Who Will Bell the Nuclear Cat?
Analysis

Australian Outlook

Who Will Bell the Nuclear Cat?

The global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation agenda has stalled. Yet disarmament is the only way to fully eliminate nuclear weapons risk....

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  • Modi’s BJP No Longer Invincible
    Analysis

    Modi’s BJP No Longer Invincible

    The tale of the recent February Delhi assembly elections shows how quickly political fortunes can decline. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) recorded a landslide victory at the 2014 national elections and won a majority of seats in three subsequent state elections. But his party suffered a crushing defeat in Delhi,... More >
  • Indonesia and Australia: Appealing to Jakarta’s strengths
    Analysis

    Indonesia and Australia: Appealing to Jakarta’s strengths

    Joko Widodo was elected on the policy platform of defending Indonesia’s political sovereignty and territorial integrity, with a good dose of economic nationalism thrown in. That policy platform now manifests itself in a range of policy areas, most prominently in its sinking of foreign illegal fishing vessels in Indonesian waters and now in the... More >
  • Talking a Bird Down From a Tree: a Conversation with Chee Soon Juan
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    Talking a Bird Down From a Tree: a Conversation with Chee Soon Juan

    Singapore is facing political uncertainty with the dominating figure of Lee Kuan Yew in hospital on life support and his son, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, undergoing surgery for cancer last week. Their People’s Action Party (PAP) has ruled the island state since 1959, but had its worst result ever in the 2011 elections. Chee Soon Juan has... More >
  • The Economic Reform Path Greece Must Now Follow
    Analysis

    The Economic Reform Path Greece Must Now Follow

    The world may have heaved a sigh of relief over Greece’s last minute debt deal, but in Greece the conditional four-month extension is widely viewed as a major retraction for the new government. Syriza came to power on the promise of reversing crippling budget cuts, but must now play a game of compromises. As with... More >
  • Is PNG Heading for a Crisis?
    Analysis

    Is PNG Heading for a Crisis?

    Last year in Papua New Guinea was eventful, marked by a series of controversial government decisions. In March, the government decided to take out a loan of about 3 billion kina (US$1.2 billion, about 8 per cent of GDP) to buy shares in Oil Search. The decision divided the government, and the treasurer was sacked for... More >

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France, Britain and the United States in the Twentieth Century 1900-1940: A Reappraisal

This book is an original and stimulating contribution to two literatures that generally subsist apart;...

The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

This path-breaking and innovative book by Rodan and Hughes tackles one of the most important questions in...

Can Science Fix Climate Change?

The anniversary of the Kyoto Protocol, which entered into force ten years ago today, gives us pause to...

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