affairs...

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  • Issues Brief
    Issues Brief

    Issues Brief

    Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, will be welcome at the November G20 meeting in Brisbane. Treasurer Joe Hockey told a G20 finance ministers meeting in Cairns that there was an emphatic view amongst participants that Putin should be allowed to attend the summit. A number of people, including opposition leader Bill Shorten, had called... More >
  • Fiji Coup Leader Gets the Democratic Approval He Wanted
    Analysis

    Fiji Coup Leader Gets the Democratic Approval He Wanted

    This was the way it was meant to be, at least in the eyes of Fiji’s self-appointed prime minister and self-styled rear-admiral, Frank Bainimarama. The 2014 election, the country’s first since his 2006 coup, would secure him in office with an overwhelming democratic vote. Bainimarama and his Fiji First party have swept to victory in... More >
  • ‘Darwin is Asia’s Gateway to Australia’: Interview with Adam Giles, Chief Minister, Northern Territory
    Interviews

    ‘Darwin is Asia’s Gateway to Australia’: Interview with Adam Giles, Chief Minister, Northern Territory

    As the closest region to Asia, the ‘Top End’ remains a prized strategic location to Australia, which has enabled the Northern Territory to progressively integrate its economy with the region. Earlier this year, Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe interviewed Adam Giles, the Territory’s Chief Minister, who also occupies the strategic... More >
  • A World of Scotlands
    Analysis

    A World of Scotlands

    Regardless of how the Scottish referendum on independence turns out, it’s worth putting the event into context by recalling some basic facts concerning the rate of state proliferation. That’s not a topic that gets a lot of attention in news media. But how many countries do you think there are in the world today? Actually,... More >
  • Will India and China Bond Over Mahatma Gandhi?
    Analysis

    Will India and China Bond Over Mahatma Gandhi?

    Given longstanding border tensions between the two Asian neighbours, Mosiqi Acharya analyses whether today’s talks between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping will set a milestone in conventional bilateral relations. In almost every way, President Xi’s visit to India is going to be strikingly... More >

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Reading Room

The Politics of Climate Change Negotiations: Strategies and Variables in Prolonged International Negotiations

Government leaders from around the world will meet in Paris in November 2015 in the latest attempt to...

Food Security in Asia: Challenges, Policies and Implications

The spike in global food prices in 2007-2008 caused panic among consumers and governments in developing...

India in South Asia: Domestic Identity Politics and Foreign Policy from Nehru to the BJP

Indian foreign policy is often described as having shed its ‘postcolonial baggage’, having...

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