AIIA 2014 National Conference

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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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  • Can the Islamic State Expand into Indonesia?
    Analysis

    Can the Islamic State Expand into Indonesia?

    With the Islamic State (IS), also known as ISIL, attracting extremists across Indonesia, there are growing fears that the group could revitalise the militant Islamist movement there. Consequently, Jakarta has appealed for increased international support and co-operation to help combat the terrorist organisation. Background “Indonesia... More >
  • Delivering a United Nations Security Council Presidency: the UK Experience
    Analysis

    Delivering a United Nations Security Council Presidency: the UK Experience

    It has been rewarding to be High Commissioner here during Australia’s time on the United Nations Security Council. We have worked very closely together on UNSC business as in many other areas. The UK takes its responsibilities as a permanent member very seriously. The Security Council remains the world’s most important forum for... More >
  • A Change-Up is Needed
    Analysis

    A Change-Up is Needed

    Staying ahead of the curve: in the wake of an ever-evolving global market, Mike Callaghan discusses the Brisbane G20 Summit’s vital role in calling for worldwide economic institutions to adapt, reform and change their practices or risk continued unwieldiness. In an increasingly integrated global economy, effective multilateral economic... More >
  • Restoring – and Improving – Relations with Indonesia
    Issues Brief

    Restoring – and Improving – Relations with Indonesia

    This week saw public recognition that relations between Canberra and Jakarta have been fully restored with the signing of a new code of conduct agreement by foreign minister Julie Bishop and her Indonesian counterpart, Marty Natalegawa. Mr Natalegawa described the signing as marking a “very special and important day. ” Ms Bishop... More >
  • Epidemic Ethics: Four Lessons from the Current Ebola Outbreak
    Analysis

    Epidemic Ethics: Four Lessons from the Current Ebola Outbreak

    The extent of the current Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has belatedly focused the attention of non-governmental organisations, local and Western governments, and international media. What we haven’t caught up with though, is the extent to which these outbreaks and their devastating effects are predictable and preventable. The... More >

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Reading Room

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...

Japan’s Maritime Security Strategy: The Japan Coast Guard and Maritime Outlaws

Japan has long been characterised as a passive actor in international politics, reacting to rather than...

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